Someday: 1 Corinthians 15.48-49 VOTD

“Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man. Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man.”

1 Corinthians 15.48-49 NLT

The physical human body and the spiritual human body are different, just as Adam and Christ were different in their origins. God will transform our bodies at the resurrection.

To be like Christ is always a good thing, both now and eternally. In what ways will we be like him in heaven?

#resurrection #kingdom-of-God #VOTD

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10-23-2017 Scared, Of What?

What scares you this time of the year? Is it houses haunted by fake “ghosts and goblins?” Or is it sights and sounds that are not human and hard to identify? Or is it make-believe “zombies,” “vampires,” or “werewolves?” The only time dead people walked the earth again was when Jesus Christ died on the cross, an earthquake opened graves, “and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many” (Matthew 27:52-53 NKJV). They proved Jesus was raised from the dead, not that we should fear the night. If you obey God, then “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet” (Proverbs 3:24 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#resurrection, #vampires, #werewolves, #zombies

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1-27-2017 Fake Resurrection News

“Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened. When they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, ‘Tell them, “His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.” And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and make you secure.’ So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day” (Matthew 28:11-15 NKJV). It’s amazing how “fake news” of lies and misrepresentations of truth seem to go on and on, because some people want to believe it! The Apostles “taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead” (Acts 4:2 NKJV). Circulate the real news!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#fake-news, #resurrection

I believe in life after death

I answered a question about life after death here:

http://www.votable.com/p/VGM

I also shared this answer, with a slight edit, to readers of UPLift.

http://randal.us/#UPLift

#death, #resurrection

Endurance based on what we know

Some things we think we know, when we actually don’t. Our emotions, for example, tell us things that appear to be as right as rain, but have no basis in reality. Scripture offers us a true vision. Continue reading

#1-corinthians, #endurance, #in-christ, #resurrection

Hugh’s News & Views (The Resurrection Body)

THE RESURRECTION BODY

In the long, long ago—probably at least two thousand years before the birth of Christ—the grand old patriarch Job asked the question, “If a man dies, shall he live again” (Job 14:14a)? Given the suffering he was going through at the time as a test of his faith in God, it is not easy to determine the attitude with which Job asked this question. A look at the larger context indicates that it may have been asked in a moment of cynicism. Earlier Job had said, “Man decays like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten” (13:28). He went on to say, “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue” (14:1-2). He lamented, “But man dies and is laid away; indeed he breathes his last and where is he” (14:10)? Continue reading

#hughfulford, #life-after-death, #resurrection, #resurrection-of-christ, #spiritual-body

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3-25-2016 Does He Have To Repeat It?

Doing good for the poor brings a blessing, “for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just” (Luke 14:14 NKJV). There will not be two resurrections, because one time, Jesus said, “all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth–those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation” (John 5:28-29 NKJV). A familiar verse says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). No one can be saved by faith only, however, for the resurrected Jesus said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16 NKJV). Denying the necessity of baptism denies Jesus’ resurrection. If not, why not?

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#faith-only, #resurrection