Filed Under (Author, Dee Dee Warren) by dee dee on 12-07-2012
In our Precious Moments version of Christianity we tend to think that we should all just agree to disagree and never, ever condemn a view if the person claims to be “Christian” and especially if they seem “kosher” and believe all the “right” things on other things such as inerrancy, abortion, homosexuality, and euthanasia. But is that Biblical? A lot of the times, the answer is actually yes (minus our political litmus tests) - while many views may be in error, the H word is something that places someone outside the faith (in its strictest use).
This article was pointed out to me apparently because Paul’s condemnation of Hymenaeus isn’t mentioned - that is a glaring oversight on Blomberg’s part, because if Paul went anything when confronted with the teaching that the “resurrection is past,” it is ballistic. He called it a faith-wrecking gangrene.
Now, interesting, though, Blomberg states with regards to 1 Corinthians 15 that “and some disbelieve the bodily resurrection of Christ…” Now that is interesting - because Paul doesn’t explicitly say that, but that is the logical outflow of the teaching that he is contradicting, that there is no bodily resurrection of believers. Now of course those who deny that Paul taught a bodily resurrection of believers (which makes his argument nonsensical), but the fact is that IF he did, Paul here as well is making an issue of foundational significance. To deny the bodily resurrection of believers is to deny the bodily resurrection of Christ. Blomberg is right, he just skipped a few steps on the way to the conclusion.
Errors on the resurrection are serious. Heretically so.
Originally posted March 24, 2005