Jesus Taught the Resurrection of the Body
Jesus taught as one of His cardinal truths the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead. One direct affirmation is:
Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice, and will travel out; those who have practiced good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
At Capernaum, Christ repeatedly stated That the righteous would be raised at the end of time:
"But this is the will of my Father who sent me, that of all that he has given me, I should not lose any out of it, but should raise it up in the last day. But this is the will of him who sent me, that everyone who views the Son and believes in him, may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up in the last day."
"No one is able to come to me, if the Father who sent me does not attract him and I will raise him up in the last day."
"He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life and I will raise him up in the last day."
At the home of Martha and Mary in Bethany, Jesus said to Martha,
"Jesus says to her, your brother will rise up again."
Martha then expressed a common belief when she said of her dead brother:
"I know that he will rise up in the resurrection at the last day."
Then Christ informed her,
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, even if he dies, he will live; and everyone who lives and believes in me may never die– forever. Do you believe this?"
In effect, Jesus said to Martha,
"The power that shall raise all the dead at the last day is present and can raise your brother now as well as then: I am the source of the resurrection and life."… Then following this statement, Jesus went with Martha and Mary to the tomb of Lazarus and called him forth from the dead.
God is good.
Love you all,