But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. — Romans 8:11.
The above scripture is often presented with the thought that it was “the Spirit” here who raised Jesus from the dead. Usually, this scripture is presented with the thought that it was the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit — all three — that raised Jesus from the dead.
Actually, many misread this verse as though it says that God’s spirit raised up Jesus from the dead; although we are sure that the only true God (John 17:1,3) did indeed use his Holy Spirit in raising Jesus up from the dead, that is not what is said in this scripture. “Him who raised up Jesus” refers to the God and Father of Jesus, not back to “Spirit”. “Spirit” is depicted as belonging to the One who raised Jesus up from the dead. The Bible plainly tells us that it was the God and Father of Jesus, the only true God [Supreme Being] (John 17:1,3) that raised Jesus from the dead. — Acts 2:24,32,26; 3:15; 4:10; 10:40; 13:30,33,37; 17:31; Romans 4:24; 10:9; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 15:15; Galatians 1:1; Colossians 2:11,12; 1 Thessalonians 1:9,10; 1 Peter 1:21; 3:18.
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