RESURRECTION TIMELINE AND OUR JUDGMENT
Paul says there is an order, a timeline associated with resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:23 (NKJV)
23 But each one in his own order: Christ the first fruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.
In God”s great plan Paul reveals there will be orderly steps for resurrection. And each step has an appointed time. The first step has already taken place as Christ was the first fruits since He is resurrected. And we know Christ is the first fruits since no man before Him has been resurrected. It was not even possible. This step has taken place already and that takes us to the second step. It is for “those who are Christ’s.” Those are the ones who are believing in Christ and have since the day of His resurrection. Elsewhere we know those who are dead, including the Old Testament saints will be resurrected first after Jesus. Continue reading
Faith and Logic in the Resurrection
Paul’s support of resurrection, is one of faith and logic.
1 Corinthians 15:12-15 (NKJV)
The Risen Christ, Our Hope
12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise.
Paul now beings to demonstrate that the Corinthians’s view on resurrection was self-contradictory with their Christian message. First, Paul asks the question if the heart of the Gospel message itself claims that Jesus was resurrected, then how can the Church also preach that there is no such thing as resurrection. Continue reading
Our Hope & Faith Is In God
Is your faith suffering? Are you worried, feeling anxious? Are you fearful or scared about the future? What about watching the news? Reports on wars, hatred, self-indulgence, corruption, slandering as well as on natural disasters concerning earthquakes, forest fires, floods, famine and more? Luke and Timothy give an account of things we will see and come to know in the last days. But do not fret! There is glorious ending to this age-old story, if you are a Christian. Continue reading