(O)ur Saviour brought the resurrection to light in the most excellent manner, for He explicitly and frequently declared it. “Marvel not,” said He, “at what I have said unto you. Behold the hour cometh when they that are in their graves shall hear the voice of God.” “The hour is coming when he will call the dead to judgment, and they shall stand before His throne.” Indeed, throughout His preaching, there was one continued flow of firm belief, and a public and positive declaration of the resurrection of the dead.
Christ died not only to save my soul, but to save my body. It is said He “came to seek and to save that which was lost.” When Adam sinned he lost his body, and he lost his soul too; he was a lost man, lost altogether. And when Christ came to save His people, He came to save their bodies and their souls. “Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord.” Is this body for the Lord, and shall death devour it? Is this body for the Lord, and shall winds scatter its particles far away where they never shall discover their fellows? No! the body is for the Lord, and the Lord shall have it. “And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise us by His own power.”…”Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ.” Not merely is the soul a part of Christ-united to Christ, but the body is also…The golden chain which binds Christ to His people goes round the body and soul too. Did not the apostle say “they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery; but I speak concerning Christ and the Church?”-Ephesians v. 31, 32. “They are one flesh;” and Christ’s people are not only one with Him in spirit, but they are “one flesh” too. The flesh of man is united with the flesh of the God-man; and our bodies are members of Jesus Christ. ~ C.H. Spurgeon