Finality doesn’t have the last word.

Finality doesn’t have the last word.

Acts 24: 15 “and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.”

Paul does not give the reason for his hope, that will come, but he states that as a Jew and a Pharisee he holds to the resurrection of all people.

He knows he will stand before God one day to give an account of his life.

But his hope is different to theirs also. His hope is based on the resurrection of Christ of course (1 Corinthians 15) and they are accusing him of his message of Christ.

Their hope is based on their own teachings coming out of interpretations of Daniel’s prophecies. They hold to every Jew being resurrected in Jerusalem after the temple has been rebuilt in the Messianic age.

Paul knows their charge is his belief in a resurrected Christ. That is why he tells Felix he believes the same as they do.

I believe that one day all will be revealed.

I believe that this life will make sense to those who experience injustice, to the downtrodden and forgotten.

I believe that this isn’t everything.

I believe that there is an existence after life here stops.

I believe I carry on.

I believe when anything dies it can live again.

I need to remind myself constantly of these truths because supposed finality is all around me.

 

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