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1 Corinthians 15:32 – Tomorrow we are dying…

22-02-2020 - Posted by Andre Piet

… what is the benefit to me? If the dead are not being roused? “we may be eating and drinking, for tomorrow we are dying!

Paul imagines what it is like to live with denial of the resurrection of the dead. He summarizes the consequence with the motto: let’s eat and drink, because tomorrow we die. If death is the end, existence is meaningless. That is also the present-day philosophy in the western world. That is why people are busy searching for meaning. After all, if existence has no meaning, we must give it meaning ourselves. It is just as sad as when you try to pull yourself up at your own hair…

Which person can live with the idea that existence is meaningless? No one. If this is an unavoidable fact, what else is there to do but try to forget this hopeless sorrow? Scatter the thoughts and numb the pain. Let’s eat and above all drink a lot, whether or not supplemented with smoking or XTC. Getting high not to feel down because of depressing thoughts. That is the consequence if the perspective is just dying. Fortunately the one who knows about Life!