Like the Virgin Birth and the story of Adam and Eve, this is another Bible topic that liberal theologians misrepresent.
Today we have supposedly “Christian” churches run by men who do not accept the miracles of God as literal facts…. these men preach a human “Christianity”….. they see Christ as a good man who preached love, compassion, tolerance and humility… they see their role in their church as ministering to the physical, material and emotional needs of their congregation…. they have no knowledge or experience of the SPIRITUAL dimension…… like the SCIENTIFIC and ACADEMIC community, their “religion” is centred around the supremacy of MAN (and all his various “needs”) and his MATERIAL environment (the world).
These men DENY the literal reality of Heaven and Hell, Angels and Demons and the Resurrection of Christ.
Generally you will find that once you start to “interpret” the Bible as allegory instead of literal fact….. other “concepts” like SIN and HOLINESS become “adjusted” to fit the “humanitarian” and MAN-centred interpretation…. leading to ERROR and FALSE teaching…. such as:
1. Sex before marriage is not sin and it is wise choice to sleep with man/woman before marriage to ensure compatibility (after all, how can you make an “informed” decision otherwise ?).
2. Homosexuality is not sin.
It very interesting that whenever a “religion” or “church” departs from the BIBLICAL standard of GOD’s TRUTH, in short order, sexual IMMORALITY becomes a part of it.
SEX is at the root of all “worship” that does not honour GOD…. the Bible speaks about SPIRITUAL HARLOTRY and SPIRITUAL ADULTERY….. but in reality, this spiritual condition soon leads to all manner of PHYSICAL IMMORALITY as well.
The bodily RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST after His death is CENTRAL to the GOSPEL message….. because it VINDICATES RIGHTEOUSNESS.
There is much good that is not rewarded in this life and there is much evil that goes unpunished…. and GOD has ordained that evil CANNOT triumph over good…. death and corruption are a result of evil… part of the curse of SIN.
JESUS CHRIST lived a perfectly sinless and holy life…. he would never have aged or died naturally…. he was MURDERED by men and they could not have done it unless He allowed it…. it was therefore IMPOSSIBLE that it could simply “end like that”….. His RESURRECTION was INEVITABLE and it was predicted (Psalm 16:10)…. and Jesus told His disciples that it would happen (Matthew 20:19, Mark 10:34, Luke 18:33).
Resurrection is a blessed hope for GOD’s children….. and (should be) a great fear for all evil men, heathen, atheists and workers of iniquity.
JUDGEMENT IS INEVITABLE….. and there are are only TWO destinies…. one for the redeemed (by Christ) and one for the accursed…. it is quite sad that humans “dismiss” this REALITY so casually…. take HEED today and REPENT of all your wickedness…. SEEK JESUS with your whole heart and He will reveal himself to you… and then you will have the PEACE and JOY that only the LORD can give His children.