What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “resurrection”? Do you think of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead? Do you think about the Rapture (the catching away of the church and those who died in the Lord)? I believe this is a subject that needs more study. We will get back to John 11 after this discussion.
The word “resurrection” is found in the New Testament 223 times. This shows the importance of this word as written by the various authors of the New Testament.
“For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:5-6
John 11:25 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” John 11:26 “And whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die.”
I have found a document online that speaks from the Jewish perspective on this subject. I will share some of its information in the next article. I hope this will information will enlighten and encourage you.