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Featured For Christians ... a question I've had for a long time

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Vinayaka, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    In my case I believe you get your old body back but you have a different kind of blood that keeps you healthy.

    The Raelians believe you get cloned at the age of 15.
     
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    If someone is loading a wall safe into the wall of a 22 story building, and it falls on the head of a Christian, and flattens the Christian (lets call him shorty), he will not exist in heaven as shorty. It would be hell to retain the same form.

    I think that the person could choose his own appearance. Lets hope that others could not choose it for us.

    I wonder if others could choose? Lets say that the mother of a three year old dies, then 60 years later the three year old is 63 and dies. When they meet up in heaven, the mother wants to hug her little baby. She might find it strange to hug a 63 year old.

    Your question is about those who believe we get physical bodies in heaven, but what if we don't? What if we shun all that is physical. Angels, can't stand thoughts of pee, poop, and sex, since they don't have bodies, and consider that beneath them. They think about spiritual matters (the things that really count). They don't bury themselves in tombs of ancient religion, they live their religion as kind and peaceful beings, and expect no less from us. It is actually painful for angels to talk to humans (which is why they generally don't).
     
  3. KenS

    KenS Face to face with my Father
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    I just call Him Father. But, as I have said in the past, "In the Christian perspective"
     
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    When the Lord resurrected He retained the marks of His Atoning Sacrifice in His hands, feet and side, yet otherwise appeared perfect.
    This may be something that He did so that we could see that the Atonement actually happened as the scriptures so state or this may be His permanent resurrected appearance.
    When you and I are resurrected we will have the eternal elements that once composed our bodies returned to us and they will once again be inhabited by our immortal spirits.
    Our bodies, however, will be slightly different.
    As our spirits are perfect, so shall our bodies be perfect, they shall be an exact match. And will retain the physical capacities we gained in mortality and they will be enhanced greatly.
    Our bodies will be immortal and never again subject to any of our current vicissitudes of corruption or decay.
    We won't even have to eat or drink, but we likely will.
     
  5. KenS

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    That is why I believe it is still a natural body.

    He will be the only one that has the scars of life on earth in as much as His body wasn't created from the earth. It was created by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.
     
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    I do not think most Christians have the answer.
    It should be noted that Jesus got the body He died in with the hole in His side and the nail prints in His hands.
    Now in the New Heaven and Earth the leaves of the tree of life are for the healing of the nations, Revelation 22:2, ". . . the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." And those nations are only all the resurrected saved, Revelation 21:27. So why heal immortal resurrected peoples bodies? Jesus' wounds come to mind. But then those might not change, Hebrews 13:8.
    So I am of the point of view that any issues with our resurrected bodies (Revelation 20:4, such as the beheaded) will be fixed by the leaves of the tree of life.
     
  7. Dave Watchman

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    Well since you've had the question for a long time,

    I pick this post as the winner of the internet:

    And this one too:

    We're going to be like that character Q from Star Trek, or like Superman when he orbited around the earth so fast and went back in time to save Lois Lane.

    I might go back to get my cat instead.

    We are going to be able to be both physical, and then change into a form that can shoot through the sky.

    Like Gabriel traveling in swift flight on his way to visit Daniel.

    And when he gets there, Daniel describes him as:

    "while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.​

    And like how when Jesus spent the 40 days here after His resurrection, He could eat, people could touch Him, He would seem to appear and not always be recognized. And then ascended into a cloud that took Him away.

    John said we do not yet know what we will be

    "Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.​

    And that's like the Script posted from Matthew, they will be like the angels in heaven

    And so putting together other examples, like when the demons were cast out in Matthew 8, they would find it preferable to be put into a herd of physical pigs, than to be sent out as disembodied spirits floating around.

    New Jerusalem is described as a physical place, streets of gold, gates of pearl and walls of precious stone.

    God made the physical universe so that He could interact with His creation.

    I think we'll have bodies better than superman.

    We can shine like white raiment, some like the stars of heaven, then re-materialize and sail a wooden boat, or pet a cat and ride a horse.

    "What no eye has seen, and no ear has heard, and has not entered into heart of man, what God has prepared for those who love Him."
    So it should be WAY better than what I can imagine here now.
     
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    I suspect......you get what you deserve

    which may be an argument for reincarnation ......in lesser forms
     
  9. Vinayaka

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    Certainly I've gotten a variety of answers here.
     
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    What evidence do you have for that ...
     
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    1 John 3:2, ". . . when he shall appear, we shall be like him; . . ."
    Philippians 3:20-21, ". . . we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, . . ."
    Romans 8:23, ". . . waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body."
     
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    peoples coming out of the so-called pagan/Christion religions . to join in to the growth of the true Christion congregation
    peoples coming out of the so-called pagan/Christion religions . to join in to the growth of the true Christion congregation .
     
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    Without the effects of aging?
    So it's your body you had at birth?
    You're like a new-born baby?
     
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    So you're saying that a couple thousand years ago, there was no entropy? :-S

    How?
     
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    I'd like to thank everyone for your answers. This satisfied my curiousity.
     
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    God gives it a body just as it has pleased him, and gives to each of the seeds its own body.  Not all flesh is the same flesh, but there is one of mankind, there is another flesh of cattle, another flesh of birds, and another of fish.  And there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies; but the glory of the heavenly bodies is one sort, and that of the earthly bodies is a different sort. (1 Corinthians 15:38-40)

    According to scripture....
    It's a new body, but each person receives a body according to what God pleases God to give them. There are bodies of flesh, and there are bodies of spirit. It depend on where the body will dwell.
    Persons that live in heaven recieve a spirit body.
    Persons that live on earth receive a physical body.

    Will people live on earth after they have died?
    The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it. (Psalm 37:29)
    For only the upright will reside in the earth, And the blameless will remain in it. As for the wicked, they will be cut off from the earth, And the treacherous will be torn away from it. (Proverbs 2:21, 22)
    But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. (Psalm 37:11)
    Isaiah 45:18 The reason God made the earth was for it to be inhabited - not for a few years, or millennia, but forever. - Psalm 78:69 ; Psalm 104:5 ... with only righteous people.
    (Ephesians 1:10) . . .to gather all things together in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth. . . .

    God says he is making all things new (Revelation 21:5), and the former things will not come to mind (Isaiah 65:17). No one will say, "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24) There will be no lame person, no blind person, no deaf... (Isaiah 35:5, 6) and no one will die of old age (Isaiah 65:20). The cells will continue being renewed, as Job's was (Job 33:25 ; 2 Kings 5:14)... for ever.
     
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    I'm late, but glad to hear.
    Was it accurate though, or made sense? Just curious.
     
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    Yes, you are right. Physical bodies are immortal, and subject to decay... So is the earth - subject to deteriorating. Can God sustain or preserve, and renew both, thus preventing decay?
     
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    I have to assume it was accurate, although there some variety. What I learned was that there is variety on it, but generally the feeling is you get a healthy body with no pain. It made sense in the sense that I discovered what Christians believe on a topic. It clearly makes sense from that world view.

    Of course the topic itself makes no sense to me personally, as I'm not a Christian, and was just posing the question out of curiousity and nothing else. No hidden motives here.
     
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    Ha Ha. Funny guy, that fellow.
    Good point you made. When Lazarus was resurrected, he did not walk around with a decomposing body, which was in the tomb. So clearly he had a new body.
     
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