If one's work is based upon Christ, he'll have
reward. If not, Christ will cause
him loss so he'll have gain -1Corinthians
3:13-15 "Every man's work shall be made manifest, for
the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire, and
fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's
work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself
shall be saved; yet so as by fire."
beginning of question)-talks of
defilement-(is there really any other
kind?), as verse 16 shows -1Corinthians
3:16 "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the
Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"
A more accurate translation of
verse 17 would be 'If any man defiles his temple
of God, God allows him to be brought to nothing'; because he's then 'missing
If things didn't go bad when apart
from a relationship with God, how would we ever learn God's
way is best? If you've never burnt your finger on a hot stove, you
probably would not have learned to keep your hands away.
The words 'defile and 'destroy' here
mean the same in the original Greek. This original is also the same root
for the word 'corruptible' as used in these scriptures:-Romans
1:23 "And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image
made like to corruptible
man and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things." 1Corinthians
9:25 "And every man that striveth
for the mastery is temperate-(exercising
moderation and self restraint in all things).
Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible."
5:53 "For this corruptible-(fleshly
body) must put on incorruption
and this mortal must put on immortality."
1:18,23 "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible
things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition
from your fathers...Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever."
Here it refers to physical man
as being and ending in corruption (1Peter
3:4 "But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not
corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in
the sight of God of great price"), that is, his body turns to dust
after death -1Corinthians
15:53,54 "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption,
and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to
pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed
up in victory."
is talked of in 1Corinthians
15:13 "But if there be no resurrection
of the dead, then is Christ not risen."-So,
it's at the resurrection of the dead.
-Who are the
144,000 and is that all there are to be saved?
14:1,3 "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and
with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written
in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many
waters, and as the voice of a great thunder. And I heard the voice of harpers
harping with their harps. And they sung as it were a new song before the
throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders. And no man could learn
that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed
from the earth."-...Questions
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