And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.
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Jesus, who has rescued us from the approaching wrath
Through the work on the Cross He became the Savior of His people. Therefore, baptism sets us free from sin, for future liberation, and from eternal punishment.
Here also he introduced an exhortation, which is the part of one who would make his discourse less offensive. And to wait, he says, for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivers us from the wrath to come. And to wait, he says, for His Son from heaven; Him that was crucified, Him that was buried; to wait for Him from heaven. And how from heaven? Whom He raised from the dead. You see all things at the same time; both the Resurrection, and the Ascension, and the second Coming, the Judgment, the retribution of the just, the punishment of the wicked. Jesus, he says, which delivers us from the wrath to come. This is at once comfort, and exhortation, and encouragement. For if He raised Him from the dead, and He is in heaven, and thence will come, (and you believed in Him; for if you had not believed in Him, you would not have suffered so much), this of itself is sufficient comfort. These shall suffer punishment, which he says in his second epistle, and you ...
whom he raised up from the dead
The Divine power is the same thing as the operation of the Father and the Son; accordingly these two things are mutually consequent, that Christ was raised up by the Divine power of the Father, and by His own power.