"To die is gain" ...For Whom?
I have a question on Phil 1: why would Paul's death be gain? For whom would it be gain? Would it be gain for Christ for Paul to be a martyr for Christ? Or for Paul to get shed of a material body and a material world?
Read Phil 1 in context, and I think you will see that Paul's concern is not personal gain. His death would be a gain for Christ. "Far better" would be the second coming, but until then, Paul's decision is "living is Christ". Christ even now makes us his "abiding place". John 14.
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