Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:10 am
edburley wrote:I too believe in the fact that we will receive "a glorified body" although that phrase is not found in scripture.
A couple of things - Jesus didn't rise in his glorified body. If he had, no one would have thought he was the gardener, and the two men on Emmaus wouldn't have been just so-so about him until afterward. His walking through walls occurred both before and after his resurrection, so it didn't require any different body after the resurrection. HOWEVER, in Revelation, when John sees Jesus, he looks a little different. THAT'S when he was in a "glorified state," if you ask me - iow, after the ascension.
Re: my view of the body. The cells in our body die and are replaced once every two years if you don't count the bones. With the bones it's every seven years. The dead cells leave us via fingernails, hair, toenails, flaky skin...These dead cells fall to the ground and return to dust. I believe, at death, our dead cells are left behind (that's the corpse we either bury or cremate). Our bodies are basically "a giant toenail." These dead cells are replaced with new cells, ones that are fit for the heavenly realm and they no longer will die.
I take this view because I am not a dualist who sees us as consisting of body and soul. I believe that our spirit and body make up our soul, and we don't leave this life without either. The change happens at death, not at some imaginary future resurrection. The resurrection that Jesus spoke of was what Ezekiel prophesied, the return of Israel to God (cf. chapter 37).
That's a fascinating perspective Ed.
I'm not sure how many bodies there are in your theology? For me, the simplest and most plain reading of scripture is that the Second Adam was given a new, incorruptible body on the morning of His resurrection. I see know reason why God should not close eyes and open eyes as to His identity nor any stipulation that this incorruptible baody has to be manifest in one particular form for the whole of eternity. If you can cite scriptures to support this belief, I'm very interested. Amongst other things, Jesus was the first-born. He has demonstrated how we also will shed this corruptable body and put on incorruption. He will return in precisely the same way He left.