Saturday, August 22, 2015

Question 41 - Was Christ only the first one who died and rose to life?

Acts 26:23 NKJV - "that the Christ would suffer, that He would be the first to rise from the dead, and would proclaim light to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."
Revelation 1:5 NKJV - and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood
John 11:43-44 NKJV - Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!" And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go."
2 Kings 4:32, 35 NKJV - When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed. ... He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
Luke 7:12-15 NKJV - And when He(Jesus) came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.”
                The agony of dead is different from passion of Christ. The resurrection and life is Christ. The life is related to the living being. When the spirit arises again, the one, who gives life to the body, in which the spirit lives, is Christ only.
                The Lord Christ was agonized on the cross and offered the sacrifice to redeem the sins and died, and got resurrection in glory and He did not die again. So, the Christ became the first one.

                Lazarus and the boy whom Elijah arose who is the son of the window of Nain died again. The resurrection means the everlasting life or the stage in which there is no death forever. The Lord Christ resurrected with body and ascended to the heaven bodily and lives forever.

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