Who raised Jesus from the dead?
The topic of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is not only the historical foundation of the Christian faith, but the doctrinal demonstration of the Trinity in action apart from Creation itself. When the Bible describes God’s nature, we are told that there is one and only one God. Yet within this one God, there are three and only three unique centers of consciousness known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We recognize these persons within the one being that is God because they all share the traits and make the claims that are exclusive to God alone. The power to give life is within those prerogatives that are exclusive to God alone. Scripture tells us in Romans 6:4 that the glory of the Father raised Jesus from the dead. Yet on the same authority Jesus Himself said in John 10:17-18 that He had the power to lay down His life and take it up again. He even goes on to claim that He, God the Son, is the Resurrection and the Life in Revelation 1 and John 11. And yet the facts don’t end there. Romans 8:11 states that the Spirit also raised Jesus from the dead and now lives in those who believe His promises. This is important to understand because the Spirit is not the Son nor the Father. Likewise, the Son is not the Father or the Spirit. All members of the Godhead were involved in Jesus’ resurrection, and thus the Trinity in all its fullness was the one that made our salvation from sin possible.
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