Monday, March 5, 2012

Resurrection

Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus.(John 11:43). Jesus rose from the tomb. And Peter raised Tabitha from death (Acts 9:40)
What is the difference between the resurrection of Jesus and the other resurrections in the New Testament.
In the case of Lazarus and Tabitha a direct physical intervention by a human order was needed (for the moment we consider Jesus the man). In the resurrection of Jesus however only divine powers were involved. There was no direct human hand involved. One could say that Jesus was resurrected by God, which is Himself.
Why mention several resurrections in the old and new testaments when the resurrection of Jesus was so paramount. The reason is that only by the de novo resurrection of Jesus could the difference be demonstrated with stunning clarity, without any words. The son of man, and the son of god combines in the Christ to resurrect himself.

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