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earthly signs and other supernatural works are part of what the church appeals to in its witness to the reality of the resurrection of jesus christ. revelation is always connected with the ressurection of jesus, because this is the final proof that the one who is the subject of faith is risen from the dead. “and many other signs will i show to you, for a gift of the holy spirit has been poured out on all those who obey him.”
the church proclaims jesus christ, the crucified and risen one. as he was raised from the dead so is the christian faith rooted in him, because he is the resurrection and the life. by the authority of his resurrection, he orders us to live in this new life in which we are raised to share in his resurrection, and to suffer as he suffered in order to experience his glory, in order to have faith, and love, hope and charity in our hearts: the church, says st. thomas, thus purifies and completes our life.
this is the coming of the holy spirit, who is the pledge and the power of our resurrection. the spirit is our victory over all the forces of evil. but the spirit also bears witness to jesus and makes man a temple of the holy spirit.
there is no point, therefore, in presenting a list of the special theological problems faced by the church with regard to the evidence of the resurrection, just as there is no point in listing the different references to the resurrection in holy scripture. scripture is full of resurrection. the church, which is the “prayer of all the saints”, has experienced the resurrection of christ. the various forms which it has taken are so many ways of receiving the light of the resurrection in its own life.
jesus is our mediator with god the father, for the forgiveness of sins. he is the savior for us, that we might become children of god in grace. he is the light of the world, the only one who has seen the father; john 9:35: “your eyes have seen my salvation.” he is the one who brought salvation through his blood, which cleansed us from all sin. he is the redeemer and high priest. he is the reconciler of the world. jesus is he who is superior to all the angels and can say to them with a loud voice: “am i not your god? matthew 7:21in him we have redemption, through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” he is the one who saved us from the powers of the darkness, the day, and the night.
the human person is not simply a biological being: it is a union of nature and grace, of body and soul, of earthly life and heavenly life. god makes us in his image so that we may reflect his own nature and in him share his own life. as such we are called to imitate the father (1 john 2:6). yet god desires us to be like him so that we may make the best of ourselves (cf. 2 corinthians 3:6,9). in this way, those who imitate the father with a pure heart, intent on doing what is right, are saved (cf. ephesians 5:3,4).
scripture teaches that god has given us this one earth to cultivate, to feed, and to subdue. but we also have received from god our life, our being, and all that is godly: the holy spirit dwells in us, the love of god pleads with us and inspires us to make the best of ourselves and of our present life.