Baptism for the Dead

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Isaiah 22:12 Therefore in that day the Lord God of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing, To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth. 13 Instead, there is gaiety and gladness, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die. 14 But the Lord of hosts revealed Himself to me, “Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven you Until you die,” says the Lord God of hosts.

You guessed it: in preaching the Resurrection in 1 Corinthians, Paul is explaining and applying the judgement of Isaiah 22 to the church. However, what’s really clever is that the phrase in Isaiah, “Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we may die,” was also used by Roman gladiators on the eve of battle. Interesting, that the people of Israel, and now, the church in Corinth, share the same understanding of life and death as the Roman pagans. “Do not be deceived,” Paul explains, “Bad company corrupts good morals.” Richard and Fr. Marc conclude their discussion of 1 Corinthians 15.

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