Sunday, March 07, 2010
1 Corinthians 15:52
"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
To deny the above is the entire job of the heathens and their consorts.
To believe it is the only job of the Christian.
The dignity of the body, as well as of the soul, separates us from Gnostics, and Buddhists, and Marxists, and all other faiths.
Each of us is made in the image of God. To think of some part -- whether skin color, or gender, as determinative, is a false idol. To separate people by class is itself a blasphemy. Any mark of distinction is not permanent. God is impartial, and we are to be impartial likewise. We accept each face as divine, even if it sees itself as an animal such as an armadillo or a caterpillar that does not know it will one day turn into a butterfly.
1st Cor 15:44: "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body."
Walking on water, turning water into wine, making bread fall out of the sky: all of these are parlour tricks compared to the Resurrection, and the new body that shall result in our exaltation.