As we saw in the first two chapters, there is no agreement in the church today about what happens to people when they die. Not surprisingly, therefore, there is also confusion in the wider, non-Christian world not only about the fate of the dead but also about what Christians are supposed to believe on the subject.
This is all the more curious in that the New Testament itself, which most churches officially regard as their primary doctrinal source, is crystal clear on the matter. In a classic passage, Paul speaks of “the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:23). There is no room for doubt as to what he means: God’s people are promised a new type of bodily existence, the fulfillment and redemption of our present bodily life. The rest of the early Christian writings, where they address the subject, are completely in tune with this.
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“Bodily Resurrection” Show Notes
In this episode, I share on the following topics:
- Life after Life after Death
- N.T. Wright on the Rapture
- Resurrection in Corinth
- Resurrection: Later Debates
- Rethinking Resurrection Today: Who, Where, What, Why, When, and How
“Bodily Resurrection” Episode Resources
In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:
Note: The first link below is for the book, and the 2nd link is for the DVD.
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