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October 2,1898
ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

- Responsive Reading -

 


I Corinthians 15:19-23,49-58
19 If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by
man came also the resurrection of the
dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so
in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order:
Christ the firstfruits; afterward they
that are Christ's at his coming.
49 And as we have borne the image
of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that
flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We
shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of
an eye, at the last trump: for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead
shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall
have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O
grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and
the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which
giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always
abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour
is not in vain in the Lord.

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