New answers tagged eternal-life
We know from Scripture that Jesus possessed a physical body like ours. He could sweat (Luke 22:44), grow weary (John 4:6), and even be endure physical pain (resurrection story). Upon being resurrected we see Jesus possess a new body. This new body can eat physical food (Luke 24:42-43), hide his appearance (John 20:14, 21:4), walk through walls (John 20:19, ...
Not so much. It tells me we may need a body as a token to swap for a new body. The earthly body is asleep, resurrected, then swapped for a new heavenly body while waiting for the final judgement (2 Cor 5:1-10). For the New Heaven, the heavenly body from (2 Cor 5) has to be impure or be purified (Revelation 21:27). (This might be a partial answer)
In a family, the firstborn son had special privileges that set Him above all others. Jesus, in ushering in the resurrection for all, had the privileges of that firstborn son. Note: For a long time, I used to think of this strictly in chronological terms - but it isn't warranted. Elijah & Elisha resurrected dead people. Lazarus and Jairus' daughter ...
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