Resurrection

“the powerful conviction that 'God' raised Jesus from death and has given him heavenly glory, which is central in the NT, makes 'God' as life-giver an important emphasis in a new way. In Jesus' resurrection, 'God' acted in an unparalleled manner, giving Jesus divine vindication of the greatest kind imaginable. For Jesus' resurrection is not presented as a restoration to ordinary life but was seen as a catapulting of Jesus into the glorious/glorified life of the world to come. Whereas the rest of the righteous dead still await the promised resurrection, 'God' has singled out Jesus, bestowing on him, uniquely, resurrected existence and making him thereby the exemplar of what believers can hope for and the assurance that their hope in 'God's' readiness and power to raise the dead is not in vain (esp. 1 Cor 15:20-58; Heb 2:5-18; 1 John 3:1-3). Resurrection, thus, is presented as the essential means by which "God" will demonstrate faithfulness to believers, and their hoped-for salvation/vindication is directly patterned after what 'God' did in/for Jesus...So, 'God' in the NT is emphatically known as the deity who raised Jesus from the dead and exalted him to glory, which justifies and even demands now that Jesus be proclaimed as 'Lord' (e.g., Phil 2:9-11). But God's resurrection of Jesus also serves to signal incomparably this God's great power and purpose, which are to eventuate in a personal/bodily glorification of believers that is patterned after that given to Jesus.”
L. W. Hurtado, God in New Testament Theology (Abingdon Press, 2010), 42.

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