If this is true, the nail scars and the spear wound was not the only wounds that Jesus sustained, he also suffered lash wounds and thorn crown. But why does in this picture with Thomas Jesus show the nail scars and side wound alone? Is it because Thomas asked it so? Was Jesus resurrected along with the nail scars? Because that is how the film "Passion of the Christ" depicts, where only the nail scar on the right hand is shown. Concluding the question, Is he still with the wounds and scars? If Yes, is he only with the nail scars and side wound or is he with all other wound scars? Seems to be quite a foolish question to me, yet I need some clear picture in this issue. Please explain.
ESV - 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.
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Arun, That is an interesting question and I do not know the answer. We do know from the previous verses that Thomas was absent when Christ first appeared to them. This is why he stated in John 20:25 "...............Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe" The Lord Jesus met the challenge in John 20:27 as you noted. "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." We know Christ was in his glorified body and I would certainly imagine totally healed. The purpose for retaining the scars would be for authentication, confirmation and verification of his identity. The question I have is concerning the phrase: "thrust it INTO my side". Both verses suggest not just a scar but a large wound, if I am understanding this correctly. Yet, he ate before them Luke 24:42-43. In his glorified body, Jesus joined the two men on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:15) In v. 16 we learn their eyes were holden that they should not know it was the Lord. Mark's account in 16:12 states "After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country." Apparently the form in which he presented himself was not readily recognizable as the Jesus they were familiar with. Also consider that if they saw him during the time of crucifixion they would have remembered him as a bloody, disfigured mess. We know that during the ascension that there were two men standing by in white apparel. Acts 1:11: "Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." This same Jesus, Wow! I can hardly wait! I John 3:2 "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
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