Our Resurrection Bodies
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
In this passage, Paul is responding to a hypothetical skeptic's questions.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2011-07-23 14:43:45
In this passage, Paul is responding to a hypothetical skeptic's questions. There were many skeptics in Corinth who had imbibed the current philosophy of the day that taught that matter was evil and spirit was good. Therefore, they had great problems with the doctrine of the resurrection of the body. The skeptic's questions are two-fold: 1) How are the dead raised? 2) With what kind of body do the come? Paul answers the first question in vs.36-38 ("How are the dead raised?") 1) The dead are raised by Almighty God 2) The dead are raised as a plant is raised out of a seed Paul answers the second question in vs. 39-49 ("With what kind of body do they come?") 1) The dead come forth with the kind of body that God wishes 2) The dead come forth with the kind of body suitable to dwell in heaven 3) The dead come forth with the kind of body capable of greater or lesser glory 4) The dead come forth with the kind of body that is imperishable, glorious, powerful and spiritual 5) The dead come forth with the kind of body that the resurrected Christ came forth with Our resurrected bodies will have continuity and yet difference. Continuity in that it is the same life in both bodies. Difference in that our bodies will be vastly superior and suitable for life in heaven -- "spiritual" bodies.
10000000084978 84978 Notes 2011-07-23 13:26:34 2011-07-23 14:43:45 In this passage, Paul is responding to a hypothetical skeptic's questions. There were many skeptics in Corinth who had imbibed the current philosophy of the day that taught that matter was evil and spirit was good. Therefore, they had great problems with the doctrine of the resurrection of the body. The skeptic's questions are two-fold: 1) How are the dead raised? 2) With what kind of body do the come? Paul answers the first question in vs.36-38 ("How are the dead raised?") 1) The dead are raised by Almighty God 2) The dead are raised as a plant is raised out of a seed Paul answers the second question in vs. 39-49 ("With what kind of body do they come?") 1) The dead come forth with the kind of body that God wishes 2) The dead come forth with the kind of body suitable to dwell in heaven 3) The dead come forth with the kind of body capable of greater or lesser glory 4) The dead come forth with the kind of body that is imperishable, glorious, powerful and spiritual 5) The dead come forth with the kind of body that the resurrected Christ came forth with Our resurrected bodies will have continuity and yet difference. Continuity in that it is the same life in both bodies. Difference in that our bodies will be vastly superior and suitable for life in heaven -- "spiritual" bodies. notes
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1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
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But someone will say,
"How are the dead raised? (Question #1)
And with what kind of body do they come?" (Question #2)
series
ideaexplanation
You fool!
That which you sow does not come to life
unless it dies;
and that which you sow,
you do not sow the body which is to be,
but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something else.
negativepositive
But God gives it a body
just as He wished,
comparison
and to each of the seeds [God gives] a body of its own.
All flesh is not the same flesh,
but there is one flesh of men,
and another flesh of beasts,
and another flesh of birds,
and another of fish.
There are also heavenly bodies
and [there are] earthly bodies,
alternative
but the glory of the heavenly is one,
and the glory of the earthly is another.
There is one glory of the sun,
and another glory of the moon,
and another glory of the stars;
for star differs from star in glory.
ground
So also is the resurrection of the dead.
It is sown a perishable body,
it is raised an imperishable body;
it is sown in dishonor,
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.
If there is a natural body,
[then] there is also a spiritual body.
conditional
So also it is written,
"The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL."
The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
However, the spiritual is not first,
but the natural [is first];
then[is] the spiritual.
temporal
The first man is from the earth, earthy;
the second man is from heaven.
As is the earthy,
so also are those who are earthy;
and as is the heavenly,
so also are those who are heavenly.
Just as we have borne the image of the earthy,
[even so] we will also bear the image of the heavenly.
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10000000084978 84978 Arc 2011-07-23 13:26:34 2011-07-23 14:43:45 editing 1 Corinthians 15 35 15 49 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 46 NT nasb i651939 i651940 i651889 But someone will say, i651941 i651890 "How are the dead raised? (Question #1) i651891 And with what kind of body do they come?" (Question #2) series ideaexplanation 1 i651942 i651943 i651892 You fool! i651944 i651893 That which you sow does not come to life i651894 unless it dies; i651945 i651946 i651895 and that which you sow, i651947 i651896 you do not sow the body which is to be, i651897 but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something else. negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 i651948 i651949 i651898 But God gives it a body i651899 just as He wished, comparison 1 i651900 and to each of the seeds [God gives] a body of its own. series i651950 i651901 All flesh is not the same flesh, i651951 i651902 but there is one flesh of men, i651903 and another flesh of beasts, i651904 and another flesh of birds, i651905 and another of fish. negativepositive 2 i651952 i651953 i651954 i651955 i651906 There are also heavenly bodies i651907 and [there are] earthly bodies, alternative i651956 i651908 but the glory of the heavenly is one, i651909 and the glory of the earthly is another. series series i651957 i651910 There is one glory of the sun, i651911 and another glory of the moon, i651958 i651912 and another glory of the stars; i651913 for star differs from star in glory. ground 1 series i651914 So also is the resurrection of the dead. comparison 1 i651959 i651960 i651915 It is sown a perishable body, i651916 it is raised an imperishable body; i651961 i651917 it is sown in dishonor, i651918 it is raised in glory; i651962 i651919 it is sown in weakness, i651920 it is raised in power; i651963 i651921 it is sown a natural body, i651922 it is raised a spiritual body. i651964 i651923 If there is a natural body, i651924 [then] there is also a spiritual body. conditional 2 i651965 i651966 i651925 So also it is written, i651926 "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL." i651927 The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. i651967 i651968 i651928 However, the spiritual is not first, i651929 but the natural [is first]; negativepositive 2 i651930 then[is] the spiritual. temporal 1 i651969 i651931 The first man is from the earth, earthy; i651932 the second man is from heaven. i651970 i651933 As is the earthy, i651934 so also are those who are earthy; comparison 1 i651971 i651935 and as is the heavenly, i651936 so also are those who are heavenly. comparison 1 i651972 i651937 Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, i651938 [even so] we will also bear the image of the heavenly. comparison 1 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 nasb 25 a 50 discourse
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