This is the final installment, and the summary, of William Bell’s fantastic presentation on the resurrection doctrine of 1 Corinthians 15. In this series, William has presented some devastating critiques of the futurist views of eschatology, as well as some very positive analysis of Paul’s eschatology. Be sure to begin with part one here, part two is here, and read the entire series. You will be blessed and informed!
We have examined the parallel statements of 1 Corinthians 15 to establish that the soteriological and eschatological equivalent of resurrection is the “kingdom of God”.
Secondly, we argued that the kingdom of God is one body, not many bodies and is that divine, heavenly covenantal body out of the heavens which came down to be with men. It is the kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world. Thus, its provisions of life were for both the living and those who died enabling all to live forever with God even beyond physical death.
Third, we examined the meaning of “flesh and blood” contextually, showing this terminology in context, i.e. 1 Corinthians 15:50 and John 1:11-13, to mean life under the Old Covenant. We showed clearly that those who were biologically flesh and blood did in fact inherit/receive the kingdom of God. This totally refutes the IBD and traditionalists views that “flesh and blood” in the resurrection context equates with “biology” or is non-covenantal.
Fourth, we established that both the living saints, (Hebrews 12:28 and the dead ones, Matthew 8:11, inherited the one eschatological kingdom of God, not multiple individual kingdoms.
* Note by Don K. Preston: In my July 2012 debate with Joel McDurmon, I presented extensive argumentation from Hebrews 11-12 demonstrating that the resurrection hope of Abraham and the OT saints was fulfilled in “Zion.” I showed from McDurmon’s own writings that he logically affirmed this to be true! McDurmon’s only defense was to say that what he had written against the Dispensational view of Zion [a physically restored capital of a future physical kingdom) was not the totality of his view.
In fact, McDurmon wound up affirming the very thing that he castigates the Dispensational world for! On the one hand he claims that the Zion prophecies have been “spiritualized” and “fulfilled in Christ” rejecting the Dispensational view of an earthly, restored, physical Zion. On the other hand, he says he looks forward to an earthly, physical, Zion as the capital of an earthly kingdom! I will be writing an article on this and posting it in the near future). O, consistency, thou art a jewel so rare! The book of the debate with McDurmon is available now on Kindle, with paperback copies available very, very shortly.
We continue now with Bell’s summary.
Finally, we examined the meaning of sowing the body, the identity of the seed and the meaning of the analogy in the light of the traditionalists views showing neither to align with Paul’s reasoning and therefore are rejected even upon Frost’s own measurements. Thus, the CBV body view is established and stands as the eschatological resurrection view of choice.
About William Bell
William Bell, is the founder of AllThingsFulfilled.com online ministries, author of several books, audio and DVD’s on Covenant Eschatology, is co-host of “Two Guys and A Bible with Don K. Preston, D.Div.
Books by the author
Living in Eternity
Will Planet Earth Be Destroyed?
Eschatology in Galatians (eBook)
Amazon Kindle Books
Have You Spoken In Tongues?
When Was the Law of Moses Fulfilled?
Zionism, the Wolf in Judaism’s Clothing
The Last Days DVD Series (5 DVD Set with Powerpoints)