I Corinthians 15 April 2, 1967
Expository teaching which deals with the return of Christ and the resurrection.
SNT – 250
Publication Date: 04-02-1967
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
1Co 15:1-6; (Joh 11:11ff)
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: verse, dead, Christ, resurrection, died, God, church, life, corruption, death, alive, baptized, reincarnation, mortal, man, corrupted, sin
I want to take your Bibles and tell you to First Corinthians chapter 15. Thank you, Rhoda. And thank you, Dorothy. You know, this tremendous chapter in the book of Corinthians is not only good all the time, but it's especially good to be taught at this season of the year. We must look at this greatness of God's Word, and the teaching of it. And at this time of the year, just having recently come through our Easter season again, I think this first Corinthians 15 That really bless all of our hearts, as we go through it. Once again. For some of you, people, you've been through this thing, maybe a dozen times with me at various time, others of you, it may be new, I am confident that some of our people are in here for the first time tonight, that this particular chapter in some of the teaching that I will be giving on it will be almost brand spankin new. The reason it is new to people is because it's written in the it's as old as the word of God, but instead of going to the Word of God to learning it, we have gone to men's doctrines, men's opinions and the commandments that men have said. In other words, we have gone by religious experiences, by doctrinal teaching, rather than by the greatness of God's word. I plan as soon as our book or the dead alive now is published, which I trust will be within the next week at the most to run the Sunday nights come up, I'm going to spend a couple of Sunday nights as I'm guided and led to take our people through there some of the greatness of God's word, but that once again, that church will build itself on the accuracy of God's Word with the greatest understanding that any group of men or women have had in the in our date, and in our time. First Corinthians 15, deals with two facets. Basically, it deals with the return of Christ. And it deals with the Resurrection. The Resurrection is separated from the return of Christ. And this is what the church has not recognized. They got the return of Christ and the resurrection, all mixed up, all confused. And we're going to go to First Corinthians 15 Tonight, and let it set, work it through. And if that doesn't do it, we'll go to Thessalonians and a few other places to finish it out. It's a long chapter. So you may be here a long time. Like my friend when he preached, he said, his sermon topic was choose your rock carefully. You may be in it a long time. Maybe the word will be in it a long time tonight. I don't know. But we're going through that 15th chapter of Corinthians Are you ready? First, third. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received and wherein ye stand, by which also ye are saved. In other words, they were saved because of the Gospel, the apostle Paul preached to them, and they're in they stood, they stood upon that word which he had spoken unto them. If you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain, For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins are according to the Lord, sisters, Christ died for our sins. If man had no sin, Christ would not need to have died. Dice died for man sin. Now, there are a lot of people in the low world today who do not believe man ever has any sin. He just has a few shortcoming and a few psychological quirks or something, right.
They just don't believe it's sin at all. But man has sin. And Christ Jesus died for man's sin. Verse four says, and that He was buried on Good Friday and got up on Easter Sunday morning. No, it says he was buried and that he rose again the third day, according to the lot, gestures, and you know, from the accuracy of God's word that He was buried on. On Friday, on Wednesday, and got up on Saturday, not buried on Friday and got up on Easter Sunday morning, not on record in the Word of God to that effect. But boy, how you can be taught error and think it's true. And you're so absolutely sure it's true. You'll grow with and do the same thing year after year if you're and you'll even argue about it. But that's human nature. That's life. But to argue about it doesn't necessarily mean you're right or you're wrong. The truth of God's word stands, if nobody believes it, it is still God's ordering. Now, it says in verse five, and that he was seen of seafarers, then of the 12. After that, he was seen of above or about 500 Brother, and at once, of whom the greater part remain under this present time, meaning at the time, the apostle Paul was sending this letter or this epistle to the church in current, most of those 500 Brethren, who had seen him were still alive, but some had fallen asleep. The reason death is referred to as sleep is because there is no consciousness in sleep, and where, where there is no consciousness, there is no time. Time is always relative to consciousness. This is why the moment of a person's death, since he is asleep, there is no time. And where there is no time. Therefore, the moment of that person's death is the moment of the return of Christ or the resurrection. This is why it's referred to as sleep. If you want to check this out for yourself more thoroughly. You can go to the Gospel of John sometime, and read the story about the death of Lazarus. And there, Jesus said to the apostles, he said, Lazarus sleepeth. And one of the apostles said to him, Well, if he's sleeping good for him, he was maybe out late last night, he needs a little extra rest. It's good for him to rest. And then Jesus said to that individual or those disciples are powerful, he said, Lazarus is dead. That's the proof. Now, that greatest attestation of the presence of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, are those men and women who saw him. We live about 2000 years from the time. And so we write books today, saying that he never arose. We write books on the Passover plot. And say how the whole thing was just a hoax.
And we learned 2000 years from the incident. It seems to me that you ladies and gentlemen, who are in this teaching center tonight, and the people who are listening to the broadcast, we'll give them second best, but you've got the best. Why you not only can see me, you can hear me, those people listening to the broadcast can only hear me. But you can see me you can hear me tonight, and 2000 years from now, if some men come Pope says that we never had a meeting here on this Sunday night of April 1967. You certainly have more accurate knowledge of it than he would have 2000 years from now who denied that you were here. When those apostles saw the Lord Jesus, when the woman saw I would have sense knowledge wise today. But we've got something that's the proof of the resurrection today all so but I simply want to get you to think that we really got something in Christianity. It's not a hope. It's not a bunch of baloney. It's not a lie. It is built upon great truth and accuracy. Time was some time ago, I don't recall when. But there appeared an article in the way magazine that I wrote regarding the history, or the truth of history, and who is qualified, scientifically and practically, to be a good historian and whose words stand against the title of it, but you can find it the back Issues, deals exactly with what I'm talking about tonight. You're from First Corinthians 15. More than 500 people saw him at one time, and others saw him after the resurrection. They saw Him. And certainly a man 2000 years later says, well, he never alone, that person 2000 years ago, who saw it, who documented who even was willing to lay down his life as more truth and more cooperation, for the reality of Christ's resurrection than those people have today who deny it, by sheer logic? Well, and he says in verse eight. And last of all, he was seen to me also, as one born out of due time, the apostle Paul did not see him or he's not speaking here, of seeing Him in His resurrected body. On the 40 days after the resurrection, before the ascension. He is talking about how Jesus Christ manifested Himself to him on the road to Damascus, when Paul was converted by verse 9am, the least of the apostles, that are not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God, by the grace of God, not his theological training, because he had all of that college and theological work before he got to the grace of God, so to speak, when he had all of that college and theological training, he was carrying out what verse nine says, He persecuted that church of God. That's what he was doing. He had been trained at the feet of Gamaliel, one of the great theologians of that day in our time, and the Apostle Paul was top brass. He was top man in his class. He was a monk, not chrome lautet kind of fella. He lived right at the top of them, nobody had a more outstanding knowledge. And nobody worked any harder than the Apostle Paul says so in the Word. And yet, with all of that work, he persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God, by the grace of God, He who had persecuted the church that saved on the road to Damascus. And he says, By the grace of God, I am what I am today. And I believe that's true of all of our lives. It is by the grace of God, that we are what we are not by our works, not by the good things you and I do, but by God's mercy, and by His grace, we are where we are, and we are what we are which was bestowed upon me not invade, while I labored more abundantly than they all then all those people among whom he had been educated and working, yet not I, but the grace of God, which was with me. It's like Walter said tonight in himself, he is just another person. Like all of us, we are just human beings. But when Christ is in us, that makes us a somebody that makes us great, because it's Christ. That's great within us. That's exactly what the Apostle Paul is saying. Yet not I but the grace of God, which was with me. Therefore, whether it were I or So we preach. And though he believes this is tremendous, because nobody can believe unless somebody teaches. We believe what we believe because of what we've been taught, right. And if we're going to be taught, somebody has to do the teaching. And as people are taught, then they can believe. Now, if we're taught wrongly, we're going to believe what from if we're taught accurately, or rightly, we're going to believe Right? Or accurately. Now, what was the teaching? What was the problem that had arisen in the church that poor is in practice which needs to be rectified and correct? Yes, all of these first 11 verses are the build up that credential that the apostle presents to the church in Corinth, to begin to prove that which begins with verse 12.
Now if Christ the preach, that He rose from the dead, how or why say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? The apostles, I've seen him, the women who were there at the tomb, more than 500 Brothers, photos of people, in other words, had seen the resurrected Christ, from the time of His resurrection, and before the day of the ascension, 40 days after the resurrection. And yet, there were many people who said that there is no resurrection of the dead. By all sounds, real modern doesn't. You see, human nature hasn't changed one iota. All through the center. Nothing things in human nature, is just sinful to begin with. And the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, as it says, Then when man accepts the Lord Jesus Christ and walks in the light of His Word, things begin to happen, things begin to change, boring. But in the day in which this record was written, there were people who said there is no resurrection of the dead. Who's resurrect, primarily the Lord Jesus Christ is telling me he never rose from the dead. It was just a Passover plot. Well, this fellow wrote the Passover plot, you know, got all this publicity in the United States in the last year. Why? His stuff is all before he ever got it out. Because he should have just read it nowhere to God because you'd already said that is the people at that time said, what it was just a plot. He's never really resurrected from the dead. Very slight team. But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then what? Christ is not what everything is dependent upon the resurrection of Christ. If there is no future resurrection, then Christ is not resurrected it. Everything is dependent upon His resurrection. nonplussed in verse 12, I'll say some among you, there is no resurrection of the dead. If there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not up.
Okay? What about this teaching, that immediately after you die, you go to be with the Lord in heaven, and you're alive?
You know, everything is gone on all the rest of it. Well, if you're already alive, what do you need a resurrection for?
If people who are dead are already alive by sheer logic, now you just sit there and think if a person has died, and he's already alive, why does Christ have to come and have a resurrection to make them alive? They're already alive. But you see, we never sit down and think we just go along with the crowd. We just follow along with what everybody else is yakking about. Just like the three days and three nights of the death and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Just because the church in Rome couldn't I had to train All the rest of us go along with it too. We can either so we get him dying on Good Friday afternoon, late afternoon and getting up early Easter Sunday morning. And we say that's three days and three nights.
I mean, if our first graders didn't do any better not, I don't know what they do to them, you know, you can add to three, by the time you're in fourth grade your luck,
while most somehow or other, we can be adult. We can graduate from high schools, colleges, universities and theological seminaries. And we still can't add the three. You know why? Because we're so absolutely do in error, that we couldn't see truth, if it stood in front of our eyes. Big, just as plain as day you can't see it. Because Satan has blinded our eyes so that you can see the light of the gospel. Same thing about the resurrection. If people are already alive, who are dead, we will never need a resurrection. You need a resurrection to make people want alive or dead adorbs. Well, verse 13, says, if there is no resurrection, then is Christ not risen. And if Christ be not risen, verse 14, then our preaching is what? And you're believing your faith is absolutely vain. It's no deal, empty, nothing in it. Da furthermore than that, we who testified to his resurrection That we have seen him, we it's not to are found to be false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God, that He raised up Christ, when He raised not up, if so be that the dead, who trust you are already alive, then our dead, that's a dead, rise not or are 16. If the dead rise not sometime in the future, if they rise up, then is not what Christ raised. And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain. And he are yet in your sins and Christ didn't pay for them, they also which are fallen asleep, in Christ, ah, Paris, are lost, they're never going to get up.
Then verse 90, more, this is tremendous. It'll come up again later in the chapter. If in this life only, we have hope in Christ.
We are all men, most miserable. If in this life only, we have hope of the new birth. If in this life only, we have hope for what Christ did for us now, we are of all men, most miserable. Why? Because if this life of 4050 6070 years is all that there is to life. We are of all man most miserable. And you're miserable. If you do not know what's coming in the future and what's in store for you beyond this life, because, by pure reason, by pure sense, knowledge, no man or woman really sits down and thinks and honestly evaluates life could say that a man or a woman could complete life and be completely complete in 4050 6070 years. If man's life is so completely complete, and he's so tickled to death, to have it over with, then why do so many people when they're deathly sick? The last week, the last month of their life, go for the best physicians, the best hospitals, the best doctors, the best nurses. It doesn't fit but you know what fit deep down within the soul of every man, there is a knowledge, a yearning, that there must be something beyond, there has to be a reason why we're here. Why are you here? What's the purpose of life? What? Why do you? What what are you here? Why are you born? What do you owe them for?
So long was that it was to pay tax if the government could be, but I'm sure it's something deeper than that. Now, unless you come away of the Word of God, you have only one other way to go. By logic, and this other way has to be the way of reincarnation. And this is what the vast majority of people across the world believe all the other major religions believe in reincarnation in one form or another. Because you see you do not get your fulfillment in this life. Therefore, you will look for reincarnation and get a fuller, fuller list in the next reincarnation. And finally, you're going to a third, this is called In Buddhism, the wheel, the Wheel of Karma, the wheel, where it's one reincarnation, after another, till finally you reach total fulfillment. That's where you have to go unless you're come to the Word of God. And I believe that God's word is the only truth. And I believe that Jesus Christ is God's only begotten son who died for our sins according to the scripture, and that our form filament is in what Christ accomplished for us. I do not believe in reincarnation. Even though most of your denominations seated here before me tonight do. You would you wouldn't use the word. But in practice, that's exactly what you believe. Because if a person dies, and is not dead, but is alive, and then they bring him back or her back into their siano meetings, into the sentence, Raul and I stand up in a pulpit, for instance, and see my dad in the choir coming down with a choir comes along someplace. The form of reincarnation is this tremendous birth. If in this life only, we have hope in Christ, where of all man most miserable.
There's plenty. But now, Christ is our cry is Christ. The text said read, but now Christ is risen from the dead. And he has become the firstfruits of them. That was okay. Is anybody else up then? Is anybody else alive? No, he's the first proof. What about Abraham? He's still dead. What about Isaac? He's still dead. What about Jacob? He's still dead. Who's the only one ever gone up? The Lord Jesus Christ. He's the first proof. He's the first verse 21. For sins by man came death. By man came also the resurrection. Let's take a verse 21 Again, for sins by man Adam came death by man. Christ Jesus came also the resurrection from the dead. So some edamame, everybody's dead. And everybody stays dead. krystol is the first fruits up. And after that, we can have a resurrection or something. It's still coming to verse 22. For as in Adam, man, all die. Why? Because the seeds of death are written into the nature of life. That we have not really and all men will die. even so in Christ shall all be what? Made up alive. If they're already alive, he wouldn't have to make them alive, right? But everybody's going to get up whether they like it or whether they don't. Those who say, they're not going to get up gonna get a rude awakening. They got to get up anyway. So what a shocker that's going to be verse 23. But every man in his own order now here's a tremendous key in order, guys the first vote afterward, they that are Christ's at His Word. And the word asked in the text is the word whip. And that's the difference between truth and error. Every man in his own order, Christ the firstfruits afterward, they that are Christ's whip, his coming with his coming. You see, in between the word first-fruits and the word afterward Thomas, the gathering together after the gathering together, say that our Christ are going to be made alive with his calming with his coming. The reason I know this is from context. Verse 24, then comma at the end, the word end is the word Kalos. E LF, not the Greek word son paleo. And paleo means the end of the day or the end of the hour, like from 11 to 12. Midnight is the sun Tailee off of the day. But the halos the word Telos means the end of the end. The last second of the last minute of the last hour of the day is the word tailors. And that's the word used here. Then commerce the tailors afterwards, they let our Christ with His coming. There's going to be a making our live, then comments to Taylor's the end of it when he shall I've delivered up the kingdom to God. Why is this so important to rightly divided because the church has been gathered together with him before his coming upon the earth? That's Hello, Ian says. First Corinthians has a little more to say about it after a bit.
But it's tremendously important that you see that separation. And after we close this teaching tonight, I'll be willing to answer any question along this line that you may have, if you don't understand it. Verse 24, then come at the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the father, when he shall have put all rule and all authority and power put down all rule and so forth. Far he Christ Jesus must reign until he has put all enemies not friends, enemies under His love. Verse 26, the last enemy that shall be destroyed is what? Then Death is not a friend. No matter how the poet tried about it, they crossed the bar. Those fellows they just crossed the wrong bar and then they wrote crossing the bar or something. All Out of order. Because this is not a sweet friend. Death is an enemy. And any of us who have ever gone through death of a dear friend or a loved one. We know it's not a friend. It's an enemy. And that's exactly what the Word says. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is what? Death therefore death is an enemy. It is not a friend. First 27 Oreos put all things under his feet, but when He says all things are put under the feet of Christ so to speak, it is manifest that he Christ Jesus is accepted, which put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued onto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all that wonderful. But this is assets after the halos, after the ending, when he has taken all of the authority, power, all the negatives of Satan and everything else. And he has put them all under his feet, and he presents all the kingdom that we got about 40 seconds before we go off the air here. And I just like to talk to my radio audience for a minute now be back with you in the Word of God here at the headquarters as soon as we go off the air. But you people who listen to this service as it originates here every Sunday night at the late biblical Research Center. You we certainly invite you to join us here on Sunday night. We begin here every Sunday evening, at seven o'clock. And we terminate sometime between seven and nine. And we have a wonderful training period, with specially prepared teachers for our children. And the young people and the adults are up here in the auditorium. And every Sunday night we have this fellowship which is open to everybody and we'd certainly like for you to come. In the meantime, may you have a good week, all week and God bless you. Now let's go back to Word verse 29 Verse 29, and boy here we've got one else What shall they do which are baptized for the dead? Now this is where the our C's get their baptism for the dead. This verse even the final rites after you're gone, this is it. If the dead rise not at all, why are they then baptized for the dead? Ah, that's baloney. I don't know how the King James boys could get so messed up but they sure did. You know what the text reads?
I'll give it to you. Else what are they doing which are baptized? It is for dead bodies, if the dead lies not at all. Why are they then baptized for the dead? Price? I read it to you again. This is a literal translation according to accuracy of text according to verse 29. Else what are they doing which are baptize? It is for dead bodies. It is for dead bodies. If the dead rise not at all.
Why are they then baptized for the dead? Placed now first of all let's get rid of the water out of the verse
If God wanted water in here, you know what he put in? Water? He's not stupid? We will put the water in have been the stupid one. Not God. Because God had the word water in the vocabularies of the holy men or Goddess of God who speak because they were moved by the Holy Spirit because it's used in the word then why isn't it in here? He didn't want it in. This is talking about the new birth.
What it's talking about? Look, that was water are they doing that are baptized, baptized what? I don't know this from x to baptized in the name of God, Jesus Christ, that no birth. Some of you people that haven't sat through the classes you Do you perhaps do not know what I mean. You ask the people who brought you to explain it to you be good exercise for them. But what are they doing? Which are baptized, you know in the name of Jesus? It is for dead bodies. Dead bodies. If the dead rise up remember what he said class in verse 19. If in this life only we are hoping Christ we are of all man what? most miserable. Alright, so now here I've got the the new birth is this only Believe for it for this life that only Christ can live in me in this life now. And so I am baptized now because I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus beneath God did was okay. So I now am baptized got it, alright. If in this life only, what are we doing which are baptized? It is for dead bodies, if the dead sometime in the future do not what?
Why are they then baptized for the dead? It's stupid. That's what the very sales it says it's stupid. If you're just going to be baptized in this life only with the presence of Christ, and there is no future, no rising, nothing of that, then it's all a waste of time.
The tremendous verse of scripture. I don't know if you understand it, I understand it.
I'm poor teacher, if I can't make you understand it. But sometimes the need a little longer and five minutes to get to understand it. But it's talking exactly about x 238 39. That whole section where it's Peter sets forth in the church exactly what it is to be born again. When they said, Dan, Men and brethren, what must we do? Peter said, what? Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the lot. That's the baptism we're talking about various way. But if Christ did not rise, and if there's no future resurrection for us, then we're being baptized for one dead bodies. Because when we die, we're never going to get up, nor is anybody else going to get up. That's what the verse is talking about. And then he goes on to say, not only is this true, but why stand we in jeopardy with our lives every hour. Why do why do I testify to the greatness of God's Word? If there's not going to be any return of Christ? Or if there's no resurrection of anybody? Why stand we in jeopardy? I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. No, that means that means that he didn't rust out, he burned out.
That means he didn't sit around and wait for the end of life to come. He was out there working. He was daily giving of his breath of himself of his life, teaching the word to others. That's how he died daily. Just like you do. When you share your knowledge of God's word, you're dying daily with Christ in you.
Please talk about. He also says in verse 32, or if after the manner of man I've thought was be said emphasis in the arena. What advantages it to me? If the dead arise not at the foolish, then you should renounce everything, deny everything, let us eat and drink Mary, drink her make merry, for tomorrow we die. I was thinking of the Scripture Eat, drink and be merry you know in the gospels, but same principle, the old epicurean philosophy. Let us eat drink for tomorrow we die or something. Verse 33. The not deceived evil communications, corrupt good procedure, manners, procedure, good ethics. Be not deceived, evil communication, what kind of evil communication. feeble communication here is talking wrongly about the resurrection or the return of Christ. That's the wrong communication. And they put up all good manners, all good reason, all good teaching all good accuracy. Awake to righteousness and sin not in it when we corrupt ourselves with the wrong dividing of the word it is sin. Or some have not the knowledge of God. Or oh boy, this just like today, no knowledge of God. And a lot of them don't have an opportunity to get it where they're gone. I speak this to your shame. Verse 35. But some man will say how are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come? Thou fu that which thou Southwest is not Quicken, except it was. Okay. Now he's talking about solely just like you sow wheat, or oats, or you plant corn, or you plant potatoes or anything, any seed now rotted. It's as simple as ABC. That would style solar style soloists not that body that shall bear grain, dance of wheat or some other, but God. Now we're talking about your body, but God, give it a body as it has pleased Him, and to every seed his own pot. All flesh is not the same place. There's one kind of place which is of man. There's another flesh of beasts and other fishes, other birds different times, like their celestial bodies, and their our bodies that are terrestrial. The glory of the celestial body is one, the glory of the trash droids, another kind of glory. There's one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory the star, or one star different from another star in glory. So also, verse 42, is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption. It is raised in in corrupt, that's the body of man. When it dies, it disintegrates. This is why it's called corrupt. The body goes back to the original state, it's corrupted. This is why it says it is sewn, it is put in, in the grave or wherever it's put even a mausoleum it is sewn in corruption. But when God raises that body, it will be raised what? incorruptible bodies, the accuracy of the usage of those words are tremendous. If a body has not died, it cannot be corruption. A body has to be dead, in order to see corruption.
It is sown verse 43. in dishonor, the word dishonor simply means it has no more honor left. It just goes down to corruption. It is raised in a glory. It is sown in weakness because of death, but it is raised in what it is sown a natural body. The macro body is the man of body and what soul It is sown a natural body. It is raised a rod spiritual body two types then there is a natural body and there is a rod. And so it is written the first man Adam was made a living soul. The last Adam nice Jesus was made a quickening spirit boy that's trimming. You see Man, The natural man his body and soul. He's a living soul. Man was made a living soul when he dies, he will have to be resurrected. But the last atom Jesus Christ was not made a living soul. When he was resurrected, He was made a quickening spirit. I'll be it verse 46. That was not first, which is spiritual, but that which is natural, and afterward that which is spiritual. Now first man, verse 47, is of the earth earthly, first man, Adam, and we're all the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. Therefore, we fall under this category of body and soul. The second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy thoughts are they also that are earthy body and soul and as is the heavenly. But are they also that are heavenly. They'll have a life quickening spirit. Verse 49 says, as we have borne the image of the earth the body and soul according to Adam, though shall also bear the image of the Lord. Heavenly, which is the life quickening spirit we read about Hebrews 45 verses. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither does corruption. inherit what? Boy, that's wonderful. You don't automatically go from corruption to in corruption. We go from corruption in corruption because somebody rose again from the dead. That's the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, verse 51, we're going to get to the church, and men of the church at all, hardly in the whole chapter. Verse 51, the whole I show you a mystery, where he's going to show it to us, it's no longer a mystery, was a mystery once was no longer mystery, because we only show it to I show you a mystery. We shall not all what plate we shall not all sleep, by here to for up until this time, we've talked about all people that have odd, gone to sleep asleep that have died. But now he's going to talk about those who are not all going to sleep. The reason I know this, because the various 50 Now this, I say what, brethren, brethren, and you're only my brother, if you're born again of God's Spirit, you're only my sister, if you're born again of God's Spirit, right? Why we're getting to the church in here's a tremendous truth. We talking about the church in various 51 Dow not all sleep, but we shall all be what? In other words, those that are not sleep of the church, they're going to have to be changed. Now you say, Well, what about the people that are sleeping, they're going to be changed to try a different kind of change. That's going to be a corruption that's going to put on what? Right? But we would shy away live, we're going to be changed to just wait till I read it. In a moment, verse 52, in the twinkling of an eye, that's the last trump for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised, incorruptible, and we who are alive at that time shall be what? Pain. Verse 53, for this, corruptible, the ones who have died, must put on what, and this mortal, the one who is alive is a mortal. You people, those of us here tonight, we are mortal. Those of our people who had died, they are no longer mortal. They have died, and their bodies have put on what corruption, that dead bodies with the return of Christ must put on incorruption while those that are alive at that time, who are mortals they will have to become art. After put on immortality, now that's the difference between corruption and in corruption and mortal and immortal. You know, manual, Kant wrote about the immortality of the soul. That's a bunch of all these philosophers were on income poops. Because they didn't know God's word. All they argued about God's word, great philosophy, great teachings, great theories of God and everything else, but lacking the accuracy of God's Word. And the hardly anybody knows it. today. I just read a book the other week on somebody was messing in this field. He didn't know the difference between corruption and mortal, no more so than a barrel of monkeys knows a peanut backwards. I tell you, it's so simple. You're mortal. If you're dead, you're no longer mortal. This is why, since the day of Pentecost, the people who have died they are corrupted their bodies will have to rise in corrupted, while at the time of the return of Christ, there will be some believers living and those believers living are mortal. Were mortal. As long as you're alive, you're immortal. And those mortals must put on immortality or flesh and blood cannot walk. Amen. Now various 54 So, wham, brand not going to tell you something, when this corruptible shall have put on what, in corruption, and this Myrdal shall have put on in mortality then then then then then t h e n is time; then, not now, but then class has verse 54 come to pass, yet it better not, or we missed the boat.
It better not, it hasn't it has I watch your time, that's the key. So, when, when time when, when, when he has time, this corruptible Shall I put on him cruft and this mortal shallot product then then then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written Death is swallowed up in what not until then, but then and then the next verse the sting of death is send the strength or sin is the law. Oh, where am I? Verse 35. Oh where did I miss ya 54 Five I miss you as a SWAT on death whereas by what you see then there will be no longer a what thing but until then there's always a sting in death or death whereas dice thing Oh grave and the word grave is the word hating which is good deal it should be grave whereas by what victory the same upon kill them yes, well habits fee there will be no victory in the grave because the crops it has put on in corruption. But then that was gonna happen. You see, the sting of death is Sim. Why said all men die have to die because of sin. They'll die unless something happens and that's the return of Christ. If he should come tonight, you and I are living if he came right now we are mortals we'd have to be put on immortality. But if Christ Terry's and Christ does not come, all of us in this auditorium tonight will someday have to die because of sin and our unbelief. Various 57 But thanks. Thanks, Peter God who gave us the victory? What kind of victory the victory over death and the grave. That's the victory who give us us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. By that's all that's to the chapter except the instruction in verse 58. Therefore, because you know this, therefore, my beloved brother, being a steadfast, unmovable always not just once in a while, but always abounding in the work of the Lord for his not much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord because we are rewarded for our faithfulness to His Word. So here in this 15, chapter, Corinthians, you have the resurrection, which applies only to the Old Testament and the gospel believers before the day of Pentecost. And it will apply to those here upon Earth. Out of Israel who will believe after the church has gone up at the end of the gospel period, the Bible says they have to be resurrected because these are all dead. This is the church on the day of Pentecost on till tonight. Tomorrow is the Lord carry a lot in the church has died right? And yet some are still lucky. Some are still living Now those that have died will have been corrupted and these will have to put on what? In corrupted, but these which are living are mortals, these will have to put on what immortality. Now, after the church is gathered together, after the churches gathered together, then Christ comes with his saints to the earth, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, like that. And now people are going to be saved. Back here. This is Israel, we're talking about now, this the book of Revelation completed, Israel gets saved, and right after they get saved, what happens to them get their head chopped off. They all die, all get killed, for their testimony, they all die. So they're all dead. This is why the word resurrection applies only to all those who are dead. This is why the word resurrection is never used in the Bible regarding the church. The word resurrection is never used in the Bible. Regarding the church. The word resurrection is used only in the Bible regarding Israel. And their believers, after the gathering together. This is why it says in the Bible, regarding the church that the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive. They'll be joined with them and meet the Lord there. And so shall we ever be with the Lord. The church who are dead will have to rise, but it's not a lot. Resurrection, in the biblical sense, because to have a resurrection, everybody has to be dead. And not everybody's dead in the church. Was churches looked like they're all dead. But yeah, put this together with Thessalonians. It'll all fit like a hammer globe. the resurrection and the return of Christ. You'll see the return of Christ has two elements in it, so to speak. The first part is it's coming for the church. The second part of it is, is coming with the saints to the earth. Oh, take his first coming. His first coming when he was born in Bethlehem, steel, he finally came to Jerusalem. This is what we refer to as his first one coming and that took about 30 Some years right? That we talked about his first coming is about 30 years, coming to Bethlehem and coming onto throughout that whole period when he was crucified expositor second coming like that, he is first coming for his church and then he comes with some and this whole period is called the Second Coming or the return of Christ. Hope that anybody want to ask any questions
in chapter six yes, me are. After the gathering together, they have to get up first then they get caught.
Right here this is the gathering together that's my shorthand. That's the gathering together. And here is when when they the dead in Christ, get their consciousness tag churchy.
And also in here is where the mortal has to put on immortality because flesh and blood cannot inherit both your flesh and blood hormone you have to be changed I have to be changing in the night. That's right anyone else is great heresy on teaching was the Word of God fits the Word of God is not heresies people's thinking have been wrong. Well, all I know about it, almost.