Both Jehovah and Christ are said to have the power to give life. Hannah in her “Magnificat” says: “Jehovah is the one who causes to die and the one who makes alive” (1 Sam. 2:6). Eleven times in Psalm 119 alone Jehovah is credited with the power to make alive. In John 5:21 Christ claims to have this power in equal measure with the Father: “For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom He will.” In First Corinthians 15:45, Paul quotes Genesis 2:7, “The first man Adam became a living being,” and adds, “the last Adam a life-giving spirit.” And, perhaps the best-known and most often quoted passage of all, the words of Jesus to Martha: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).

Creator And The Act Of Creation

The Bible opens with the statement: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” that is, all things.

In Isaiah 40:28, “Jehovah is the eternal God, the creator of the ends of the earth.” Jeremiah calls him “The former [or creator] of all things” (Jer. 10:16). Paul speaks of Christ in similar terms. “For by [or in] him were all things created in the heavens, and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things have been created through him and for him” (Col. 1:16), and John 1:2, “He [the Logos] was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.”

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