Definitely. The cross without the resurrection doesn't purchase anything. We are to be a resurrection people—set free from bondage to sin and death. Free to serve in the newness of the Spirit.
Friday, May 25, 2012
“For Paul the death of Christ by itself would not have had saving efficacy. There had to be the evidence God accepted the death of his Son as an efficacious offering, and the resurrection is understood as the act of acceptance.”—New Testament Theology, page 278