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1 Corinthians 15:41 – Difference in glory

02-03-2020 - Posted by Andre Piet

Another glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for star Is excelling star in glory. Thus also is the resurrection of the dead

The glory, that is, the light of “celestial bodies” is different (Gr. Heteros) than that of “terrestrial bodies” (: 40). Especially so much more powerful. But the glory of the celestial bodies themselves is also different (Gr. Allos). Seen from the earth, the sun and moon are about the same size, but the difference in glory is enormous. One gives light, the other reflects light. The moon is a light in the night but the sun can make the night disappear.

The other “heavenly bodies”, the countless stars, also differ in glory. Some stars sparkle brightly, while others are barely visible to the naked eye. The colors also differ. And that brings Paul to his very point: “Thus also is the resurrection of the dead.” What he wrote so far about the differences between all kinds of earthly and heavenly bodies served as an illustration of the resurrection of the dead. All receive glory in the resurrection, but no one will be the same!