Thursday, July 6, 2017

ABRAHAM BELIEVED THAT THE DEAD COULD BE RAISED, BECAUSE THE CREATOR HAS ALL THE POWER. Numerous People Find Many Of The Stories In the Bible Difficult o Understand Let Alone Believe. Before a person can understand anything, what is under consideration has to be admitted as true.

This story is hard for me to comprehend because of the way it is written. Can someone please summarize it?

Harry Riches

Happy Riches answer requested by Sean Michael

The truth of this story is really very simple. Those who are self-righteous, even though they say they are believers, always miss it—they just do not believe in the power of God.

Those who believe theories of men, such as evolution and fallacious accounts of what purportedly happened millions or billions of years ago, find this simple truth impossible to grasp.

Truth is always missed by those who do not really want it. The truth of this account is the difference between being someone, who is acceptable to God and sure of salvation, and a person who will believe anything, other than the truth.
  • But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” (that is, to bring Christ down) or “Who will descend into the abyss?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him. For, “every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:6–13)
Abraham was given a son from a woman past the age of menopause and now he was tested to see whether he really believed God raised the dead. Whoever does not believe that God raises the dead, does not believe in the Lord God, Creator of Heaven and Earth.

People who scoff at the dead being raised, and who do not believe that the Creator of the Universe has their number, even if they do not know His number, are going to get a hell of a shock when the dead are raised and they are among those who do not belong to Christ. If the Creator can create the Universe, raising the dead should not be too difficult.

Abraham believed God could raise the dead. Do you believe that if God could create a Universe, He could also provide a purpose for mankind by raising the dead? Not to accept that God can raise the dead is to deny the truth of life. Principles require intelligence before they can be utilized. Principles do not emerge from nothing. Abraham accepted that principle that if God can create life when all hope of it is lost from a human point of view, raising the dead would be walk in the park.

What are you going to put your faith in? A theory developed by a mere mortal? Or something that is solid, like Abraham?

Summarized: Abraham believed God could raise the dead. He also believed God would provide the sacrificial lamb, so that the dead who were trapped in mortality could be raised and become immortal.
  • When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1 Corinthians 15:54)
Profession is very common. Confession is another matter. Works demonstrating one’s true conviction ensures that a person’s confession is not merely a hypocritical profession of faith.

The Day Shall Come When The Dead Shall Rise And The Mortal Shall Be Immortal

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