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Life After Death #2 - by Michael Phillips
Life After Death - Part 2 of 4
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Philippians 3:20-21
Jan 28, 2007 am - A couple of weeks ago we began to study Life After Death. For most Christians, this means 'going to heaven when they die'. Do believers go to heaven when they die? Of course the do: to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Which-Paul goes on to say-is far better than the life we now have. But if this life is far better than the one we now have, it is also far worse than the life we will have. What could be better than being absent from the body and present with the Lord? Only one thing: the Resurrection. THE MEANING For two thousand years Christians have stood up on Sunday morning and said I the resurrection of the body, by which many of them mean, 'I believe that, when I die, I will become an angel or a spirit of some kind, and live forever on a cloud'. This is not what the Creed affirms, and, and in fact, it is the kind of thinking it was meant to correct! Resurrection means 'a rising from the dead'. And what 'rises from the dead' is the body. When you think of these bodies raised from the dead, don't think of zombies or skeletons or Frankenstein Monsters. Think of Christ raised from the dead. And with this picture in mind, you get some idea of what ... More >>>

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