Resurrected Bodies


Heather Goodman
April 30

What is your understanding of resurrection? AKA, do you believe that bodies will be physically reconstituted (like Jesus's) or that people are resurrected apart from their former earthly bodies in some other form?

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Adam Wells My understanding is blissfully incomplete.
Alexis Corinne zombies heart emoticon
Richard Gitschlag Beats heck outta me. The scriptures seem to indicate something physical, but also unlike what we now experience. Paul uses the image of a seed being planted, and also that we'll all be "changed", so I just guess we'll have to wait and see.
Jim Wehde It sure seems like the nature of this physical universe constitutes something central to who we are.
Mary Elizabeth I see thru a glass darkly
Larry Riedinger Where is it demonstrated, or asserted, that Jesus' body was "reconstituded?"

The texts mention that Jesus ate - to show (the disciples) he wasn't a ghost. They also imply he appeared/disappeared and/or could walk through walls.


Beyond that, who knows?
Jim Wehde Holes in hands and side, tho?
Heather Goodman Larry Riedinger yeah, Jesus wasn't "reconsituted" - I was thinking too fast as I wrote, what I meant was Jesus's physical body actually got up, which for the rest of His followers who have died over the past 2000 years to do the same would mean their bodies would have to be reconstituted.
Billie Ritter Ford I don't know, but I know "we shall be like him."
Joe Machuta But someone may ask, "How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?" What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn't grow into a plant unless it dies first. And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting. Then God gives it the new body He wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed. Similarly there are different kinds of flesh—one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies. The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory. It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies. 
(1Co 15:35-44)

This is the best I can do to answer...
Wayne ODonnell Jesus didn't receive a second body - the tomb was empty (except for cloth) - his same body was changed, glorified, made immortal and incorruptable. If we don't get our same body it's not resurrection, it's replacement. We only get one body and it's unique to each of us. My spirit is Wayne, my body is Wayne. If God doesn't glorify our same body, Satan wins that part of the battle with God. Physical things are not as important as spiritual things, but they are still important. Ressurection is why we don't have to be afraid to fight with wild beasts etc, any damage they do to our bodies is temporary and will be repaired 1Cor15:32. As for reconstitution, no problem for God. Job 19:25, For I know that my redeemer lives, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; 26 and though after my skin, WORMS DESTROY THIS BODY, yet IN MY FLESH shall I see God, 27 whom I shall see for myself, and MINE eyes shall behold, and not another, though my REINS BE CONSUMED within me. Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live; together with MY DEAD BODY shall they ARISE. Awake and sing, you that dwell in DUST; for your dew is as the dew of herbs, and the EARTH shall cast out the DEAD. Jesus didn't have to be 'reconstituted' because he didn't decay but his resurrection is still the hope of all who decay (or get digested by fish, etc. etc). Ps 16, My heart is glad and my spirit rejoices; my FLESH also shall REST in HOPE. 10 For You will not leave my soul in hell; neither will You allow Your holy one (Messiah) to see CORRUPTION. Physical things can be spiritual when their source is of God. The manna was called 'spiritual food' 1Cor10:3, yet they beat it with mortars and pestals Num11:8 and it bred worms if left overnight Ex16:20. Spiritual doesn't mean spirit: Jesus said, Lu24:39, Handle me, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Larry Riedinger Heather, I have about as much trouble with his "physical body actually got up ...."

That is an assumption about the event, and not a given.


And, YES, I have a picky eye about what words are used - and not used - in philosophical discussions!

Years ago I learned, the hard way sometimes, that getting the words clear went a long way in solving puzzles.

Hope that helps!
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Larry Riedinger I just saw a mentalfloss article that is - somewhat - pertinent. A French company is offering to turn ashes of loved ones into perfume....

I guess that'll fix everything!

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Billie Ritter Ford Resurrection means that something of his physical body (which also contained his spiritual self) was dead became alive again. Interesting (and far out there) idea: do we have a spiritual body just like we have a physical body? Maybe that's why amputees often experience that 'phantom' sensation? Their physical body might be damaged, but not the spiritual one.
Annette Land Great question...
I guessed a spiritual form like angelic as a child...
But today... ???

There are just some things I liked to be surprised by... 
I'm leaning towards pan-millennia (it'll all pan out it the end)
God is God x
Brad Nelson For in this we groan earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. The word house here is "Oiketerion" 
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be whe
re I am.
So I think the place He is preparing for us may well be our new bodies. Formed by his very hands with heavenly materials this time not with earth as before. So them being changed in the twinkling of an eye is moving from one body to another one.
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Brad Nelson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oiketerion
Oiketerion (οἰκητήριον) is a Greek word meaning "habitation".[1][2][3] It is used in two places in the Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:2[3] and Jude 1:6[3]
EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG
Jennifer Boothby Maybe Enoch and Elijah can answer this question...
Rebecca Price New body. It will be in a different place than how we live now. Our spirit man will be on the outside. Like Jesus.
Alan Rees I will be 33 again! Wooppee!
Simon Kim Re-joined with our bodies in some form, God has the exact answer, only thing we need to worry about is follow Jesus in this lifetime.
Michael Vizcarrondo We will be fully glorified at the 2nd coming of Christ when our spirit and body will be made one before the glory of God
Rebecca Price We dont have to wait to the second coming to be fully glorified. Moses and Elijah are coming first. Even Jesus got glorified before He died. How is that possible wink emoticon!!! But He did!
Michael Vizcarrondo When we are saved we are then under Christ's declaration of our righteousness. God adopts us as his children. He walks with us through a process of sanctification. Our inherited sin from Adam effects us to the point of death but Christ's effects us to the point of eternal life. Therefore in his second coming out flesh will be made perfect and one with our spirit. Fully glorified as in the day when Adam was first created.