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To my knowledge, only Jehovah's Witnesses speak of a physical resurrection on the earth, whereas others speak of strictly a heavenly one.

Are there any other denominations that teach of a physical human resurrection?

Secondarily, why do the other churches conclude that the resurrection will be strictly a spirit one?

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I know of many Protestants who interpret Heaven as equivalent to a physical new earth - not a particularly surprising or new teaching to me. –  Ryan Aug 17 at 4:17
    
Are you asking about physical vs non-physical resurrections, or the location of where a physical resurrection will happen? –  curiousdannii Aug 17 at 5:03
    
Whats with the downvote :) ...I'm talking about a physical ressurection to a physical earth...walking and talking as we currently do, except in a future time. Of course, similar trains of thought are welcome. I'm just wondering if all Christian-oriented religions believe strictly in heaven as a resurrection. –  1Up Aug 17 at 5:59
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You may have been confused because many people refer to the afterlife as "heaven" even though it should be the "new heavens and new earth", and also because many Christians believe that after we die we'll somehow be with Christ spiritually before the resurrection. But the idea that the resurrection is non-physical is a minority position, and generally would only be held by very liberal Christians. –  curiousdannii Aug 17 at 8:20
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I see two separate questions here. The first "List some denominations that believe this?" Not a very good question. The second "How do churches that believe in a spiritual only resurrection support their conclusion?" That's a good question worth answering. So cut the first and only the second. –  fredsbend the Grinch Aug 18 at 14:59

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The concept of spending eternity in a human body, is a takeoff on the Resurrection body.

The resurrection body is a basic precept of the Christian religion based on the fact that Jesus resurrected in a human type of body.

All scripture is quoted from the King James Translation unless otherwise noted.

John 20:19 and 20 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

However this body was not restricted by physics since:

the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst,

It would appear that Jesus mystically appeared among them, without coming through the door, although that is not said it seems to be implied.

The concept that we will also have a resurrection body like that of Jesus after he had risen most likely comes from:

1st 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.

As far as we being on Earth that appears to be an interpretation of:

Revelation 21:1 through 4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

There may also be other passages used to foster these interpretations of which I cannot remember at this time.

Each Christian must take the Scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten us as to their meaning, So use these scriptures along with prayer, and have the Holy Spirit teach you their meaning.

I am giving you the Southern Baptist view of the resurrection we will have.

hope this helps.

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Thank you bye! You have a great way of answering my questions others usually downvote. –  1Up Aug 18 at 3:52
    
I think this is a good answer, and deserves an upvote, but it doesn't actually answer the question! Although in this case, I think it's the result of a poor question, not a poor answer. –  Flimzy Aug 18 at 10:15
    
The question is basic and simple enough. –  1Up Aug 21 at 17:04
    
@Flimzy Why doesn't the precept of a resurrection body as a basic concept of Christianity answer this question, I know of no denomination which does not adhere to that concept? I'm not disputing you only asking why. –  Bye Aug 21 at 17:10
    
@Bye: You've presented the Biblical case for a physical resurrection, which is valuable, but doesn't directly answer the question. You could add that "all Christians believe in a physical resurrection," which seems to be what you're trying to say, but that's not accurate. Many Christians believe that heaven will be "purely spiritual" (I don't agree with them). If you google for "spiritual bodies in heaven" you will find many examples. –  Flimzy Aug 21 at 22:59

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