Thursday, August 16, 2012

Buried in Baptism, Resurrected to Life Eternal

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.  (Col 3:1-4)

You became dead to the present life, being buried in baptism with Christ and receiving the hope of resurrection.  After all, with his rising we were raised.  But we do not see the outcome in reality.  The mystery of our resurrection is hidden in him.  When he comes a second time, therefore, then we shall attain resurrection and enjoy immortal life.… In hope we have the promises of the good things.  What is now unknown will then be revealed.

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