Thursday, October 8, 2015

#NT75 Day 32: 1 Corinthians 12-16 The Lynchpin

Some people assign too much importance to doctrinal issues.  I have heard people say that if you can't take the first 11 chapters of the Bible literally, you can't trust the Bible at all.  I have heard people speak of the Kingdom of God as doing good in this world and excluding those who talked about heaven as off-the-agenda of Jesus.  I have heard people talk about Calvinism and Arminianism as if they were the only two things that matter.

But Paul is pretty clear on what matters.

The whole project of Christianity stands or falls on one thing.  The lynchpin of the whole thing is the Resurrection of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15).

If we believe Jesus was raised from the dead, a lot of other stuff then has a framework to make sense: God's miraculous creation of the world, doing good in this world and preparing for the next, etc.

Don't let people convince you otherwise to sell books or have conferences.  The key issue is, has been, and always will be the resurrection.

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