Posts in Resurrection

“For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” (1 Corinthians 15:16-17). These are powerful words given to us by the Holy Spirit, inspiring Paul, as he writes to warn Christians against giving into the false doctrine that there is no bodily resurrection of the dead. Unfortunately, the resurrection continued to be misunderstood by many over the centuries and even today, people throughout the world (and the brotherhood) have different ideas about the subject. Many of the ancients thought the idea of a person rising from the dead was mythical at the most. Of course, atheists have denied this concept, but even some Jews (Sadducees) denied the resurrection (Matthew 22:23). It is an important subject found throughout Scripture and worthy of much study. Indeed, if we deny the resurrection, we are claiming Jesus never rose bodily from the dead, and where does that leave us? Without hope! (1 Corinthians 15:12-19)

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