Resurrection life from death.
Did Adam & Eve Die “In the day” they ate the fruit? Is this the “death” Christ came to “resurrect” man from?
If Adam & Eve had not disobeyed God, would they have physically died?
Were Adam & Eve created as eternal physical beings?
If Adam & Eve were eternal physical beings from the point of creation, what was the purpose (to them) of the Tree of life?
How can Christ tell someone (Mt.8:22) to “let the dead bury the dead” if death solely points to physical death?
Can physically dead bodies bury other physically dead bodies?
Why would Christ say (Jn.11:26) “He who lives and abides in me shall never die” if death is always or only about physical death?
Why would Christ tell the Apostles to raise the dead if the resurrection had not yet begun? (Mt.10:8).
Why would Christ tell one group “The dead ARE raised” Mt.11:15 if the resurrection wasn’t a present-day reality? And another group Lk.20:37 “Now the dead ARE raised if the resurrection wasn’t happening?
John 5:24″Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
So, people living when Christ said this: had everlasting life would not come into condemnation, had already passed from death unto life, but hadn’t been resurrected yet?
1Jn.3:14″We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. The one who does not love remains in death.”
If people living two thousand years ago believed they had already passed from death unto life (resurrection), did they tie it to physical death? Or something that couldn’t happen until after you physically die?
Jn.5:25″ Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has NOW come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.”
Isn’t this the dead rising? Isn’t this about resurrection?
Even the writer of Hebrews refers to the resurrection that had already happened.
Heb.11:35 “Women received their dead raised to life again.
Eph.5:14 has Paul telling LIVING PEOPLE “to rise from the dead” Is resurrection here about the physically dead? How do we begin to understand the “life” Christ came to give us?
The death He came to defeat and/or abolish?
Or the “resurrection” and what it adheres to in regard to eternal life?
Study to show thyself approved!
So, without side-stepping the argument: Did Adam & Eve Die “in the day” they ate from the fruit? Is this the “death” Christ came to “resurrect” man from?
Gen.3:22″And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:
Genesis 3 demonstrates that Adam & Eve did not have eternal life.
Why would Christ say John.11:26 “And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die? Is death always or only about physical death?
Why would Christ tell the Apostles to raise the dead, if the resurrection had not begun?
Mt.10:8″Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
If we cannot deny they healed the Sick cleansed the lepers, cast out devils, how can we deny they raised the dead?
After Christ sent the Apostles out, John the Baptist sent two of his own disciples out to investigate the story of this amazing man. He sent this question: “Are you he that should come: or do we look for another?
Christ replies and tells the 2 men to return and tell John “The blind receive their sight the lame walk, the lepers, are cleansed, the dead ARE raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them”
Among other things, they are told “The dead ARE raised” indicating that the resurrection was already occurring!
Christ in a conversation with the Sadducees (they didn’t believe in the resurrection, So, they were sad you see) remarks “Now that the dead ARE raised again shows the resurrection was already in the process of happening this was occurring prior to His own death resurrection.
1Jn.3:14 “We know that we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.”
No matter who the writer here is, or when this was written, it is clear that THEY taught “passing from death to life” was a present-day reality, and not forced attributed to or assumed to occur after physical death or at a future return of Christ!
Jn.5:25″ Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
Isn’t this the dead rising? Isn’t this the resurrection?
“is coming” and “NOW IS” show not only a present tense but a continual reality as well. This recognition allows for scriptures to speak for themselves and to mean what is written.
Eph.5:14″ Wherefore he saith, awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Is the resurrection here about physical death? Is Paul in a graveyard commanding dead bodies to rise up out if the earth? Why would Paul refer to living people, as asleep, and dead, that both needed to and could rise up out of that spiritual/metaphorical death unless it was possible?
Why is it not one of these resurrection verses demands a physical body must die and then be resurrected when self-professed Christians demand resurrection specifically, solely or only applies to the death and rising of physical bodies?
How can we say we have eternal life:but it doesn’t begin until I physically die and/or am judged by God?
The physical death is merely a transition in your eternal existence.
Resurrection life from death.