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Is it possible for a spirit to eat fish?

Most branches of Christianity believe that Jesus rose from the dead bodily (ie he wasn't merely a spirit at that point). The very context of the verse you are referring to, is that he was eating the ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Christ returning with a physical body at the Second Coming?

Question: Will Christ at the second coming be made of flesh? Answer: Yes. This is what the Bible says: It is true that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). The Word gave up the ...
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How similar was the resurrected body of Jesus to his physical human body?

Oh man this is a good question! As always, coming from a Catholic perspective: The Catechism of the Catholic Church has this to say about resurrection generally: What is "rising"? In death, ...
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How similar was the resurrected body of Jesus to his physical human body?

Early on, the Church fought against a heresy known as Docetism. Docetism taught that Jesus only appeared to look like a man, but in reality was not. Any teaching that denied the existence of Jesus' ...
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Will men be circumcised after the Resurrection?

We won't know until the afterlife; the answer looks to be "no1" The Fourth Lateran Council rules lean toward "no", as explained by Father Paul A Deffner, O.P. THE SAME BODY Not only will ...
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What resurrection are they talking about? Matthew 22:28

The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead, the question was simply a set up. Even though they did not believe in this, the resurrection they are referring to is the resurrection of ...
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Will the faithful eat and drink after resurrection?

There are two different things going in those passages in Luke Those two narratives aren't necessarily pointing toward what happens in Heaven, as there are varying interpretations to what is meant by ...
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Is the incarnation of Jesus permanent, according to reformers like Luther or Calvin?

The idea of permanent incarnation has been most famously expressed in the Council of Chalcedon, long before the Reformation – there Christ's natures are said to exist "indivisibly, inseperably.&...
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Can pastors at Evangelical denominations teach that Jesus was resurrected with an invisible and immaterial body?

There's no authenticating body for evangelicalism, so who could stop an "evangelical" church preaching heresy if that's what they decided they wanted to do? But to teach an immaterial ...
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Is there any Biblical answers to what condition our bodies will be in after the resurrection?

The scriptures tell us that in the resurrection we will be "changed" to be "like the angels" with spiritual bodies that are imperishable and powerful: Luke 20:34-36 NIV 34 Jesus replied, “The ...
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How can we be with Christ when we die, if Christ has a glorified body and we won't until the resurrection?

Like God, we humans are spiritual beings. Unlike God, we are not just spirit; we are physical, corporeal bodies which are animated by spirit. Imagine, if you will, a living body. Picture this body ...
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According to dispensationalists, does the "secret rapture" include a bodily resurrection and new earth?

Dispensationalists believe that in the secret rapture, believers will receive their new, glorified bodies. This rapture occurs prior to or during the tribulation, meaning that the current earth will ...
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How similar was the resurrected body of Jesus to his physical human body?

Jehovah's Witnesses are among those who take a different view of the "body or bodies" that Jesus appeared to his followers in after his resurrection. Below is quoted from jw.org: After Jesus’ ...
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If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God how did the Lord Jesus show His "hands and feet" after the resurrection?

V.Rollins is right. Read the verse in it's entirety it is talking about corruption vs. incorruption: " 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither ...
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If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God how did the Lord Jesus show His "hands and feet" after the resurrection?

Man in his present state is mortal, and corruptable and cannot enter the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 15;53 For this corruptable must put on incorruption, and this mortal ...
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Will the faithful eat and drink after resurrection?

In line with the answer of @KorvinStarmast, early and medieval Christian theologians generally believed that that people in Heaven would not need to eat. Here is what Origen said in the third century: ...
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Why could not Mary Magdalene touch the resurrected body of Jesus?

A question from readers in a Watchtower magazine addresses this subject very well. It approaches this seeming conflict by examining the original language of the verses and what the literal original ...
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Is the incarnation of Jesus permanent, according to reformers like Luther or Calvin?

The permanent and eternal union of Divine nature and human nature in Jesus Christ is clearly stated by Martin Luther (in XXX111 articles) in his 'disputation' : On the Divinity and Humanity of ...
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Is disembodied heaven better or worse than embodied heaven, according to Catholicism?

Does the Catholic Church hold that the embodied state after the final judgment is better than heaven before being embodied, or from an individual perspective is there really no difference ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Christ returning with a physical body at the Second Coming?

Will Christ at the second coming be made of flesh? According to most Christian denominations the answer is yes. I assume that you are questioning whether Christ will appear at the Second Coming ...
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Can we conclude that there is food and drink in heaven because Jesus ate and drank after the resurrection?

At the last supper Jesus said: But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. (Matt. 26:29) The ...
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According to Roman Catholic doctrine, does the incorruptible body possess blood?

The issue is the use of the words substance and substantial, and applying a modern meaning to them. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, following the doctrine expounded at the Council of Trent, says ...
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What is the New Testament argument against Gnosticism?

No Gnostic gospel dates to the 1st century, but the letters of the Apostolic Fathers do date to the 1st century. Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, and Polycarp of Smyrna all wrote letters to the ...
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How similar was the resurrected body of Jesus to his physical human body?

Although I am somewhat hazy about whether or not the question fits into the scope of this site or not, I will give what I know from my studies, and you may feel free to use them as they apply to your ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that the Lord Jesus Christ does NOT presently possess blood in his incorruptible body?

Adam in the Image of God In Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. We later learn that Adam had a body of flesh and ...
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How can we be with Christ when we die, if Christ has a glorified body and we won't until the resurrection?

In Revelation 6:9-11, John the apostle sees a group of people in heaven before the resurrection has taken place. They had died earlier. They are speaking to God with a loud voice asking a question (...
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How can we be with Christ when we die, if Christ has a glorified body and we won't until the resurrection?

I can only really answer this from the perspective of evangelical Christianity as I have been taught it, and I'm sure there are some other interpretations out there too. Essentially this comes down to ...
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"You are dust and to dust you shall return" versus resurrection of the body (Catholic perspective)

The dilemma is actually resolved in the Old Testament Scriptures. (St.) Irenaeus of Lyon (130-202) defended against those who objected to the Christian belief of the resurrection of the dead in Book ...
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What resurrection are they talking about? Matthew 22:28

One of the basic precepts of Christianity, as well as Judaism, is that there is an eternal portion of the human being which is eternal, and known as the soul. That precept is loosely based on the idea ...
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