G.K. Beale – Jesus’s Resurrection and the Beginning of the End

28 Mar

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The decisive undoing of the Adamic curses is Jesus’s resurrection, which Paul understands to be the “first-fruits” of his own people’s resurrection in the future. Paul understands Jesus’s resurrection as not only reversing the curse of death but also decisively defeating the devil. In fact, we will see in subsequent chapters how Paul and the rest of the NT writers understand that this victory over Satan actually took place. We will also see that those who identify with Jesus in this life begin to experience true, literal resurrection on the spiritual level, which guarantees resurrection on the physical level at the end of the age, which will be a consummate return from the exile of death and the effects of the old, sinful world.

~G.K. Beale~

A New Testament Biblical Theology (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker Academic; 2011) p. 248.

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