The Physical Reality And Assurance Of Resurrection In Paul's 1 Corinthians 15

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In 1 Corinthians 15, this is the most important chapter in the bible, when resurrection is the main topic talked about. This section of 1-26, talks about the physical reality and assurance of resurrection. Even though Paul is basically trying to prove that resurrection exists, he is mainly trying to say that Christians will be resurrected. In this passage Paul tries to solve the issues that the Corinthian were dealing with based on the resurrection of the deceased. Paul used vital information and personal experiences in this passage to prove that resurrection occurs not only in Christ but in man as well. He first uses sections 3-11 to try and explain how much the gospel is vital to understanding resurrection and it’s historical importance. Paul shows all confidence in the gospel because of the facts of Jesus’s resurrection. The second section is Paul trying to explain the repercussions if resurrection didn’t exist. He explains that all apostles would be false witnessed and they would still be living in their sins. However, he ends the passage by combining Christ and man’s resurrection and says that Christ is the first of many men to be resurrected.
In 1 Corinthians 15, the author reflects upon the main argument to the truth of Christianity, that being that there is a resurrection and the truth of religion itself. This may have been important to the author because of those that did not believe in the scriptures and their attempts of trying to disprove what was written in the scriptures.
What was unclear in this passage is whether death is physical or spiritual? I believe that there is reference to both but I believe the author mainly refers to spiritual death and that fact that when we die, our spirits are resurrected, as was J...

... middle of paper ... is the first fruit of those who are not asleep, which refers back to the Old Testament because people were advised to give the first of everything to God. So this means that Jesus is the first of the dead to be resurrected, and that there will be more resurrections followed. In this section it refers to death of a human being and how all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. Adam was the cause of death for physical life of man because he ate from the tree of knowledge. Before this, Adam did not know the difference between good and evil, but after having eaten an apple from the tree of knowledge, he learned the difference between good and evil which created the ability to sin.

In section 24-26 Paul ends the passage by sharing the readers about the truth behind resurrection and that everything will be taken back to Christ, including spiritual death.
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