Catechism Question 18February 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm | Posted in Children's Bible Catechism | 8 Comments
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Question 18: What happened to Jesus after He died?
Answer: He was buried and then rose again on the third day.
Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
A child who is familiar with CPR or some kind of medical resuscitation, or who perhaps has heard of someone in a coma making a recovery, may question the validity of Jesus’s death. In other words, “Did He really die?”
A child might also ask, “How did He come back to life?” The simplest answer to this is that God the Father raised up Christ (God the Son) by His power, but this is probably a good place to explain that Jesus died only as touching His humanity. He did not die as touching His Deity, for this would be an impossibility, because God has the immutable power of self-existence, and is eternal.
Other verses to consider:
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
I Corinthians 15:4
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.