Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most pitiable. (1 Corinthians 15:19)
If there is no resurrection, then all of life is meaningless. If all we have is hope in this life without the possibility for parole, how pathetic life would be. If there is no resurrection, Hugh Hefner is right: Taste the nectar from the sweet feminine flowers. Find your comfort in the bronze masculine embrace. We should all embrace the life of hedonism and seek out pleasure wherever it can be found. We should eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we all shall die.
Be challenged by Romans
Romans doesn’t let us sit still. In Romans, Paul talks about the obligation we are under to spread the truth of the Gospel and to engage with the culture around us. He talks about the journey we must make after we accept the God’s gift of salvation. We are called to leave our comfortable and easy corners and spread the message of Christ’s sacrifice to everyone around us, because we have been freely justified!