Christian teaching make sense to Greek audience) -Last spiritual Adam is Jesus -First Adam in the garden established the problem of mortal existence by bringing death-Second Adam (jesus) solved this issue by being the life giving spirit and allows all humanbeings to achieve spiritual and physical resurrection What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
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trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 1 Cor. 15: 45-49 -Acknowledges this will be difficult -The last trumpet is the legion of angels who signal the end of days with trumpets -The two ideas are being meshed together with the resurrection of the body and the transformation of the material body into the spiritual body Death as consequence of sin → original sin (eating the apple) -All these examples are from Pauline letters [T]he wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)[J]ust as sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned . . .(Romans 5:12)-All death is because human sin For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.(I Cor. 15:21-22)-The claim being made is that jesus had to be human so the salvation of death achieved through jesus would be true -It was Christ humanity that made it possible -The Heretical belief did not accept the humanity of Christ and it was rejected For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (1 Cor. 15:25-26)-Christianity is positioning itself as the one solution to the problem of death and the problem is solved by jesus death -Early christian communities cared about what happened after death Soteriology:(religious studies term for teachings related to salvation)tied to belief in the saving power of Jesus (and his death)-Doctrinal debates and heresy → e.g., the DocetistsAugustine: compromise position on resurrection of the body and the end of time-P. 118-At death the soul separates from the body and is judged -The soul is hidden in a retreat either relaxing or suffering according to its life in the body -At the end of time there is a final judgment when people have the resurrected spiritual bodies -They will have the vision of the sight of god -After resurrection all will receive eternal reward or eternal judgment
Similar compromise offered by Moses M- argued for spiritual resurrection and bodily resurrection -Have to acknowledge both doctrines Martyrdom in Early Christianity-
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