Some might argue that “ALL NATIONS, PEOPLES AND LANGUAGES” worshiping the Lord in His kingdom only includes the small number of those who survive Armageddon and does not include all the billions of people who died prior to that. If true, then the wonderful provision of these “times of restitution spoken of by the mouth of all God’s holy prophets” (Acts 3:19-21) would only apply to a scant tiny percentage of all the people who ever lived. Oh what empty promises these scriptures would be if that were true. But no, the Bible teaches that everyone who ever lived will be resurrected. So then all the billions of people resurrected will have an opportunity for everlasting life if they accept Christ in His Kingdom.
Acts 24:15 – “there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.” NKJV
John 5:28-29 – “the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will … come forth” NKJV
Rom 5:18 “through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life” 1 Cor 15:22 – “as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.” NKJV
Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that John 5:28-29 applies only to those only those whom Jehovah remembers in memorial tombs. However there is no scriptural evidence for this view. This Greek world for memorial tombs is a common word for tombs used often throughout the Gospels referring to the tombs of the dead. Yes, any tomb or grave is a memorial unto the loved one left behind. However, to arbitrarily limit this verse to select ones whom Jehovah remembers is very subjective. Jehovah who sees every sparrow fall and ever hair on our head would certainly remember every evil person he ever judged as the good. Not only does this verse not specify anything about bringing back those whom Jehovah remembers, but it does not qualify its statement by excluding those whom he has judged in the past. As a matter of fact, the Acts 24:15 text cited above which in the NWT reads, ” there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”