How are we to help other spiritually? The answer to this is a more fundamental question. What is the nature of Christian ministry? In our passage, we see Paul explain his blueprint for Christian ministry.
We looked at the first four consequences of denying the resurrection of the dead last week They all point to the main point of vv. 11-19, that the doctrine of a bodily resurrection is absolutely essential to the Christian faith. Paul has been slowly building a chain of consequences, one upon another. Today we look at the final three consequences of denying this doctrine.
Those who hold doctrinal error often do not realize the great doctrinal errors that flow out of that first initial error. By showing the consequences of a denial of the resurrection, the main point Paul makes is that the doctrine of a bodily resurrection is absolutely essential to the Christian faith. You cannot have Christianity without a bodily resurrection. We might ask why is this doctrine so important? Paul gives seven dreadful consequences of denying this doctrine.