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THE LIFE

BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Thy dead men shall live, together with My dead
Body shall they arise'-Is. xxvi 19

BY THE

REV. R. M. BENSON, M.A.

STUDENT OF CHRIST CHURCH AND SUPERIOR OF THE SOCIETY

OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, COWLEY

LONDON
J. T. HAYES, 17 HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN

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PREFACE.

The resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is a truth of the utmost importance for us to dwell upon.

It is not merely one of a great series of truths which claim our attention by their own dignity. It is the foundation of all the practical teaching of the Christian Church, for everything that we have to do must be done in the power of Christ's resurrection. This is an equivalent phrase to the power of the Holy Ghost, for the Holy Ghost by whom Christ was raised operates upon us through His risen Body. Itself implies the Incarnation and the redemption on Calvary, but they would be inefficacious without this further development of the human nature of Christ. The grain of corn would remain alone if it had not died. Yea, rather if it had not risen again. The communication of the Divine life for our sanctification until we be glorified according to God's will is the result of the elevation of Christ personally in a Body of glory to

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