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Death is Only the Beginning

I was reading 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 and In the first few verses I believe Paul depicted his faith and belief in the death and resurrection of Christ. Also corroborating this fact with the sightings as told to him by his predecessors and based also upon his own witness of Christ (on the road to Damascus to persecute the believers).  He states in the first few chapters that those who had seen Christ rise from the dead were still also among the living.   He goes on to discuss the growing unrest and disbelief amongst the believers of Christ who were under the impression resurrection was impossible.  In his rebuttal, he applies logic.  Our faith would indeed be in vain if we did not believe in the Resurrection of Christ.   For if we do not believe in Christ’s Resurrection, how can we believe in having Everlasting Life?   Wouldn’t our Salvation be in vain? That being said,  Paul states “For to your shame I say that some of you don’t know God at all”.   I believe that he pointedly makes this statement for clarification that if you believe that resurrection is impossible while calling yourself a Believer, then you do not know Christ at all. That would be oxymoronic.  

in verse  33 Paul goes on to state:

“Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”

Do not give credence to common misnomers and clichés like:  “let’s party like it’s 1999” or  as Jaysean would put it “Part Like it’s 2012”.  Because even when the World Ends verses 51 and 52 state:

But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.

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