Moving Mountains
 
People ask what our bodies will be like when Christ resurrects us.  St. Paul approached this question in his first letter to the Corinthians, and I literally laughed when I first read it.  First Corinthians 15 starting at verse 35, he writes, "But someone will ask, 'How are the dead raised?  With what kind of body do they come?' "  Now here's where I laugh, in which he writes, "You foolish person!"  Ha!  Definitely an "lol" situation.  Sorry, I just find that hilarious.  Anyway, continuing on in verse 36, "What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.  And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.  But God gives it a body as He has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body."

Obviously he's being metaphorical, but illustrating for us a reality of the resurrection.  When Christ resurrects us, we literally receive new bodies.  We won't have the bodies we have now.  Paul borrowed this metaphor from Jesus in John 12:24, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit."  Botanically, the embryo in the seed of wheat is not dead and does not die before it germinates and grows into a mature plant.  So even if the wheat itself dies, you can still utilise one of its seeds to plant and let it grow into something new.

This life is a prelude into a greater life.  The Christian dies in this life, is planted into the ground, and at the resurrection rises as someone completely different with a literally new God-given body.
 


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10/31/2016 5:14am

New bodies of the individualist he objectivity of the new body is suggested and timely provoked. The suggested dynamics of the new bodies are here for discussion and for all rightness.

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08/07/2017 10:08am

There is a saying that goes that our body is our temple. It means that it is one of our most prized possession so we must do everything to take care of it. But if you come to think of it, nowadays, people tend to forget that taking care of their body is important. They have forgotten the very essence of why God gave us our own bodies. More people are destroying their bodies by eating too much unhealthy food and drinking beverages that has high sugar content. As human beings, it is our duty to make sure that the body we have is well taken care of because this is not ours to destroy. God only lent us our bodies, but when we die, we will return our bodies to God so we must do everything in our power to be healthy.

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02/25/2017 10:22pm

I find that hilarious, too! Haha. I have already read that verse. Many people are just pedantic. Yes, Jesus have the power to resurrect dead people. He would give them a much better life in His Kingdom. Eventually, we would experience this, too. Anyway, thank you for sharing this. I hope you'll write soon!

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This life is the only one. No preludes! There will be no other life!

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