Before we turn to a key passage that answers your question directly, let’s read John 5:28-29, “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and come forth; those who did the good deeds to a RESURRECTION OF LIFE, those who committed the evil deeds to the RESURRECTION OF JUDGMENT.” It is clear from these words (spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ) that there are TWO RESURRECTIONS, one of the saved who are raised to LIFE and one of the unsaved who are raised to JUDGMENT. Resurrection always refers to the body, so it is implied in this passage that even the unsaved will be given a body when they are raised from their grave” (NASB).

These two resurrections are taught in more detail in Revelation chapter 20. We have the FIRST RESURRECTION in verses 4-6 (which I would encourage you to read). Verse 5 tells us, “The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed.” We learn here that the two resurrections are separated by 1,000 years and that the saved are raised FIRST so they can reign with Christ during His 1,000-year kingdom. At the end of the Millennial Kingdom the final judgment (of the unsaved) will occur and in that judgment, we have the answer to your question. Now let’s read verses 11-15, “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it…And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne…And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

In verse 13 it speaks of the SEA …and DEATH…and HADES giving up the dead which were in them. What does this mean? The SEA will give up the bodies of the unsaved who were buried there and the GRAVE (i.e. DEATH) will yield up the bodies of those buried there. HADES (the UNSEEN WORLD) will deliver up their spirits which had been separated from their bodies the moment they died. And the logical conclusion is that their BODIES and SPIRITS will be REUNITED and the whole person will stand before the Great White Throne to be judged. After they are judged, they are then “thrown into the lake of fire.”

So, it is obvious that even the unsaved will receive a new body, one that will be able to exist forever in the lake of fire. But it is quite striking that we learn nothing about this body, other than the fact that it will be fit for an eternal existence in hell. In contrast, we learn a lot about the new body that will be given to the saved in the first resurrection. I would encourage you to read about it in 1st Corinthians 15:22-23, 35-55; Philippians 3:20-21 and 1st John 3:2. It will be a GLORIOUS body fit for heaven and one that will be conformed to our Savior’s glorious body! The fact that no details are given whatsoever of the new bodies of the unsaved implies that there will be nothing glorious about them, even though they will be immortal and able to exist (and endure suffering) throughout eternity in the lake of fire. (314.2) (DO)