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1st Corinthians 15- Part 2 (27 of 28)
Series: The Epistle of 1 Corinthians
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
35 Wherefore he saith also in another [psalm], Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
Peter and Paul using these passages as a reference to the resurrection of Christ proves what David said were prophetic in nature as the priority in interpreting the MEANING of the passage. The very fact that David's body did see corruption proves that what he said in verses 8-11 could not possibly refer to himself unless he was speaking of himself at the time of the writing of the Psalm! Therefore we can conclude. Based upon the preponderance of the biblical evidence in both testaments, the resurrection was a FACT that was taught. Christ died and was buried and rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures.
Why preach the gospel? It is a message that has credibility because of the integrity of the witnesses. We have no reason to deny the reality of the gospel, nor of the components, i.e.: ministry, death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus because of the witnes ...
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