How can the "dead" hear anything? (John 5:25)


John 5:19 - 29

ESV - 19 So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I understand the point being made by the question, but I would say that it would be in the same way (later in John's gospel) that Lazarus heard the voice of Jesus when He said, "Lazarus, come forth!" (John 11:43).

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Every time Christ raised somebody from the dead, He spoke the Word (Luke 7:12-15 

"...there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother."

Luke 8:52-56 

"... all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. 53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 54 And He put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. 55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. 56 And her parents were astonished: but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done."

John 11:41-44 

43 "And when he (Jesus) thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth.' 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, 'Loose him, and let him go'.").

His Word is “living and powerful” (Heb. 4:12) and can raise sinners from spiritual death. -- WW 

My proof for this is found in Ephesians 2:1-5 --

2:1 ”You were once dead because of your failures and sins. 5 We were dead because of our failures, but he made us alive together with Christ. (It is God's kindness that saved you.)”

Let us face it folks, His voice raises the dead (John 5:25, 28;; John 11:43), whether dead spiritually or dead physically. 

The phrase “shall live” in John 5:25 is used in the sense of John 5:24. Jesus imparts eternal life (Jn 5:21, 24, 26). And in the future, He will raise the dead (Jn 5:25, 28-29), some to everlasting joy (Jn 5:25, 28-29a) and some to everlasting punishment (Jn 5:29b)

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