Hope of Resurrection

"There are many today who regard themselves as Christians who do not believe in the resurrection and glorification of the body. They believe that when the Christian dies he goes to be with Christ: and they seem to think of that as some vague, nebulous, indefinite spiritual state and condition [heaven]. But that is not the teaching of the Scripture. The Scripture teaches the resurrection of the body as an essential part of our salvation…We shall dwell in these glorified bodies on the glorified earth. This is one of the great Christian doctrines that has been almost entirely forgotten and ignored. Unfortunately, the Christian church – I speak generally – does not believe this, and therefore does not teach it. It has lost its hope." ~ Martyn Llyod-Jones, Romans: Exposition of Chapters 8:17-39, The Final Perseverance of the Saints, pp, 71-72

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