The Power of His Resurrection
For Saint Paul, history and eternity are very closely related. This is not only so in the obvious sense that the Godly go to heaven and the ungodly to hell, but also that the structures of our eternal life are developed in history, and that the movements of time and history climax in eternity. Very specifically, Paul tells us that the resurrection of Christ from the grave is our resurrection from the death of sin, that we are therefore the people of the resurrection, and that the whole of creation moves to its great redemption. This is the end of death and a resurrection world.