First Week in Advent – Day 3 – Resurrection Hope

The appeal to revelation in this case involves the following claims. (1) There is a place in human existence where death has not been final. (2) Such a place is not isolated, but is typical, or as we might say, germinal. It has consequences beyond the individual case. It represents and at the same time makes possible what it represents, namely that death is not final. From the fact that death was not final in the case of Jesus Christ has resulted the fact that death is not final for man. (3) This activity of God in Jesus Christ, known as the resurrection, is the ground for Christian hope of life after death and provides the decisive clue to the activity of God we can expect.

Edward W. H. Vick, Death, Immortality, and Resurrection, p. 20

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