42, 51, 52 ? ?if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised?and if Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins?as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive...it is sown in corruption: it is raised in incorruption?We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible?; <500321>Philippians 3:21 ? ?who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself?; <520414>1 Thess. 4:14-16 ? ?For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.?
<610307> 2 Peter 3:7, 10, 13 ? ?the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men?But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up?But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness?; Revelations 20:13 ? ?And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them?; 21:1, 5 ? ?And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away; and the sea is no more?And he that sitteth on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.?
The smooth face of death with the lost youth restored and the pure white glow of the marble statue with all passion gone and the lofty and heroic only visible are indications of what is to be. Art, in its representations alike of the human form, and of an ideal earth and society in landscape and poem, is prophetic of the future and it suggests the glorious possibilities of the resurrection morning. Nicoll, Life of Christ: ?The river runs through the lake and pursues its way beyond. So the life of faith passes through death and is only purified thereby. As to the body, all that is worth saving will be saved. Other resurrections [such as that of Lazarus] were resurrections to the old conditions of earthly life; the resurrection of Christ was the revelation of new life.?
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