By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 18, 2017

  • I Corinthians 15:29-44
  • I Corinthians 15:29-32
    • Several baptisms are mentioned in the New Testament:
      • I Corinthians 10:1-3 – baptism of Moses and Israelites in the sea
      • Matthew 3:11 – baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire
      • Matthew 3:6 – baptism of John the Baptist
      • Ephesians 4:4-6 – baptism of the New Covenant. This is a command and not a promise
      • Luke 12:50; Mark 10:38-40 – baptism of suffering
    • Water baptism is not in this context. Suffering is.
    • “for the dead” – “for” here could be used in the sense of “to fill the ranks.”
  • I Corinthians 15:33-34 – This seems to be specifically directed to those who believed in the resurrection as a warning against close companionship with those who did not believe in the resurrection. Those who did not believe in the resurrection were living sinful lives as it says in I Corinthians 15:32: “Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die.”
  • I Corinthians 15:35-44 – The resurrected body is an immortal body. We do not yet know what it will be like.

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