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Basic Training in Doctrine

The Doctrine of Resurrection.

Point 10. Resurrection and the Omnipotence of God.

Our first birth is natural generation, in which God the Father creates human life and imputes it to the soul at birth.

The second birth is regeneration, by which God the Holy Spirit creates from His omnipotence a human spirit for the imputation of eternal life by God the Father.

The power that sustained the humanity of Christ on the cross and gave Him the enablement, the endurance to bear our sins, is the same power made available to us for the fulfillment of the PPOG.

The power that resurrected Christ from the dead is the same power delegated and made available to every Church Age believer for the fulfillment of the PPOG.

The royal family of God is designed and empowered to glorify God.

His body went into the grave.

His human spirit went into the presence of God the Father in the third heaven.

His human soul went into the first compartment of Hades, Paradise, where all the Old Testament believers resided until the resurrection of Christ.

Being face to face implies that we have a recognizable interim body in heaven until the Rapture.

When the work of salvation was finished, our Lord said to the Father, LUK 23:46 “Father, into Thy hands I dismiss My spirit,”

That’s why He said to the dying thief in LUK 23:43 “Today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”

PSA 16:10 prophesied, “You will not leave my soul in Hades.”

ACT 2:27 “His soul came out of Hades.”

While He was there, according to 1PE 3:18-21, the Holy Spirit guarded the soul of our Lord in Hades.

So just as our Lord’s spiritual death was unique – He was judged for all of our sins – , so His physical death was unique: He had a trichotomous separation.

God the Father is said to be the agent of the resurrection. EPH 1:20. COL 2:12, 1TH 1:10, ROM 6:4, and 1PE 1:21 all say that God the Father raised Him from the dead.

But Scripture also says the Holy Spirit raised Him from the dead, as in Acts 2:24, ROM 1:4, ROM 8:11, and 1PE 3:18.

1 Pet 3:18 (KJV) For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

And God the Son is said to be the agent in resurrection in JOH 2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

At the resurrection, the omnipotence of the Father sent our Lord’s human spirit through billions and billions of light years of space to His body in the tomb.

Simultaneously, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit returned His human soul from Hades to His body.

Acts 2:31 “He [David] looking ahead spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that He was neither abandoned in Hades nor did His flesh see decay.”

ROM 6:4 “Therefore, we have been buried with Him [Christ] through baptism into death [baptism of the Spirit] in order that, as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”

2CO 13:4 “For indeed He was crucified because of weakness [ours], yet He lives because of the power of God.”

PHI 3:10 “that I may come to know Him and the power of His resurrection.”

The same divine omnipotence becomes the mechanics for the two great events of history: the execution of the PPOG and the Rapture of the Church.

1JO 5:11-12 “In fact, this is the deposition: that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has this eternal life. He who does not have the Son does not have eternal life.”

And in verse 4 an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled is an inheritance based on divine power rather than human power, on God’s grace rather than human accomplishment.

And in verse 5, we are kept by the power of God because the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is the same power that provides eternal security for every believer, winner or loser.

The “deliverance” here in verse 5 refers to the resurrection of the Church, effected by the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.

1PE 3:18, “Because Christ also once died with reference to sins, the righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, in order that He might bring us to God; on the one hand, having died physically, but on the other hand, having been made alive by means of the Holy Spirit.”

PHI 3:10 “that I may come to know Him and the power of His resurrection.”

Point 11. Old Testament Illustrations of Resurrection.

Point 12. Resurrection is a part of the Gospel, 1CO 15:1-4. .

Point 13. The importance of the Resurrection related to Faith in Christ, 1CO 15:12-17.

Point 14. Resurrection emphasizes the difference between
a theophany and
a Christophany.

A theophany is an appearance of Christ prior to the First Advent and can be as an animate person or inanimate thing.

A Christophany is an appearance of Christ after His bodily resurrection, MAR 16:9-14; LUK 24:13-43; Acts 2:32.

Point 15. The Resurrection of Christ is part of His strategic victory in the Angelic Conflict, 1CO 15:20-25.

Point 16. The Resurrection of Christ is necessary for the fulfillment of the Davic Covenant; ROM 1:3-4; 2Tim 2:8.

2 Tim 2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel.

Point 17. The Resurrection of Christ indicates the completion of the ministry of justification, ROM 4:25.

Point 18. Resurrection is necessary for the advance of the Father’s plan,
ISA 53:10.

Point 19. The Resurrection of Christ is the basis for the believer’s confidence in the future, 1PE 1:3-5,21; PHI 3:21.

Without the Resurrection, we would lack the declaration of His deity, ROM 1:4.

Without the Resurrection, we would lack the basis for our justification.

Without the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we would have no hope for our own life beyond the grave.

Without the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we would lack the basis for believing that our sins have been judged.

Christ arose to be the first-fruits of resurrection.

Christ arose to be head of the Church, EPH 1:20-23.

Christ rose from the dead to be the giver of resurrection life, EPH 2:6.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is proof positive of the person of Christ, His Deity, Messiah status, and His power to save from sin.

The Doctrine of the Proofs of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Point 1. Definition.

Jesus Christ called Himself a man, John 8:40.

Point 1. Definition.

HEB 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.

The Bible says that Jesus was a man, PHI 2:7-8.

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