Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
We are living in a post-Christian society. Some today lived in a time in which Christ came first in most cases. That time is gone and most do not believe in God. We live in a time where people are absent of truth and they only believe in things that are not true. A lot believe in evolution and if that’s the case then you do not believe in the resurrection of the dead. If people believed that one would live again after death then the churches would be full. If one believes in life after death then someone has to do the raising. This then means that this person has power over death.
A lot want to hear how good people are when they die. They want the minister to tell everyone that the person was a good person and somehow got their wings and are walking the streets of gold. All the while the person lying in the casket never accepted Christ as their savior.
There is a time that the grave and Hell will give up the dead in order to be judged. When death finds you that is not your end. There is an eternity that you will spend, either Heaven or Hell.
If you believe that there is no resurrection after death then that means you do not believe that Christ didn’t rise from the dead. One might think that a person that talks to God is crazy but the truth is God talks back.
Absent from the body, present with the Lord
There is coming an expiration point of your body. There is nothing that any doctor will be able to do to keep this body here and once it’s expired it will die. Once the body is expired the soul will go back to God. Absent from the body, present with the Lord instantly. I, is not the external person but the internal. God will separate the two and will take what is His back. This body can not handle God because our body is earthly, sinful. Now on the day of the great resurrection, God will raise each and every saved person’s body and change it into a glorified body. It will then meet its soul with its new glorified body to live forever in Heaven. Those that are saved and dead already are already in Heaven but do not have a body yet. Those that are still living during the great rapture will be changed in the blink of an eye and will join those being changed that have already died.
You either believe that there is a resurrection of the dead or you don’t. You believe that life came from nothing and then it goes back to nothing or, you believe that there is a great creator (God) and at death, you will go back to this creator (God).