Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Flesh & Blood Cannot Inherit The Kingdom of God 1 Cor 15:50 A Study of the Resurrection and Covenantal Transformation.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Flesh & Blood Cannot Inherit The Kingdom of God 1 Cor 15:50 A Study of the Resurrection and Covenantal Transformation."— Presentation transcript:

1 Flesh & Blood Cannot Inherit The Kingdom of God 1 Cor 15:50 A Study of the Resurrection and Covenantal Transformation

2 What The Lesson Is About Seeks to correct the misunderstanding and false interpretation of 1 Corinthians 15.

3 What The Lesson Is About Seeks to correct the misunderstanding and false interpretation of 1 Corinthians 15. To clearly define the term “flesh and blood” in 1 Corinthians 15:50

4 What The Lesson Is About Seeks to correct the misunderstanding and false interpretation of 1 Corinthians 15. To clearly define the term “flesh and blood” in 1 Corinthians 15:50 To clearly demonstrate that a physical application of the term results in a direct conflict with a plain scripture and contradicts the Bible.

5 What The Lesson Is About Seeks to correct the misunderstanding and false interpretation of 1 Corinthians 15. To clearly define the term “flesh and blood” in 1 Corinthians 15:50 To clearly demonstrate that a physical application of the term results in a direct conflict with a plain scripture and contradicts the Bible. To demonstrate conclusively that resurrection is corporate, covenantal and spiritual versus individual and biological

6 Who Is The Lesson For? For those who have and continue to struggle with the meaning of 1 Corinthians 15 For those who think the IBD view settles the question For those who have assumed physical and individual resurrection For those who seek to separate the body of Christ and the kingdom of God.

7 God’s Two Ethnic Groups Ethnic: a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a sizable group of people sharing a common and distinctive racial, national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage (Free Online Dictionary)

8 God’s Two Ethnic Groups Ethnic: a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a sizable group of people sharing a common and distinctive racial, national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage (Free Online Dictionary) It is not Jew or Gentile

9 God’s Two Ethnic Groups Ethnic: a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a sizable group of people sharing a common and distinctive racial, national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage (Free Online Dictionary) It is not Jew or Gentile It is those “born according to the flesh” and those “born according to the Spirit”

10 Ishmael & Isaac For it is written that Abraham had two sons: The one by a bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise. Which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants; the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar…

11 Flesh and Spirit Now we, brethren, as Isaac was are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.

12 Gal. 4:28-29 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. Children of promise and children “born according to the Spirit” = are equal to one another.

13 Ishmael’s Ethnicity Born According To The Flesh Ishmael Same father, Abraham Mother, Hagar a slave Symbol of the Old Covenant

14 Isaac’s Ethnicity Born According To The Flesh Ishmael Same father, Abraham Mother, Hagar a slave Symbol of the Old Covenant Born According to the Spirit Isaac Different Father, (God – he was a son of God’s promise) Different Mother, Sarah, a free woman Symbol of the New Covenant

15 The Meaning of Flesh and Blood Normal Matthew 16:17 Text “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.’”

16 The Meaning of Flesh and Blood Normal Galatians 1:16 Text “But when it please God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through his grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood.”

17 The Meaning of Flesh and Blood Normal Hebrews 2:14 Text “Inasmuch then s the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.”

18 1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.” Most assume the natural meaning of the human body.

19 Premature Conclusions Some argue this way: All other examples we have seen refer to human flesh and blood The same words are used in 1 Cor. 15:50. Therefore, it refers to human flesh and blood.

20 Examining the Logic God created the heavens and earth, Gen. 1:1 He made the sun, moon and stars, Gen. 1:15- 16; 2:1. Since we have many references in the Bible to sun, moon and stars referring to the celestial bodies of light, is the only meaning?

21 Genesis 37:9-10 Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” So he told it to his father and his brother; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I an your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?”

22 Revelation 12:1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Could a literal woman have the literal sun, moon, and stars under her feet? When the meaning of a text contradicts another text or plain common sense, the interpretation is false.

23 Revelation 12:1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Therefore, Sun, Moon and Stars can have a different meaning even though they often have a literal meaning. What determines it? Context!

24 The Contradiction in 1 Cor. 15:50 1 Cor. 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Heb. 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Human flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom? Human flesh and blood were inheriting the kingdom???

25 A Contradiction Did Paul Lie? Does the Bible contradict itself? Were the saints in Hebrews in their flesh and blood bodies? Were they not at that time, receiving the kingdom? To receive the kingdom means to inherit the kingdom, Matt. 8:11; Heb. 11:8.

26 What is the Meaning of Flesh and Blood in 1 Cor. 15:50 Jesus defines flesh and blood, John 1:12-13 Those born of God are not born of the flesh, or of blood or of the will of man, but of God. Nicodemus didn’t understand how he (a flesh and blood) man, needed to be “born again). That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit, i.e. of God, is Spirit. (Jno. 3:8.

27 Christians Are Not Flesh and Blood We are spirit, even though we have flesh and blood bodies while living on earth. Those in the flesh cannot please God, Rom. 8:8 Paul said we are not in the flesh. Rom. 8:9 If you are not in the Spirit, you do not belong to Christ.

28 Christians Are Born of God So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

29 The Flesh Is Weak The Law was the Covenant of the flesh, Gal. 3:2-3. This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?

30 Works of the Flesh Gal. 5:16-21 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

31 Works of the Flesh I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

32 Works of the Flesh I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in times past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

33 Works of the Spirit Gal. 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

34 Works of the Spirit Gal. 5:22-25 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the affections and desires. If we live in in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

35 Works of the Spirit Gal. 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the affections and desires. If we live in in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

36 Conclusion 1 Cor. 15:50 is a reference to those who are born again in the Spirit.

37 Conclusion 1 Cor. 15:50 is a reference to those who are born again in the Spirit. It has nothing to do with our flesh and blood bodies.

38 Conclusion 1 Cor. 15:50 is a reference to those who are born again in the Spirit. It has nothing to do with our flesh and blood bodies. Those in Heb. 12:28, were Christians who had flesh and blood bodies.

39 Conclusion 1 Cor. 15:50 is a reference to those who are born again in the Spirit. It has nothing to do with our flesh and blood bodies. Those in Heb. 12:28, were Christians who had flesh and blood bodies. The text is clear they were already inheriting the kingdom.

40 Conclusion 1 Cor. 15:50 is a reference to those who are born again in the Spirit. It has nothing to do with our flesh and blood bodies. Those in Heb. 12:28, were Christians who had flesh and blood bodies. The text is clear they were already inheriting the kingdom. Flesh and blood in 1 Cor. 15:50 refers to covenantal states, those who are not born of God, in contrast to those in the Spirit.


Download ppt "Flesh & Blood Cannot Inherit The Kingdom of God 1 Cor 15:50 A Study of the Resurrection and Covenantal Transformation."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google