Comparing the Teaching on the Resurrection in I Corinthians and the Thessalonian Letters

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Comparing the Teaching on the Resurrection in I Corinthians and the Thessalonian Letters The purpose of this paper is to compare the teaching on the resurrection of Jesus Christ as it is noted in Paul's letter to the Corinthians and Thessalonian letters. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the primary doctrines of study in the Bible because it reveals the victory that believers have over death, hell and the grave. However, the belief in a bodily resurrection has been the central focus of controversy since the death of Jesus Christ. So, before we begin with our comparison of Paul's teaching on the resurrection, we need to begin by…show more content…
However, in order for us to understand the basic elements for a resurrection, we must consider the following statement. "The spirit or the soul does not die, and therefore the spirit or soul cannot be raised. Only the body can lie down in death, and only the body can stand up in the resurrection" (McGee 396). This means that our body is only a temporary dwelling place because it will one day give way to corruption. The main teaching of the early followers was of Christ dying for the sins of mankind, and then being resurrected on the third day. So, in order to understand the difference between the teaching on the resurrection in the letter to the Corinthians and the Thessalonian letters, we must understand that the primary difference is not found in the reality of a literal resurrection, but in the ones who will be resurrected. In I Corinthians chapter 15 Paul basically focuses on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This chapter is devoted to the understanding that Jesus was resurrected in order to give believers victory over the powers of the grave. In I Corinthians 15 Paul tells us that some people believe that Christ has risen, but deny the fact

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