Arguments are frequently founded upon the implausibility or impossibility of their falsehood; but Paul’s tack is different. He is so sure of the resurrection’s fact, and so committed to all its attending consequences, that he makes the logic and character of this life to hinge upon the veracity of Jesus’ resurrection.
Hedonists everywhere should be concerned; after all, lust is what it has always been. Even when it is attended by pleasure, lust remains ungratified and ungratifying. This will surprise no one, but it does seem to bother some. Otherwise, there would not be such a rush to exalt lust as love, or to confuse their rewards.
Matthew 19 reminds us that better questions often obtain better answers; but it more strikingly reminds us that the character of a question is first found in the integrity of a man’s heart. In the end, an inquirer’s ignorance is not nearly as damning as his unbelieving disposition.