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The Importance Of The Resurrection

 (1Cor. 15:49) “And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” So, what is so important about the resurrection of Jesus Christ? 1) It is important to the dead. In that after death man now knows that because Jesus lives, he too can live again forever. In the above verse God’s promise to the saved is that after death he/she will have a new image or (bodily form) in heaven that is heavenly. Since our earthly bodies are cursed because of sin they must die, remain here, and wait until Jesus Christ returns to be resurrected (15:23). At which time our bodies will be raised from the dust incorruptible and made like the glorious body of Jesus Christ (Php.3:21). But now after death man is given a temporary body fashioned by God that pretty much looks and functions like our old earthly body, no matter if he goes to heaven or Hell. Moses and Elijah were clearly distinguishable on the mount of transfiguration, and in (Luke 16) Abraham, Lazarus, as well as the rich man in Hell all had bodies that looked like them; able to feel, see, and hear, even though they had not been resurrected yet. 2) It is important to the living. Because of the resurrection we know that salvation is found only in Jesus Christ; for he died, and came back from being dead of his own power, proving to all mankind that he and he only has power over life and death, but it also is important because now we know that he was and is indeed truly God’s Son in the flesh!

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