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Creation and the Resurrection


The universal reign of death in the world is explainable only in terms of the Creator's curse on man and his dominion because of his sin (Genesis 3:17-19). Since God the Creator was the one who imposed this universal law of death, it is only He who can supersede and change it.

The unique bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is clear proof that He is God, as well as man, because only God could conquer death. The great Creator became the Son of Man, that He might die for man's sin, but He also remained God and death could not hold Him!

His first great work, that of Creation, was finished from the foundation of the world (Genesis 2:1-3),(Hebrews 11:3). Creation was perfect and complete from the beginning, it needed no further assistance from an imaginary process of evolution to finish the job.

In the same way, His second work, that of Redemption was now also perfect and complete. After suffering hell itself, spiritual death on the cross, dying alone under all the weight of the sins of every man, He shouted in victory, "it is finished" (John 19:30). He dismissed His Spirit from His body, allowing it to be buried in certain testimony that His death was also physical death. When He returned to the body three days later, imparting to it a glorious, eternal, resurrection life, He demonstrated to all men of all the ages that He indeed was Creator, that the problem of sin had been solved, and that death had forever lost its sting (I Corinthians 15:54-57).

Until that day when He makes all things new (Revelation 21:5); His promise of forgiveness, salvation, resurrection and eternal life is available on an individual basis to every person who believes Him and accepts His Word. "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life" (Romans 5:10)(KJV).

"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God" (I John 5:12-13).