Happy Easter, everyone! Today’s sermon was on a text that is pretty far outside the comfort zone of most Unitarian Universalists–Paul’s prediction that the dead will be raised at the Last Judgment. What are we skeptics to make of this?
1 Corinthians 15: 12–14, 32b, 51–55 (NRSV)
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain….
If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”…
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 trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. Continue reading