118 – Christ’s Resurrection


CHRIST’S RESURRECTION
  § 118. Christ’s resurrection, by which the God-man,1 according to His human nature,2 with the same body which was laid in the grave,3 but in a glorified state,4 came forth from the sepulcher on the third day of His burial, was a public and glorious manifestation of the divine Sonship of Christ,5 and also the divine acknowledgment of the completeness and sufficiency of our redemption,6 a proclamation of His victory over sin and death,7 a confirmation of the truth of His doctrine,8 and the first fruit of the resurrection of all believers,9 as God thus publicly led from the bonds of death the Substitute of mankind and the Head of His Church,10 and Christ thereby fulfilled His promise that He would rise on the third day,11 and thus imprinted upon His work and doctrine a further seal of divine authority.12

1.Christ’s resurrection, by which the God-man,

  Romans 1:3–4 Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

  Romans 6:4,9 Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (9) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.

  Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.

  Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be holden of it.


2. …according to His human nature

  Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid Him.

  Matthew 17:23 And they shall kill Him, and the third day He shall be raised again.

  Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

  II Corinthians 5:15 And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.

  Matthew 28:5–6 And the angels answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.


3. …with the same body which was laid in the grave,

  John 20:20 And when He had so said, He shewed unto them His hands and His side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.  Cf.  v. 25, 27

  Luke 24:39–40 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me have. And when He had thus spoken, He shewed them His hands and His feet.

  Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for He is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.


4. …but in a glorified state

  Luke 24:26, 31 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? (31) And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight.


5. …came forth from the sepulcher on the third day of His burial, was a public and glorious manifestation of the divine Sonship of Christ,

  Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.


6. …and also the divine acknowledgment of the completeness and sufficiency of our redemption,

  Mark 16:6 And He saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid Him.

  Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

  Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.


7. … a proclamation of His victory over sin and death,

  Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

  Revelation 1:17–18 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

  Romans 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.


8. …a confirmation of the truth of His doctrine,

  I Corinthians 15:14–18 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ: whom He raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

  Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for He is risen, as He said.

  Luke 24:44 And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalm, concerning Me.


9. …and the first fruit of the resurrection of all believers

  I Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.

  I Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.

  John 11:25–26 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.

  I Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

  John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more; but ye see Me: because I live, ye shall live also.


10. … as God thus publicly led from the bonds of death the Substitute of mankind and the Head of His Church,

  Hebrews 13:20 The God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.

  Ephesians 1:20–23 Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the Head over all things to the Church, which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.

  Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the Head, even Christ.


11. and Christ thereby fulfilled His promise that He would rise on the third day,

  John 2:19, 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. (21) But He spake of the temple of His body.

  Matthew 17:22–23 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: and they shall kill Him, and the third day He shall be raised again.

  Matthew 20:19 And shall deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify Him: and the third day He shall rise again.

  Luke 24:6–7 He is not here, but is risen: remember how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.


12.and thus imprinted upon His work and doctrine a further seal of divine authority.

  I Corinthians 15:14–18 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ: whom He raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

  John 2:18–19 Then answered the Jews and said unto Him, What sign shewest Thou unto us, seeing that Thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.


 

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