The Bible writer Paul offered hope of relief from that “last enemy,” death. He wrote: “Death is to be brought to nothing.” “The last enemy to be abolished is death.” (1 Corinthians 15:26, The New English Bible) Why could Paul be so sure of that? Because he had been taught by one who had been raised from the dead, Jesus Christ. (Acts 9:3-19) That is also why Paul could write: “Since death is through a man [Adam], resurrection of the dead is also through a man [Jesus Christ]. For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.”—1 Corinthians 15:21, 22.
The vast majority of those who have died will be resurrected to life on earth. (Psalm 37:29; Matthew 6:10) The Creator has promised that he will soon bring an end to the present world society that is under Satan’s control. (Proverbs 2:21, 22Daniel 2:44) A righteous new human society—“a new earth”—will then be a reality. (2 Peter 3:13)