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Two Resurrections (26 of 32)
As you study the Bible you will observe that there is
a progress of teaching in the Bible. By that I mean
that you will find subjects begun in the Old Testament
and they begin to open up and expand and develop as
you move through the rest of the Bible. It's what we
refer to as progressive revelation. God just opens up
truth. He begins in the Old Testament and then He
opens up that truth, expands upon that truth and you
come to the New Testament and then you get the full
and final revelation of that truth.
Many of the great doctrines of the Bible are found in
seed form in the book of Genesis. As they begin there
in seed form like a flower opening to the sun, these
wonderful, marvelous truths are expanded and
That is certainly true about the subject of the
resurrection--the truth which the Bible teaches that
there will be a resurrection of the body. One of the
great questions that has engaged the minds of man
through all of the centuries is this question: When
you die are you going to live again? Is there going
to be any life after death?
You recall that Job phrased this quite well in Job
14:14 where he said, "If a man die, shall he live
again?" All religions and all philosophies have
grappled with this great subject.
When you pick up your Christian Bible, in the Old
Testament and also in the New Testament, you will find
the clear statements made that there indeed is going
to be a resurrection and there is going to be life
Job, in chapter 19, verses 25 and 26, says this: "I
know that my Redeemer liveth and that he shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth and though after my
skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I
see God." A tremendous affirmation of the
When you come to the New Testament you come to many,
many passages so numerous I can't give ...
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