More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.
Thoughts for Today:When Christ returns, the dead will rise -- they will be resurrected. Jesus said, in John 5:28-29: "Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out--those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned." But have you ever wondered: With what body will we be resurrected? Will there be male and female? Will we recognize one another? Will some be old and others young?
Scripture does not answer all of our questions about the afterlife, however, it does tell us: 1) we will be with God forever; 2) those of us who trust Christ will find it very enjoyable; and 3) when Christ returns, we will be like Him. (1 John 3:2: "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.")
I don't think we can truly understand what immortality will be like because our words are based on our experiences in a mortal world. Being glorified will be like entering a new dimension that we have never known. Perhaps in the same way a blind person has difficulty recognizing the beauty of a sunset, or an infant is incapable of understanding adulthood. However, our inability to describe or completely understand the afterlife -- does not mean it doesn't exist.
Questions to Ponder:Some people reject Scriptural precepts simply because they can't understand, relate or conceptualize how it applies based upon their own limited experience. We know words cannot describe the aroma of a fresh cut grass, so why would we expect a description of how the dead are resurrected to be different? Do you believe Scripture even if you cannot describe every detail of eternal life?