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Mark McCulley
Judge by the Gospel


"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.

Mark McCulley

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