Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Kingdom of Christ

"Christ has been raised from the dead,
the firstfruits of those
who have fallen asleep. 
For since death came through man,
the resurrection of the dead came also
through man.
For just as in Adam all die,
so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,
but each one in proper order:
Christ the firstfruits;
then, at his coming,
those who belong to Christ;
then comes the end,
when he hands over the kingdom
to his God and Father,
when he has destroyed
every sovereignty
and every authority 
and power.

"For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
When everything is subjected to him,
then the Son himself will also be subjected
to the one who subjected everything to him,
so that God may be all in all"

(1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28).