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We are now flesh -vile corruptible flesh subject to
rotting and decay. But at Christ's coming, when we shall
be born of God, this vile body shall be changed, and made
exactly like Jesus in His glorified body!
Yes, I know this is probably too wonderful for you
to grasp!
But scripture after scripture piles up on us, confirm–
ing this tremendous truth!
Look at the very resurrection chapter, I Corinthians
15.
The Bible, which is God's message and instruction
to mankind, nowhere teaches any such thing as the pagan
doctrine of an "immortal soul" going to heaven at death.
It
teaches that the soul is mortal and shall die (Ezek.
18,4, 20).
But it does teach the resurrection of the dead.
Now, when? At Christ's second coming!
"For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all
be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ
the firstfruits [that was more than 1900 years ago];
afterward they that are Christ's
at his coming"
(I Cor.
15:22-23).
That is
WHEN -
at Christ's
COMING!
And notice,
Christ is the "firstfruits" -
the first
of those who have
been human to be
BORN OF
Goo by a resurrection from
the dead! The true resurrection from the dead!
What Kind of Body?
Now how? What kind of body? That question is
asked in verse 35. Notice Gon's answer:
.. That which thou sowest" - bury in the ground
- "thou sowest not that body that shall be" (verse 37).
The
IMMORTAL
body that comes up in the resurrection
will not be this vile, rotting body of material flesh - but
a different body. Continue: "But God giveth it a body
as it hath pleased him.... So also is the resurrection of
the dead.
It
is sown in corruption;
it
is raised in
incorruption....
It
is sown a natural body" - that is,
of
NATURE- MATERIAL FLESH-
"it is raised a
SPIRITUAL
BOnY" -
composed of
SPIRIT!
"And as we have borne