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Paul v. Calvin (no, not that Calvin!)

April 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Paul expresses an important truth about death from the Christian’s point of view in verses 22-26.

It is very different from the secular perspective, well-represented by the latest Calvin and Hobbes story line:

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What’s the difference between Paul and Calvin? Or more accurately, between the apostle Paul’s writing and the beliefs of Calvin’s parents?

Paul knows that there’s something beyond the grave. Calvin and his family have a modern, five-senses approach to viewing life which neglects spiritual possibilities.

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To Die Is Gain

April 30, 2008 Leave a comment

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (v. 21, NASB & NIV).

Without the promise of eternal life, this would sound like an unhealthy deathwish.

However, after the miracle of Easter, this positive tension between life and death is logically consistent.

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