United with Christ in the Resurrection

“An unbreakable bond or unity exists between Christ and Christians in the experience of resurrection. This bond has two components – one that has already taken place, at the beginning of Christian life when the sinner is united to Christ by faith, and one that is still future, at Christ’s return.

In terms of a distinction Paul himself makes (2 Cor. 4:16), so far as believers are ‘outer man,’ that is, in terms of the body, they are yet to be raised; so far as they are ‘inner man,’ at the core of their beings, they are already raised.”

– Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. “Resurrection and Redemption: How Eschatology and the Gospel Relate

HT to Of First Importance

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