Monday, April 20, 2009

St. Paul on the Resurrection

"If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep" (1 Corinthians 15:19-20).

Does this really make sense if all St. Paul means by the resurrection is some sort of "spiritual experience" of Christ's presence after his death?

Doesn't equating the term "resurrection" with "spiritual experience" fall precisely into the category of having hoped in Christ for this life only?

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