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Will we have actual organs after the resurrection?

Submitted: 12/7/2005
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Question: I believe the source of the selfish dogma opposing organ donation is that our same body is the one resurrected in the future. However, this contradicts what Christ said in Luke 20:27-36, Mark 12:24,25, Matt 22:30. Either 1) angels have organs, flesh, and blood like us, or 2) angels do not, and in the resurrection, neither do we. If its condition 1, its more conceivable that angels could 'mate' with humans. But if its condition 2, then the martyrs of old who were beheaded, burned at the stake, quartered, or fed to the hogs are in trouble at the resurrection - - for their body was already destroyed in this life. Thoughts?

Answer: The Scriptures you have referenced tell us nothing about whether human beings will have actual body organs following the resurrection. They describe us as being like the angels only with regard to not marrying. We presume that humans will no longer marry each other because we will all be eternally married to Jesus.

At the time of the resurrection, most human bodies will be totally decomposed. But we do not believe that this will be a problem for the omnipotent God. We believe the dead will be raised and those who are alive and remain will be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air.

We fail to see how the nature of our resurrected bodies has any bearing on the question of organ donations.