Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For just as the Father awakens the dead and gives them life, so the Son also gives life to whom He wills.
"Leave the dead," Jesus rejoined, "to bury their own dead; but you must go and announce far and wide the coming of the Kingdom of God."
for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.
Well, then, we by our baptism were buried with Him in death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from among the dead by the Father's glorious power, we also should live an entirely new life.
To you Gentiles also, who were dead through your offences and sins,
For this reason it is said, "Rise, sleeper; rise from among the dead, and Christ will shed light upon you."
And to you--dead as you once were in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your natural state--He has nevertheless given Life with Himself, having forgiven us all our transgressions.
"To the minister of the Church at Sardis write as follows: "'This is what He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars says. I know your doings--you are supposed to be alive, but in reality you are dead.