Behold, I stand at the door, and knock if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus Christ. John 1:17
For since by man came death, by man came
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

1 Corinthians 15:1- 15:58

  1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
  2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
  3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
  4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
  5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
  6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
  7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
  8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
  9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
  10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
  11 Therefore whether [it were] I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
  12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
  13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
  14 And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain.
  15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
  16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
  17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins.
  18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
  19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
  20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.
  21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
  22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
  23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
  24 Then [cometh] the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
  25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
  26 The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death.
  27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under [him], [it is] manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
  28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
  29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
  30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
  31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
  32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
  33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
  34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame.
  35 But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
  36 [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
  37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain]:
  38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
  39 All flesh [is] not the same flesh: but [there is] one [kind of] flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, [and] another of birds.
  40 [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another.
  41 [There is] one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for [one] star differeth from [another] star in glory.
  42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
  43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
  44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
  45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.
  46 Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
  47 The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven.
  48 As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly.
  49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
  50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
  51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
  52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
  53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.
  54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
  55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?
  56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.
  57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

STATEMENT OF FAITH
We Believe…

In one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

In the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death for all through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead;

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;

In the divine inspiration of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, guaranteeing their infallibility, entire trustworthiness, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

That all people are sinners and cannot save themselves. Salvation is received as a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in the redemptive work of Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit;

In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost;

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are thus members of His Body, the Church, whose work is the worship of God, perfecting the saints, and evangelization of the world.

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