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PAUL’S DOCTRINE OF THE RESURRECTION A term paper written by Lionel Trujillo, Jr. December 3, 1997 INTRODUCTION “20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. (1 Cor. 15: 20-23) 1 Death begins its destructive work in people long before they physically die whenever they allow the fear of it to cripple their zest for life. Death does not wait until the end of life before discharging its devastation upon it. It should not surprise us then that man often attempts to cheat death in some way with hopes of either extended longevity or some expression of immortality after death. Hope for non-Christians is normally little more than wishful thinking because they cannot be certain of attaining what they hope for. They anxiously cling to imaginative speculations, particularly in their struggles with the inevitability of their mortality. Their ideas of immortality, or even of its possibility,

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An overview of the Apostle Paul's doctrine of Christian resurrection.


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