1 Cor 15

1 Cor 15:10-Paul-"by the grace of God I am what I am…not in vain…the grace of God which was with me."
Rebutal vs. Sagisees who say there is "no resurrection"
-1 Cor. 15:12-"Christ…rose…how say some…that there is no resurrection of the dead?"
-1 Cor. 15:13-"if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:"
          -yet another witness that those who die in Christ are also risen as Christ is risen-Compare 1 Thes. 4:13-17, 4:14 in particular-"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again[note past tense, hence already risen], even so[note it is the same with those that sleep in Christ]them also which sleep in Jesus[died with the testimony of Jesus Christ, Compare to Rev 12:17; 19:10]" 1 Thes. 4:15-"we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them which are asleep[dead]."-Why? because they would already be risen. Compare 1 Eccl. 12:6-7-"the spirit shall return unto God who gave it"
-1 Cor. 15:15-"we have testified of God that he raised up Christ"-[note still past tense]
-1 Cor. 15:17-"if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins."-Compare Rom. 4:25
-1 Cor. 15:18-"Then they also which are fallen asleep[dead]in Christ are perished."
NOTE: IF, while few in number of letters, is certainly the largest of all words. It is the condition to the terms.
-1 Cor. 15:19-"hope in Christ"-Cp. 2 Tim. 3:12
-1 Cor. 15:20-"now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept[note: were dead]."-Cp. 1 Pet 1:3; Acts 26:23; Rev. 1:5
-1 Cor. 15:22-"For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."
-1 Cor. 15:23-"Christ’s at his coming."-Cp. 2 Thes. 2:1-4; 1 Cor 15:50-54; 1 Thes. 4:15; Mk. 13:27
-1 Cor. 15:24-"the end…delivered up the kingdom to God"-Cp. Mt. 13:30, 39; Dan. 7:14
-1 Cor 15:25-"For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet."-Cp. Ps. 110:1; Acts. 2:34; Eph. 1:22
-1 Cor. 15:26-"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."-Cp. Heb. 2:14
-1 Cor. 15:27-"For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him."-Ps. 6:6
-1 Cor. 15:28-"all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all."-Cp. Phil. 3:21
-1 Cor. 15:31-"I die daily"
-1 Cor. 15:32-"If…I have fought with beasts…what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not?"-Cp. 2 Cor. 1:8; Eccl. 2:24
-1 Cor. 15:33-34-"Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not known the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame."-Cp. Rom. 13:11
1 Cor. 15:35-"some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?"-Cp. Ezk. 37:3
-1 Cor. 15:36-"that whish thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:"-John 12:24
-1 Cor. 15:37-"that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be"
-1 Cor. 15:38-"God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body."
-1 Cor. 15:39-"All flesh is not the same flesh"
-1 Cor. 15:40-"celestial…terrestrial…the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another."-soul vs. physical body
-1 Cor. 15:42-"So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption: it is raised in incorruption:"-Cp. Dan. 12:3; Mt. 13:43
-1 Cor. 15:43-"sown in dishonour…raised in glory…sown in weakness…raised in power:"-Cp. Phil. 3:21
-1 Cor. 15:44-"sown a natural body…raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body."
-1 Cor. 15:45-The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening[to make alive]spirit."
-1 Cor. 15:46-"first…that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual."
-1 Cor. 15:47-"The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."
-1 Cor. 15:49-"And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."-Cp. Gen. 5:3; Rom. 8:29; 1 Jhn. 3:2
1 Cor. 15:50-"flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."-Cp. Mt. 16:17; John 3:3, 5
-1 Cor. 15:51-52-"mystery; We shall not all sleep[die-natural, earthly death], but we shall all be changed…in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump…[1]the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and [2]we shall be changed."-Cp. 1 Thes. 4:15; Phil. 3:21; Zech. 9:14
-1 Cor. 15:53-"this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."-Cp. 2 Cor. 5:4
1 Cor. 15:54-"So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal[mortal soul]shall have put on immortality, then shall ne brought to pass the saying…Death is swallowed up in victory."

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