The Final Resurrection

Christ has risen indeed!

Paul wrote to the Corinthian believers about the resurrection of Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15:20-21, “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.”  He also spoke of the final resurrection which involves the human body.  1 Corinthians 15:42, “So will it be with the resurrection of the dead.  The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable.”  Because Christ was raised from the dead, we can live in the hope of being raised from the dead at the final resurrection. 


The great physicist, Michael Faraday, was a believer in eternal life and the resurrection of the body.  He had in his laboratory a young assistant who was skeptical about such beliefs.  One day this young man came apologetically to Faraday informing him that a valued solid silver cup had accidentally been dropped into a container of corrosive acid, and had dissolved before the mishap had been discovered. It was forever destroyed and dissolved as far as the young man was concerned.



Faraday took the acid containing the disintegrated silver cup and treated it by applying heat and a resolving fluid which separated molten silver from acid.  Then he drained off the acid and poured the molten silver into a “form” or “mold” shaped like the original cup. When this has hardened he took his engraving tools and inscribed the design and words on the resurrected cup which the original had contained.  He then showed it to his astonished young helper, admonishing him that what he could do with inanimate, disintegrated silver, Almighty God Could most certainly do with our bodies by His resurrection power, even though they disintegrate and return to dust of the earth.