It may seem controversial to say anything is more important than conversion. However it communicates a vitally important aspect of the Christian faith, namely the often-neglected reality of future resurrection. This is the true source of joy. All the joys we experience imperfectly now will be fully realized when we are given new bodies. The Christian life is more than just an improved life. It is certainly not our best life now. It is better, but if we died and ceased to exist, what difference would that really make? In the end, being a Christian is less about being saved from temporal bondage to sin, and far more about the eternal reality of being saved to ultimate resurrection. Consider the similarities of our post-conversion existence to that of unbelievers. We have both sinned, will both die, and both keep sinning until we die. The real difference will not be fully appreciated until the redeemed soul escapes from corrupted flesh and puts on incorruptible flesh. Therefore we exalt the promise of Christ over conversion. We cannot lose sight of the future resurrection, and how it was made possible by Christ, the author and finisher of our faith.