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Should The Corinthians Respond To The Resurrection Of Jesus?

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The Corinthians challenged Paul’s teaching about the afterlife because they shared some of the views of the Greek Philosophy that is purely a spiritual experience (Harris, 2014). They felt that the resurrection of Christ that Paul describes was irrelevant. However, Paul explains to them that if Christ had not risen from the grave, then there would be no afterlife. He goes on to say that the life that Christians are living would be in vain, and all hope would be lost. Then, Paul provides greater detail to the Corinthians about how the link of Jesus’ resurrection to the Christian hope of the afterlife was brought about to all of humanity. He explains in the book of Genesis that Adam brought about death to all humans but that due to the resurrection of Christ we now have eternal life. In the second coming, all believers will join Christ during the resurrection in their spiritual…show more content…
In 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, it describes the second coming of Christ by stating “ For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (King James
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