The Core Truth:
Christians are waiting for the return of Christ to raise the dead, judge the nations, and lead us into the everlasting glory of the age to come. We know this is true because he’s already been raised. As a result, those in Christ are able to face numerous tragedies and even death itself since this is not the end of the story. No longer a legal penalty for sin, death for the believer becomes the burying of the seed in winter that bursts forth from the soil at Christ’s return.