Foolproof Hope

Foolproof Hope

Our culture tells us that this life is all there is. Living things are just matter, and nobody really knows what kind of spiritual life there is beyond the grave (if any).

The First Century Christians in Corinth had been influenced by their Greek culture to believe something similar. They believed that when a person died their soul might float up to heaven, but that was about it.

Paul said, “That is not Christianity!” He goes on to speak in length about the Christian hope of the bodily, physical resurrection on the Last Day. Just as Jesus was raised in the body, so too our bodies will be raised.

The resurrection of Jesus and our coming resurrection seem like complete foolishness to the world, but Paul says it is our sure and certain hope. And because we can be certain of the resurrection of our bodies, he says that we are to give ourselves “fully to the work of the Lord, because we know that our labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58). God’s wisdom compels us to devote ourselves completely to His purpose and remain firm in our hope for eternity.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15


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