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Wasn't Jesus' flesh heavenly?

Submitted: 10/31/2010
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Question: Let me show you why 1 Cor 15:35-57 speaks about the resurrection of the dead, and not the resurrection of Christ. Firstly, Jesus is very much alive at the time Paul writes this, so chronologically these lines cannot refer to Him. Furthermore, it speaks about bodies that are sown in corruption and in dishonour. Now can you give me one verse in the whole Bible that claims Jesus body was sown in corruption and dishonour? Read what John has to say about His flesh: 'and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father'. Is that speaking about a body sown in corruption? Honestly. Furthermore, v49 says: 'as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly' Did Jesus have two images? One earthly, one heavenly? I dont think so. The heavenly image we put on. Jesus is called the image (singular) of the living God. God does not change. Next, in v51 Paul writes: 'Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed'. WE, he says, WE shall be changed. Who? You, me, everyone baptized in Jesus Name for the remission of sins. Why? because our 'DNA' will change from corruption to incorruption, from Adamic to Christ. Jesus bless. Br Johannes.

Answer: Throughout the Gospels, Jesus refers to Himself as the Ben Adam, the Son of Man. According to your theory, He only appeared to be the Son of Adam, but in reality was not, since His humanity was not in the direct lineage of Adam and was not, for that matter, connected in any direct way to the human race. This makes Jesus a deceiver, which I cannot accept.

Moreover, there is no reason why a human being who was begotten (brought forth in and from the womb) by God the Father and who was full of glory could not also be subject to corruption. This only means that after His death His body would be subject to decomposition like averyone else. As I have said, it was the miracle of the resurrection that kept if from decaying, not some inherent heavenly composition.