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Being Raised

Tomb of Christ (Garden Tomb)Jesus resurrection is an affirmation, proof and encouragement for all his disciples of his deity. Jesus rose again from death after dying on a cross. Saint Paul argues in 1 Corinthians 15.12-15, "But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised." The hope of the resurrection is a reality for all born-again believers. Paul then adds, "But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead. If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised."

First Fruits

First FruitsAgain St Paul concludes in 1 Corinthians 15.20-23, "But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn, Christ, the first fruits, then, when he comes, those who belong to him." The Apostle Paul is here stating that just as Adam died so must all human beings die too. But just as Jesus rose from the dead then all disciples of Jesus will also rise to be with their Lord for ever in Heaven. What a wonderful thought this is!✞

"Jesus Death Resurrection"
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by Ron Meacock

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