I need to emphasize, friends, that our natural, earthy lives don’t in themselves lead us by their very nature into the kingdom of God. Their very “nature” is to die, so how could they “naturally” end up in the Life kingdom?
But let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I’ll probably never fully understand. We’re not all going to die—but we are all going to be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:50-51
Paul got it. Paul new he had encountered something else other than the religious understanding of his day. If he was around in the 90’s, he would have penned “we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a physical experience,” but he thought and wrote in an era that understood things through story, that still had an understanding of a pantheon of gods. His imagination was captured by the risen Christ, who still lays hold of our imagination. Paul echoed Jesus’ invitation for us to enter the Kingdom of God now, to be changed now, to live differently now.
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