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food, and was incorruptible. Jesus' resurrected body was designed for its eternal existence - it would not experience disease, hunger, pain, weakness, or aging. It was perfect - no sin-produced defects could be found in it. It was more of a spiritual body - more controlled by, and attuned with, His spirit.

The bodies of God's children in their resurrection will be patterned after Christ's glorious body.

    When discussing what Jesus' resurrected body was like and what His children's will be like, a ninth-grade Bible class asked several questions.

    "Our best guide for answering these questions is the Bible itself," their teacher responded. "It will prevent us from saying too little or too much on this subject."

    Together they read the following verses regarding resurrected, glorified bodies:

    Philippians 3.-20-21
    For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also 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, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.

    I Corinthians 15:42-49
    So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: it is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

    1 Corinthians 15:53-54
    For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

    "If glorified, resurrected bodies have no defects from sin - why do we read that Christ's body still had the holes from the nails and spear in it?" a student asked.

 

Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me have.

- Luke 24:39

Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not faithless, but believing.

- Luke 24:1

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

- John 20:27

 


If Jesus' resurrected body required no food, why did He eat in the presence of His disciples? (See Luke 24:36-43.)

Were the bodies of Lazarus, the widow's son, the Shunaniite's son, and others who were raised from the dead, glorified bodies? Why or why not?




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