“This life only” Christianity

Re: Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15:3-20, 35-44, 50-57 (day one)
“If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.”  (v 19)  It is subtle.  Dangerous.  A mistake I made for years.  Christianity with a “this life” focus.  Unconscious error.  More emphasis and focus than denial.  I just never took seriously the hope of a real resurrection.  Allowed it to stay fuzzy in my mind. Unsettled.  I hardly thought about it.  Never imagined it.  Not for me or anyone else.   Until one Easter!!!  The Spirit of God  taught me to believe the words of Christ.  “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice, and will come forth; those who did good to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil to a resurrection of judgment.”  (John 5:28-29)  Christianity without RESURRECTION CONFIDENCE is not powerful.  It is (Paul’s word) pitiful and empty.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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