Wednesday, April 30, 2014

1 Corinthians 15:20-22 -- On Living Forever

"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."
1 Corinthians 15:20-22

This is utterly amazing, and I think that we don't remember quite how amazing very often.  Maybe it isn't immediate enough for us or something. :)  Nevertheless, this is one of the biggest things that has ever happened in the history of the world, and it directly affects each one of us.  Because Christ overcame death, all of us, every single person on the earth, no matter their point on the good-bad spectrum, will be resurrected and live forever with perfect bodies.  No more sickness.  No more aches and pains.  That's amazing.  Overwhelmingly cool.  How many people have searched for or written about eternal life?  Or work towards extending the lifespan, or saving life, or just want more time to enjoy life?  And we get it.  It isn't Science Fiction or advanced genetics ... it is God.  And it is for everyone here.  We're here on earth because we kept our first estate, and thus passed the first "test" ... and everyone who passed the first test gets resurrection and a perfect body after this.  The only question is *where* we will live for eternity... and that will be determined by this mortal test of life that we are in right now.  We should work on that, for sure.  Today, let's see the miracle that is eternal life, and let's work on adjusting our perspective to look beyond the current moment.  Let's accept our existence as eternal beings, and work on things that will make the world better and not just benefit us in the short term.

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