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Resurrection of the Body - by Michael Phillips
The Apostles Creed - Part 10 of 10
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1 Corinthians 15:1-58
Apr 24, 2005 am - Resurrection, Life Everlasting About a year ago, I began a study of the Apostles' Creed that I never quite finished. In fact, I left it at the worst possible moment-with the forgiveness of sins. Don't get me wrong, we prize the forgiveness of sins, and if it was all the Lord had for us, we would be mighty grateful for it. But it is not all He has for us. Forgiveness is the grace He has for us now. But in the future, He has even more grace to give. While never taking our pardon away, God is not content that we be forgiven only! He wants us more than forgiven. The word we're looking for is glorified! This brings us to the last article of the Apostles' Creed. After confessing the Church's belief in the forgiveness of sins, it goes on to affirm our faith in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. THE MEANING What is the Resurrection? The word means 'a rising from the dead'. As a figure of speech, it stands for the work of God in the soul by which the unbeliever, who is dead in trespasses and sins is quickened (or made alive) in Christ. There is a spiritual resurrection, and without it, you cannot be saved. Unless God raises your soul from the dead, you cannot enter ... More >>>

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