Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Question About the Resurrection

Dear Chet,

My question about the resurrection of those that are deceased is this; how can the bodies of the dead be resurrected if the body was totally destroyed in war or even cremation?

Very good question! I will answer that question and will also answer why we will need a resurrected body.

Whether the body is buried and in a coffin or ashes scattered to the winds the body will still be resurrected from the dust of the earth in the same way that Adam was created from the dust of the earth. God will recreate our bodies from the dust of the earth and each one of us will look just exactly as we did prior to death. God will recreate our bodies and transport our bodies to heaven to reunite our spirits with our new and glorified body.

What a wonderful time we will have in heaven in our new and glorified because we will all recognize each other and we will be given all knowledge allowing us to know those we have never met before. We will instantly recognize all our family members and the all the saints from times past. We will be given all knowledge and we will know all the answers to all the questions that we did not know or understand while here on earth.

Well, if our spirits are already in heaven they why do we need a resurrected body in heaven? The reason we will the physical body is because we will be going back to earth and one must have an earthly body to live and function on the earth as it was before our death. If we are going to spend our eternity in heaven why would be need to go back to earth? That’s because at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ those that have been resurrected will come back to earth to live and reign with Him for 1000-years. With our glorified bodies we are both a heavenly being and an earthly being and we will be able to travel back and forth between the two.

Another reason for the need of the glorified body is because after the 1000-years are finished God will bring heaven down to earth.

Now I’m sure some of you may have never heard some of this teaching before and may have questions as to where these things are found in the Bible. Please read my previous articles on the 1000-year reign of Christ for scripture references.

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