The arrival of Jesus at the end of the age will terminate the Last Enemy, Death, and resurrected saints will receive immortal bodies.

Certain men of the church in Corinth were denying the future bodily resurrection. Paul responded by stressing the necessity for resurrection. In doing so, he appealed to the past DEATH and resurrection of Jesus as the basis for the resurrection of believers. His disciples will be raised from the dead when he “arrives,” and that will signal the end of death itself.

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The Power and Wisdom of God are revealed in Christ Crucified, not in great miraculous displays or the exercise of political might.

We assume people are drawn to the biblical faith by displays of supernatural power, eloquent speech, ministerial success, and so on. Did not Jesus win the crowds by performing miracles? In fact, most of his contemporaries failed to recognize who he was despite his healing the sick, exorcising demons, and even calming a horrific storm with only a verbal command.

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The spiritually-minded man understands that Christ Crucified is God’s true power and wisdom1 Corinthians 2:14.

Overused today, the English term ‘spiritual’ is virtually meaningless. To some, it is synonymous with religion. To be religious is to be spiritual. To others, it refers to things that are not of this physical universe, to things and beings that are supernatural, otherworldly, immaterial, invisible, and timeless.

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In explaining the future resurrection, Paul lists the key events that will precede or coincide with the arrival of Jesus1 Corinthians 15:20-28.

In his first letter to Corinth, Paul outlined the events that will occur at the “arrival” or ‘parousia’ of Jesus, one of several Greek terms applied by Paul to his “coming.” Regardless of which term he used, he always spoke of one “coming,” “revelation,” or “appearance” of Jesus at the end of the age.

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