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Sunday, April 01, 2018

The Resurrection and Creation

The time of the year commonly called Easter, Resurrection Sunday, and others is obviously vitally important to Bible-believing Christians. Although we proclaim the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ throughout the year, on this day we have a more intensive celebration, often paying attention to Passover and other events of the time.

Celebrating the bodily Resurrection of Jesus from the dead is also celebrating creation
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
Because everyone has sinned (Romans 3:23), God the Son took on human form (Philippians 2:7), died on the cross and rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) out of love for us (Romans 5:8). We can have salvation (Romans 6:23). It is by faith alone, and not by anything we can do ourselves (Ephesians 2:8-9). Study on it: our Creator (John 1:1, Colossians 1:16) suffered, died, and arose for us. There is evidence for creation and for the Resurrection, which help strengthen our faith. In this way, celebrating the Resurrection is also celebrating creation!
We rightly acknowledge God as Creator of all, but it behooves us to remember that while all three persons of the Godhead were involved, it was Jesus Christ, God's "dear Son: In whom we have redemption through His blood" (Colossians 1:13-14) actually doing the work, for "all things were created by Him, and for Him" (Col. 1:16).
On the cross, Jesus Christ willingly dismissed His spirit once His work was "finished" (John 19:30). Furthermore, after three days in the grave, He chose to take His life back again. As He told His disciples, "I have power to lay [my life] down, and I have power to take it again" (John 10:18)—an empty claim from the lips of any but the Creator. As the Creator and giver of life, He has the authority to do as He chooses.
To read the rest, click on "Do the Doctrines of Creation and Resurrection Reinforce Each Other?" Have a blessed Easter!