The Beliefs of the Berean Christadelphians
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That on the third day, God raised him from the dead, and exalted him to the heavens as priestly mediator between God and man, in the process of gathering together from among them a people who should be saved by the belief and obedience to the Truth.
Jesus came back from his death. He was dead for three days. Now he lives in heaven with God, during the time that God is collecting other believers to rule in His coming Kingdom on earth. As you can imagine, that Kingdom will require a number of people to rule it, but not an infinite number. The larger number of people in that Kingdom will be still mortal regular people who will enjoy the benefits of the Kingdom, while still needing to turn to God and obey Him.
Pertinent Bible References
1co 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
act 10:40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
act 13:30-37 But God raised him from the dead: And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
act 2:24-27 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,