Resurrection

The resurrection is more clearly set forth in the NT than in the OT . The principal word for resurrection in the Greek NT is anastasis , “a standing up,” “a rising up.” The corresponding verb, anisteµmi , is used both transitively “to raise up” ( John 6:39 , 40 , 44 , 54 ; Acts 2:32 ; 13:34 ), and intransitively “to rise” ( Mark 9:9 , 10 ; 12:25 ; Luke 16:31 ; 24:46 ; John 20:9 ). Another verb, egeiroµ , “to awaken,” “to arouse from sleep,” is similarly used in the sense of arousing from the sleep of death ( John 5:21 ; Acts 26:8 ; 2 Cor. 1:9 ; Mark 5:41 ; Luke 7:14 , etc.). The Bible considers humanity as inherently mortal ( see Death ). Inherent immortality belongs to God alone ( 1 Tim. 1:17 ; 6:16 ). Immortality comes as a gift from Christ, through the gospel (...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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