is there hope for the dead?
May 13, 2009 9:08pm CST
jesus resurrected at least three persons, thus demonstrating that there is hope for the dead. to understand the hope for the dead, we must first comprehend the cause and origin of death. why do we get sick and die? when jesus forgave people their sins, they were cured. for example, when confronted with a paralyzed man, jesus said: which is easier, to say.your sins are forgiven, or to say, get up and walk? however, in order for you to know that the som of man has authority on earth to for- give sins - then he said to the paralytic: get up, pick up your bed, and go to your home. so sin is the cause of sickness and death. our inherited sinful condition with the first man, adam.