The Bible
The Bible

Share this on FacebookEmailPrinter versionRSS Feed

God of the Living

Matthew 22:32 and the Afterlife

Sermonette; #1495s; 22 minutes
Given 29-Jun-19

Description: (hide)

Richard Ritenbaugh refutes a Baptist minister's equivocation about Christ's statement in reference to the Patriarchs, namely, that He "is not the God of the dead, but of the living" (Matthew 22:32). The minister, failing to look at other Scriptures on the subject of the resurrection and the reward of the saved, argued that the soul is immortal and that the reward of the saved is heaven. However, Christ's comment gives absolutely no mention about a place of the afterlife, but only a condition. We learn in Acts 2:29-34 that David is still in his grave—not in heaven. During his lifetime, this future King of Israel, provided us with several resurrection psalms, available to Pharisee and Sadducee alike. Had the Sadducees believed God, they would have accepted the fact of the resurrection. Though the patriarchs are dead, God, capable of declaring the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), thinks of them as alive. Likewise, when God's called-out ones die, God's covenantal promises (of resurrection and eternal life) pass through the grave as we awaken in a glorified state.

Download





 

The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment
The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment

Daily Verse and Comment

Receive Biblical truth in your inbox—spam-free! This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving.


 



Privacy Policy
Close
E-mail This Page

Further Reading

Related

Christ's Death and the Immortality of the Soul