Besides these arguments, we believe there is to be a resurrection also from the resurrection of our Lord. For it is He that raised Lazarus, when he had been in the grave four days,
Pilate says to them who said that the demons were subject to Him: Why, then, were not your teachers also subject to him? They say to Pilate: We do not know. And others said: He raised Lazarus from the tomb after he had been dead four days.
" We have visited the places to enquire as to the footsteps of Jesus and His disciples, and of the prophets. Now, Bethany, as the same evangelist tells us,
Or when it was said by the same: "Father, I knew that Thou hearest me always; but on account of those who stand around I said it, that they may believe that Thou hast sent me? "
For says He, "I am the life; he that believeth in me, even though he die, shall live: and every one that liveth and believeth in me, even though he die, shall live for ever."
But our Lord is Himself the resurrection, as He does Himself declare, "I am the resurrection and the life."
of thy foot: and God shall give thee a wearying heart, and a pining soul, and failing eyes, that they see not: and thy life shall hang on the tree
and trust that Christ suffered for us and rose again, abiding in Christ, and through Him and in Him rising again, why either are we ourselves unwilling to depart hence from this life, or do we bewail and grieve for our friends when they depart as if they were lost, when Christ Himself, our Lord and God, encourages us and says, "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he die, yet shall live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall not die eternally? "
John 11:25 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus Twelve Topics on the Faith
How could one say that Christ is saved, when the Lord Himself says, "I am the life; "
It is He that raised Himself by the command of the Father in the space of three days, who is the pledge of our resurrection. For says He: "I am the resurrection and the life."
one good thing which they are said to announce is the resurrection; but the resurrection is in a manner Jesus, for Jesus says:
" Ah, is not that good, to shake off earth and mortality, and to rise again, obtaining this boon from the Lord, since He is the resurrection, as He says:
If Christ was only man, how is it that He Himself says, "And every one that believeth in me shall not die for evermore? "
Again, when Martha in a later passage acknowledged Him to be the Son of God,
John 11:33 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus Twelve Topics on the Faith
Wherefore, when it is said that He was "troubled in spirit,"
or raised up a dead man who was already stinking,
, that they may believe that Thou hast sent me."
" He Himself adores.
who prays the Father for mercy. What a son
And the Father, who always hears Him,
and straightway the infirm man received strength. And to the dead He said, "Lazarus, go forth; "
Pilate says: And how were the demons not at all thus afraid of your parents also? They say: We do not know. Others, again, said: Lazarus, after having been four days in the tomb, he raised by a single word.
They saw Lazarus, who was made an exile from the region of death.
and, "If we do not slay Christ, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and will take away both our place and nation."
And He who knew what manner of man Judas was, is betrayed by Judas. And He, who formerly was honoured by him as God, is contemned by Caiaphas.
though he was himself ungodly; as also did Caiaphas, the falsely-named high priest.
The Lord sent apostles among all the nations, and he in like manner will send false apostles. The Saviour gathered together the sheep that were scattered abroad,
Then, when He had raised Lazarus from the dead, and plots were formed against Him by the Pharisees, He withdrew to a city called Ephraim; and from that place, as it is written "He came to Bethany six days before the passover,"
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