Quotes on Christ’s Resurrection (13)

“The parallelism between Christ and the believer is not simply one of similarity. It is that, but more than that. The resurrection of the believer is regarded primarily as the effect of the resurrection of Christ, yet not effect in the sense of some new and subsequent event, but effect as something that is already involved in the resurrection of Christ. Our resurrection has already taken place and is already fully tied up with the resurrection of Christ, and therefore proceeds from it more by way of manifestation of what has already taken place, than as new effect resulting from it.”

Thomas F. Torrance, Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ, ed. by Robert T. Walker (IVP Academic, 2009), 208, italics his.

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