Christ’s Resurrection Body is the Pattern for Ours

“Christ’s resurrection is not only the meritorious and efficient cause, but it is also the exemplary cause or pattern of our resurrection. ‘He being the first and best, is therefore the pattern and measure of all the rest.’ So you read, Phil. 3: 21. ‘Who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body.'” -John Flavel, The Fountain of Life Opened

 

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Christ Rose as a Public Person

“Christ rose as a public or common person. “As the first fruits of them that slept,” 1 Cor. 15: 20. I desire this may be well understood; for upon this account it is that our resurrection is secured to us by the resurrection of Christ; and not a resurrection only, but a blessed and happy one, for the first-fruits both assured and sanctified the whole crop or harvest.” -John Flavel, The Fountain of Life Opened