I would like to see some text from both the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy concerning who the 24 elders mentioned in Revelation 4 & 5 are. I am aware that there are at least 2 mainline beliefs on this:
(1) They are representatives of un-fallen worlds.
(2) They are the first fruits resurrected with Christ.
There may be a couple others out there, but from my knowledge these are the 2 main ones. I personally believe they are the representatives of un-fallen worlds. I was recently talking to a friend who said he used to believe as I do, but has switched his opinion. He said he has heard studies with strong arguments for them being the resurrected with Christ. Anyway, I would like to see texts for both, particularly supporting them being the first fruits resurrected with Christ.