Why don't most Christians believe in the resurrection?

Why don't most Christians believe in the resurrection? Talk with any lay Christian and they think your immortal soul is judged upon death, by St. Peter, Jesus or the Father, then sent to heaven or hell for eternity, or purgatory temporarily then heaven for eternity. They typical lay Christians rejects the resurrection of the flesh. Why is this?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's for Orientals. Christians aren't allowed to preach about reincarnation just as Buddhists and Hindus aren't allowed to preach about the immortality of the soul. It's just one of those things they do so one religion doesn't overpower the other.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because most don't study their own religion and have their beliefs shaped by pop culture osmosis.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it occurs individually for everyone within their own mind. Christ was crucified upon/within Golgotha, literally the Skull of Man.

    >Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

    >Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

    >In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

    >One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every dayalike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

    >For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.

    >I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I read John in its entirety today for the first time since I was a child. I am in the midst of a really bad time health wise, and its amazing to me I came across this on this day. Pretty amazing.

      • 5 months ago
        Worker

        John is an amazing book. It's the only book that is explicitly written for the sake of getting people saved, and it never mentions turning from sin or doing good works.

        Instead, it talks about believing over and over and over again. Almost every chapter commands us to believe, if we wish to have everlasting life.

        >But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
        John 20:31

        >And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
        John 6:40

        >Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
        John 6:47

        >For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
        John 3:16

        >But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
        John 1:12

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The truth is, yes there will be a resurrection on earth, and it's in the Lord's prayer. It's not just symbolic of the body being the temple.

      John is an amazing book. It's the only book that is explicitly written for the sake of getting people saved, and it never mentions turning from sin or doing good works.

      Instead, it talks about believing over and over and over again. Almost every chapter commands us to believe, if we wish to have everlasting life.

      >But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
      John 20:31

      >And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
      John 6:40

      >Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
      John 6:47

      >For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
      John 3:16

      >But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
      John 1:12

      If you believed in God, you would also be a good person (act righteously). It's not one or the other.

      • 5 months ago
        Worker

        >If you believed in God, you would also be a good person (act righteously). It's not one or the other.
        False dichotomy.

        Plenty of believers led unrighteous lives. Saul, Samson, for example. And plenty of believers did very evil things: David (murder, adultery), Simon (trying to buy Spirit), Ananias and Sapphira (lying about money) – and all these people received physical punishment from God.

        Stop trusting in your works, and start trusting in Christ alone.

        Bra, but isn’t the whole faith or works just semantics? Unless I am wrong you still think people should believe in Jesus and do good things. Even if they don’t save, you would still do good things.

        No, it's not semantics. The idea of "believers will do good things" is used by preachers to put great fear into people, making them think "If I'm not doing good enough, then that's showing that I'm not really saved". It's causing people to turn away from Christ, and to look to themselves.

        Look at guys like Paul Washer, for example. Their entire schtick is scaring people into thinking they're not saved, because they aren't acting holy enough. This is the same trick that the Catholic Church has played on the world for over a thousand years. It's demonic, anti-christ, false doctrine.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Remember the parable of the servant that hid the money his master gave him and who was punished for it rather than investing it.

          Also, this:

          >But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
          >Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

          We may be saved by faith alone, but if that faith isn't expressed in the way you live your life, you should probably reexamine the way you're living, as you might just be deceiving yourself.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            "Faith alone" has never made sense. If you believe in Christ, and then go rape and murder then your faith is obviously not enough. You need the faith, and the righteous life will follow.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Being justified by faith is about humbleness. We can do nothing to save ourselves, God does literally all the work.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Stop trusting in your works, and start trusting in Christ alone.
          Your examples don't make any sense. King David's sin was a result of NOT obeying God, and therefore not acting righteously. If he acted righteously he would have obeyed God. What point are you even trying to make? If you believe in God, and you obey him, then you will act righteously. This is why it's not ONLY about belief, it's also about obeying God. You just strengthened my argument.

          • 5 months ago
            Worker

            >What point are you even trying to make?
            That believers can do evil sins, but they still go to heaven. They are punished by God on this earth for their evil.

            "Faith alone" has never made sense. If you believe in Christ, and then go rape and murder then your faith is obviously not enough. You need the faith, and the righteous life will follow.

            It takes an evil mind to assume that a Christian would murder and rape just for the sake of it

            O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
            Matthew 12:34

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >That believers can do evil sins, but they still go to heaven.
            No one ever claimed otherwise, but David repented of his sin. He didn't keep sinning. He obeyed God. Faith in God was only enough to make him then begin to live righteously.

            >It takes an evil mind to assume that a Christian would murder and rape just for the sake of it
            No, that is the logical conclusion of your argument. You are arguing that righteousness is not enough, and that "faith alone" saves. Faith is the first step, the second step is to not sin. If you keep sinning then your faith was obviously not enough to get you to obey God.

  4. 5 months ago
    Worker

    Most so-called Christians believe that they are saved by their works, and refuse to believe on Jesus Christ as their perfect Saviour, who will grant eternal life for EVERYONE who believes.

    >For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    John 3:16

    >But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
    Romans 4:5

    Why do so many reject this free gift? Because they are prideful, and wish to play a role in their own salvation. People want to believe that they can be good enough to get into heaven. By believing this, they deny Jesus Christ.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you get a gift and then put in some additional effort on your own to earn it, you are not rejecting the gift, even if the effort happens to be pointless from the point of receiving said gift.
      This is pretty elementary stuff.

      • 5 months ago
        Worker

        >If you get a gift and then put in some additional effort on your own to earn it, you are not rejecting the gift,
        You literally are. It's not a gift if you try to earn it.

        The issue is that you want to claim credit for your salvation. You are like Cain, who wanted to rely on the fruit of his labour (his works), rather than Abel, who relied on the blood of the lamb (Jesus Christ)

        Now, are you saying that you can't work after salvation? Absolutely not. Doing work for God is amazing, and you'll be rewarded in heaven for it. But works NEVER, EVER bring about salvation, and if you think you're earning the free gift of salvation, then you're headed straight to hell.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not trying to adjudicate what beneficial effect any good deeds have when it comes to salvation here. The conclusion when it comes to that can be anything as far as I'm here concerned.
          But suppose I hand someone a gift, and the exchange goes something like this:
          >here is a free gift
          >is it really free?
          >yes
          >thank you, amazing, I have to repay you somehow
          >no, it's free. Do you want it?
          >of course, but I also have to really put in some work now!
          And then the guy takes up some full-time job to "earn the gift". We can, in this scenario, say that he maybe misunderstands the situation or that he has some strange ideas on how gifts work, but it does not detract from the part of the exchange where he just gets handed a gift.

          • 5 months ago
            Worker

            >>of course, but I also have to really put in some work now!
            If he says that, he won't get the gift. We can only accept the gift for free. We can't work for it. If you try to work for the gift, then you'll never get it.

            Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you'll be saved. That's why Scripture commands us to be like little children:
            >And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
            Matthew 18:3

            Don't be like a Pharisee, who claimed to know God but then goes about to establish his own righteousness.

            >2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
            >3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
            >4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
            Romans 10:2-4

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >If he says that, he won't get the gift. We can only accept the gift for free. We can't work for it. If you try to work for the gift, then you'll never get it.
            That statement, I'm afraid, must be regarded as conjectural. According to what you said, what is required is 'belief in Christ', not 'belief in Christ and not other beliefs'. There is a crucial difference here.
            While it might be true that the work adds nothing to the acceptance, this is different from saying that the work actively negates the acceptance.

          • 5 months ago
            Worker

            Stop trying to play games with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible is clear that if we think it's earned, in any way, then we have rejected salvation.

            >And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
            Romans 11:6

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I am merely reasoning.
            >The Bible is clear that if we think it's earned, in any way, then we have rejected salvation.
            Are "incorrect" thoughts a sin that is beyond grace to absolve, then?

            The more important question I would pose, expecting no answer, but merely offering that you ask it of yourself, is whether you wish to comfort others, or condemn them. "Do not be like the Pharisee, who claimed to know God but then goes on about to establish his own righteousness", as I have heard. "Whosoever says to his brother 'fool' shall be liable to judgment" and "by the measure you judge, you shall be judged", I have also heard. I would thus not be so quick to thoughtlessly threaten others with hellfire.
            But I do point this out in a friendly manner: one cannot let go of disavowed habits as quickly as one thinks, and you, having come under the tutelage of Calvinists in the past, perhaps, you might consider, might have imbibed such habits, without any maliciousness on your behalf.

          • 5 months ago
            Worker

            When you hear the gospel message and then believe that you can work to merit the salvation spoken of by aforementioned gospel message, then you've rejected the gospel message.

            You can accept the gospel message and be saved, and then later be fooled into believing that you can earn it. In this case, you're still saved, because you had previously accepted it as a little child, by simple faith.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Bra, but isn’t the whole faith or works just semantics? Unless I am wrong you still think people should believe in Jesus and do good things. Even if they don’t save, you would still do good things.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I really wish Protestants would stop getting a pass for being Neo-Pharisees just because the Catholic Church is worse

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >>of course, but I also have to really put in some work now!
          If he says that, he won't get the gift. We can only accept the gift for free. We can't work for it. If you try to work for the gift, then you'll never get it.

          Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you'll be saved. That's why Scripture commands us to be like little children:
          >And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
          Matthew 18:3

          Don't be like a Pharisee, who claimed to know God but then goes about to establish his own righteousness.

          >2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
          >3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
          >4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
          Romans 10:2-4

          Who are you to judge who is saved and who isn't? This is one example of gatekeeping that was ridiculed by the atheistic culture of the early 2000's, and pushed many from even cracking open the book.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they prefer headcanon

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they don't know the details. Few have read the Bible cover to cover. I think it's unfair to say they reject the resurrection of the flesh. If you were to point it out from the Bible they would believe it.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Resurrection is what the original Christian cult believed. Heaven was originally a israelite kingdom in jerusalem for the israelites ruled by jesus and all the dead israelites would rise up from the ground and go and live there. This was supposed to happen in a generation. When it didn't happen and the cult started taking on gentiles it became a israelite kingdom in the sky for dead people.

    Most of the stuff cucktians take for granted is actually stuff that was grafted on centuries later.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
      John 10:16

      >Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
      Matthew 28:19-20

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous
  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the point of bodily resurrection? Why would I want to come back if I can get everything I need in Heaven?

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Western Christains speant too many centuries circlejerking themselves, unfortunately

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