The Rapture (Part 7) – The Last Trump

As we continue to explore the Rapture and the many aspects of it, in part 4 we learned that the text in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 has a military style. The underlying Greek words hint at military-style orders being given. It is with that in mind that we shall explore the idea of the last trump. …

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The Rapture (Part 6) – Why a Change?

In the last installment, we learned the mystery was revealed by Paul. We will explore the need for change. Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does corruption inherit incorruption.1 Corinthians 15:50 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) A Change to …

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The Rapture (Part 5) – The Mystery

Now that we understand who the rapture is for in part 1, what the rapture is in part 2, and in part 3 how it will happen; we discover that a change is necessary for those raptured to enter the kingdom of God. These flesh and blood bodies cannot enter there. This is an important …

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The Rapture (Part 4) – How It Will Happen

The previous post helped us to understand the myriad of ideas people attempt to use to debunk the rapture. Though it was not exhaustive, hopefully, it provided enough of an impetus for your own study. We also discussed some parts of the Olivet Discourse and Jesus' teaching. Let's now explore how it will happen. For …

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The Two-Fold Atonement

If Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.1 Corinthians 15:17 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Paul makes a surprising claim. If Jesus Christ is not risen and alive, we Christians are still in our sins. Wait, what about that hymn, "What can …

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Live Like Jesus

Who is he who will harm you if you follow that which is good?1 Peter 3:13 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This is a rhetorical question. One that Peter asks knowing the obvious answer. For us believers, as the previous citation of Psalms 34 teaches--the eyes of the Lord …

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The Last Man

For since death came by man, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.1 Corinthians 15:21 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I love nuggets of truth hidden in plain sight. For that reason, this is one of my favorite portions of Scripture. Death came by man. It came …

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There is an End

Then comes the end when He will deliver up the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.1 Corinthians 15:24 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The time will come when all rule, authority, and power will end. This is …

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Firstfruits of the First Resurrection

But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came by man, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: …

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It’s the Resurrection

Now if Christ is preached that He rose from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?1 Corinthians 15:12–19 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This is a perfect subject to discuss given this time of year. Just as Paul transitions from …

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