Having just completed two months of small group study on Kevin DeYoung’s book – Taking God at His word – having the right knowledge of Scripture is the fountain from where our faith is built and the surest way to step away from error. When we confuse ourselves with matters of the world of spirits like the Sadducees when they confronted Jesus on the resurrection, we do so with a world sense. Abraham’s soul does exist even though it is currently separated from his body. As my pastor shared this past Sunday – this is a dying world – let’s pass through it with a joyful hope of a glorious resurrection and eternal life.
You will notice in life those who do not believe in the resurrection. They put their hope in this world. Their “let’s party” mentality puts their rather tall building on shaky ground and they become slaves to their fear of death and unfortunately, live their life without purpose and meaning.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.[a] Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live – John 11:25
For this, Jesus died and lived again. Praise the Lord!
Jesus said to them, “Is not this the reason you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the story about the bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is God not of the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong.” – Mark 12:24-27