The False Teaching
The Bible tells us that when Jesus returns to earth,
he will physically raise all those who have died, giving them back the
bodies they lost at death.
These will be the same bodies people had in earthly
life—but our resurrection bodies will not die and, for the
will be transformed into a glorified state, freed from suffering and
and enabled to do many of the amazing things Jesus could do with his
The New Testament also teaches the physical resurrection of the body in
several passages (John 5:28 f.; Rom. 8: 11;1 C or. 15: 51-54). Finally,
the New Testament affirms that the physical bodies of the departed
faithful will be glorified. (1 Cor. 15: 51-54; Phil. 3: 20-21)
The Son of God in his
incarnation, death and resurrection took upon himself all that we are
in order to redeem us. This
means, on the other hand, that salvation includes the resurrection of
the body. The Christian hope is not that of an ethereal, disembodied
existence, but the eternal life of the resurrected and transformed body
For an Orthodox, the resurrection of the body takes place at the Second
Coming of Christ. Death occurs when the soul separates from the body,
but at resurrection, the soul will be reunited with the body. This
resurrection of the body will involve its restoration from decay of any
kind, meaning that if the body has been eaten by worms, burnt, etc., it
will nonetheless be made whole again.
|Exposing the Error
lifeless human body is a mass of molecules destined to return to dust,
air, and/or sea from whence it came. Then it may enter
body -- a fact that faith or dogma cannot alter. It is 60%
water, H2O! The carbon in
your body and your dog's, exhaled as CO2
or passing in excrement or otherwise, may yet cycle through countless
bodies in the course of time. Thus we exposes the rotten
roots of Christianity. Even if it were possible that no
atom in your body had ever been part of another body, to what
purpose is such a resurrection? All atoms of the same element and all
molecules of the same compound are identical. Why gather the
exact same dispersed water molecules from throughout nature to restore
the identical body, when every single one is exactly the same as the
other? Further, to restore the same physical body, every atom
molecule needs to be joined to every other in exactly the same
A miracle, is it? No! This, not even a miracle can
for miracles do not alter facts. The miracles of healing that
Lord performed, for example, do not involve the alteration of facts.
They restore health to an ailing body.
momentarily suspend the laws of nature. Here, we have to deal with a
violation of facts, which if possible means that they were not facts.
No miracle can alter, for example, the fact that
1 + 1 = 2, or again, that you were born on a certain date in time.
The Lord did not restore Nicodemus to his mother's
womb to be born again. Lazarus came forth from the
tomb with the same body as in he went!
|Declaring the Truth
Jn.5:28-29 Be not
marveling at this, that [the] hour comes in which all those in the
graves will hear his voice, and
those having done good will come out to [the] resurrection of zoe-life,
[but] those having done [as a practice] worthwhile [things] will come
out to [the] resurrection of judgment.
Jn.11:21-26 : Jesus says to her: Your
brother will be resurrected. Martha says to him: I know that
he will be resurrected in the resurrection in the last day.
Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the zoe-life
. The [one] believing in me even if he die he will zoe-live,
and everyone zoe-living and believing in me will not die to eternity.
Lk.20:34-36 And Jesus said to
them: The sons of this age marry and are given in
marriage, but those considered worthy to attain that age and
the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage.
For neither are they still able to die, for they are like angels,
and they are sons of God being sons of the resurrection, . . ..
For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful
generation, the son of man will also be ashamed of him, when he come in
the glory of
his father with the holy angels.
are supernatural beings, called holy
angels by Jesus our Lord
-- the same adjective that describes the holy
By listening to Jesus we learn that our physical body does not partake
of the resurrection! Whence came this egregious error?
It is readily charged
to the ancient Church.