Resurrection takes many forms. Religiously speaking, we associate resurrection with the bodily raising of Jesus or others and with the general resurrection of the dead on the last day. Through the Apostle’s Creed and other affirmations of faith from the most ancient to the most modern, the Church affirms that we believe in and anticipate the resurrection of the body.
Our religious views of resurrection point us to continuing regeneration in every aspect of our lives. New beginnings emerge from every ending. The affirmation of resurrection becomes an affirmation of life itself and the power of life over death in every circumstance. We can only “die daily,” as Paul declared (1 Corinthians 14:31 KJV) if we also are resurrected daily. The Bible uses physical resurrection as a metaphor for spiritual renewal.