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In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul discusses the great differences between our earthly bodies and our resurrected bodies (see 1 Corinthians 15:35-54). Contrasting our earthly bodies...
I would like to give some inputs on this vital point. It is impossible to fully comprehend how we look like in eternity. But one thing for sure, neither our first parents Adam and Eve nor we, will receive brand new bodies. Let us consider the resurrected body of our savior Jesus Christ. As there is one-to- one correspondence between the body of Christ died and the body of Christ after the resurrection, our resurrection bodies will also be numerically identical to the bodies we now possess. In other words, we will not receive any brand new bodies totally transformed. There will be a continuity between our earthly bodies and our heavenly bodies. Apostle Paul provided us a seed analogy (1Cor. 15:35-38). As a seed is transformed into the body it will become, so too our mortal bodies will be transformed into the immortal bodies they will be. The blueprints for our glorified bodies are in the bodies we now possess (2 Cor. 5:1). Apostle Paul spoke of a ' spiritual body ' (1Cor. 15:44). Our bodies in eternity will be supernatural, Spirit - dominated and sin- free supernatural. Although we continue to struggle against sinful proclivities in the present, we eagerly await a metamorphosis that will transform our natural bodies into bodies that is immortal, imperishable and incorruptible (Phil. 3:20-21).
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