Monday, April 20, 2015


The Structure of the Resurrection Body

  •  Adaptation to the Sphere of Life is the Underlying Principle Here
1 Cor. 15:50 declares that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God." On the basis of this the following things can be affirmed.
 1. The resurrection body will not be one of flesh and blood. 1 Cor. 15:50. This is the sort of body that is adapted to the present life, but not the heavenly sphere. "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."
The Apostle Paul not only sees this inheritance of the Kingdom in future time but definitely excludes it from the present age by placing it after the resurrection and rapture of the Church because flesh and blood cannot inherit it.
Where I go flesh and blood cannot survive long enough. The flesh has desires it needs to be rid of, for they cause death and where I go is an eternal place. John 13:33
2. There are various types of bodies so far as structure is con­cerned. 1 Cor. 15:39 Not all flesh is the same flesh. Some body are adapted sea, air, ground, etc. "All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds."
One of the basic thrusts of theistic evolution, of course, is that all flesh is indeed "the same flesh," the human race being a mere twig on the branch of anthropoid mammals. Paul's statement is in obvious contradiction to this theory.
3. The resurrection body will be one that is made of flesh and bone. Luke 24:39. "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have."
my feet It seems the Lord Himself answers modern liberals who interpret the resurrection as spiritual, rather than physical. His spirit never died so could not be resurrected. He also refutes those who argue that the “appearances” to His disciples were “spiritual appearances,” or even hallucinations. Even they at first thought He was a spirit, but He then showed them the scars of the spikes that had pierced His hands and feet, and then even ate part of a fish and a honeycomb before them (Luke 24:37, 40, 42). They could no longer doubt the reality of His bodily resurrection, nor did they ever doubt it thereafter.
 flesh and bones It is significant that Christ did not use the more common phrase, “flesh and blood.” His blood had been shed on the cross, as the price of our redemption (1 Peter 1:18-19), and now “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 15:50).Life is in the blood, and He had a body full of life.

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