When people hear the truth of the gospel they are acquiring knowledge. They are learning about God. Some people say they do not believe God and some people say they do believe God. Those that believe God make a decision to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. That Jesus’ sinless blood paid for their sin on the cross at Calvary. And because Jesus rose from the dead, there is a resurrection of the dead.

There are a lot of reasons why the resurrection of the dead is spoken of mainly in the New Testament. Jesus Christ is the firstfruits. Firstfruits include many things, the firstfruits of harvest, of increase, of cities and in this case, the dead.

When the conversation Jesus was having with some people shifted to the dead and if the dead rise again, Jesus told them two major things.

Matthew 22:29-32 KJV  “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
[30] For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
[31] But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
[32] I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”

Jesus  told them they were making a mistake. What was the mistake? Two things:

~ Not knowing the scriptures
~ Not knowing the power of God

Mistake is defined as – to error in opinion and judgment.  In Matthew 22:29 Jesus told them they do err. They are making a mistake.

So we are going to look at some common mistakes people make today. One of these common mistakes is the resurrection of the dead. That was the topic when Jesus brought up the people did err, make a mistake.

So what about the resurrection of the dead. We will look at this next time.
Have a great weekend.



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