Christian Leaders accuse Democrats of being addicted to raising taxes. Why aren’t Christian leaders addicted to raising more dead folk? They appear to have given up on doing this most important aspect of Christianity after Paul raised Eutychus. Could it be no Christian leader could repeat Paul’s magic trick, and thus it was no longer a good selling point? Is this why Christianity got into balancing the budget they unbalanced when they got Jesus-Bush to go on Holy Crusade in Iraq – where thousands of our troops were made dead – FOR WHAT!
The Rapture was invented in Scotland in 1840 where THE LIVING are raised up to a new life. There is no record of anyone being raptured in the Bible.
There were 9 resurrections all together (including Jesus’ resurrection):
– Elijah resurrected a widow’s son.
– Elisha also resurrected a young boy. 2 Kings 4:32-37.
– Another man was resurrected, according to 2 Kings 13:20, 21.
– Jesus resurrected Lazarus.
– …as well as Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5).
– He also resurrected the son of a widow in the city of Nain.
– Peter resurrected Tabitha, also called Dorcas, of the city of Joppa. (Acts 9:36-42)
– Paul brought back to life young Eutychus, who had died when he fell from a third-floor window while Paul was speaking. (Acts 20:7-12)
– ….and of course Jesus was resurrected.
And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.
And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.
Christians were persecuted because of their belief in the resurrection.
The teaching of the resurrection was so extraordinary that the apostles were ridiculed and persecuted.
being annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”–because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.”
But perceiving that one group were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, Paul began crying out in the Council, “Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!”
other than for this one statement which I shouted out while standing among them, ‘For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.’
that the Christ was to suffer, and that by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.”
8. There were differences of creed regarding the resurrection.
On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him,
Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection)
1 Corinthians 15:12
Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:13
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised.
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.
1 Corinthians 15:21
For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.