Thank God that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead! We love a living Savior! He has defeated the power of Satan, sin and death!
In light of Easter, I was blessed last week in meditating on the resurrection, and wanted to pass along a thought to you. In meditating on the great, and central, truth of Christ's resurrection, have you ever thought about Which Person of the Trinity was responsible for exerting the power that raised Christ from the dead?
Before you simply to think, "The Trinity does everything in unison (which is a true statement), therefore there are no distinctions of responsibility within the Godhead (which is a false statement)," it is essential to our faith to know the responsibilities that each Person of the Trinity exercises with respect to our salvation.
For example, it would be wrong, and un-Christian, to say that God the Son (Jesus) sent God the Father to die for our sins on the cross. Biblically speaking, that simply is not the case. So, it is vitally important to understand the roles of each Person of the Trinity in order to remain orthodox.
So, which Person of the Trinity exerted the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead?
A) Was Christ raised from the dead by His own power?
B) Was Christ raised from the dead by the power of God the Father?
C) Was Christ raised from the dead by the power of God the Holy Spirit?
D) All of the above?
E) The Scripture does not tell us the answer, and we should not spend our energies trying to discern the matter.
In order to provoke others to meditate with you, please supply verse references with your response when possible. Come on, don't be shy.