When will immortality be conferred upon the saints?

Answer

"We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For
this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." 1 Cor. 15: 51-53.
NOTE - In accepting Christ the believer receives "that eternal life, which was with the Father,"
and this eternal life he retains as long as Christ dwells in the heart by faith. This wondrous gift may be lost
by failure to maintain the faith which holds Christ fast. At the resurrection, immortality is conferred upon
those who have fallen asleep in Christ, and thus the possession of eternal life becomes a permanent
experience.
TOIL on a little longer here,
For thy reward awaits above,
Nor droop in sadness or in fear
Beneath the rod that's sent in love;
The deeper wound our spirits feel,
The sweeter heaven's balm to heal.
Faith lifts the veil before our eyes,
And bids us view a happier clime,
Where verdant fields in beauty rise,
Beyond the withering blasts of time;
And brings the blissful moment near
When we in glory shall appear.
Then let us hope; 'tis not in vain;
Though moistened by our grief the soil,
The harvest brings us joy for pain,
The rest repays the weary toil;
For they shall reap, who sow in tears,
Rich gladness through eternal years.
-Annie R. Smith.
 


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Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle