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avery March 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

God allowed Lazarus to die. Jesus brought him back. Were Jesus and God disagreeing here? What did God think about this?

Jack March 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Thank you Avery for your comment/question. The Father and the Son of God, Jesus always agree for Jesus said that He came to do the will of the Father so there is no discrepancy. Here’s why:

Notice in the article that Jesus insisted that the stone be rolled away and when the stone was rolled away, Jesus lifted His eyes toward heaven and said “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me” (v 41-42). Here was a key saying by Jesus. This was done that they may believe that You (the Father) sent Me (Jesus). This may be the exact reason that Jesus waited for four days before coming to Lazarus.

Jesus wanted to give conclusive proof that He is the resurrection, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). That He is God and has the power of life and death. The Father wanted the disciples to know this and so God allowed Lazarus to die for this very purpose…that they saw that Jesus has the power to resurrect as we will all be raised to eternal life. Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life. That is what I think about it. I hope this makes sense. If not, please let me know and thank you for your question.

A Yarnold February 12, 2017 at 3:32 pm

The sermon at church today was Jesus raising Lazarus but I wanted to know what happened to Lazarus afterwards and found your page http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-happened-to-lazarus-after-jesus-resurrected-him/ I then read
http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/jesus-raises-lazarus-bible-story-summary/

“some to eternal life and some to eternal judgement (Dan 12:22)”

This should read Dan 12:2 not Dan 12:22.

God bless you brother.

Jack Wellman February 12, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Thank you my friend. We don’t know what happened to Lazarus because the Bible doesn’t tell us so we can’t really know. I believe he visited Paradise, where the thief on the cross would eventually go, and that is also probably in Abraham’s presence, as also would have been there David, Moses, and others. But we must be silent where the Bible is silent. And, thank you. And, yes, you were right so we corrected the verse to Dan 12:2. Sorry about that.

Bob March 30, 2019 at 7:55 am

You mentioned Stephen’s comment “Let us go that we may die with him” as allegiance to Lazarus. I took it to mean they would go to Bethany to possibly die with Jesus. When Jesus first mentioned going, the scripture states that they questioned him about that because the people had sought to stone him just a few days earlier.





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