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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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Does the body of Jesus breathe oxygen in heaven?

It's agreed by pretty much all Christians that our bodies after the resurrection will be different from the kind of body that we have now. The primary source for this is 1 Corinthians 15 Not all ...
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Does the “until now” in Romans 8:22 mean that the creation's groans have ended?

There is no difference in meaning whatsoever between the two translations of that verse: "the present time" means exactly the same as "until now". The verse following shows that ...
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How do the Jehovah's Witnesses, and other people who believe in resurrection, respond to the cannibalism argument?

Firstly and foremost, I'm not a JW. I don't support their non-Trinitarian doctrine or other beliefs. However, as a critique for those, like me, who believe in the resurrection. The Sadducees were keen ...
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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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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 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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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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What is the difference between Jesus "resurrected body" and Mary's "glorified body"?

Mary and Jesus share one flesh (cf. Gal 4:4; Rom 1:3; Acts 2:30; Lk 1:42), the new Adam and Eve (Gn 2:23). Flesh which did not inherit the sinful fleshly inclinations of Adam: concupiscence. They were ...
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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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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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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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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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How do the Jehovah's Witnesses, and other people who believe in resurrection, respond to the cannibalism argument?

To be clear, the Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that everyone who has ever died will be resurrected. Bear in mind that they claim only 144,000 humans have "the heavenly hope" or "...
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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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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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"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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Why could not Mary Magdalene touch the resurrected body of Jesus?

DO NOT TOUCH ME The explanation for why Mary could not touch Christ (John 20:17) and then why they could touch Christ (Luke 24:39), indeed He invites them to touch (John 20:27) later that same Sunday, ...
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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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What is the difference between Jesus "resurrected body" and Mary's "glorified body"?

What is the difference between Jesus “resurrected body” and Mary's “glorified body”? The short answer is: They are one in the same. Ultimately the question is whether Mary's body was united with her ...
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Was Mary given a glorified or "spiritual body" like the resurrected body of Jesus while on earth?

Was Mary given a glorified or “spiritual body” like the resurrected body of Jesus while on earth? The Perfection of our First Parents, According to St Thomas Aquinas The short answer is no on both ...
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Was Mary given a glorified or "spiritual body" like the resurrected body of Jesus while on earth?

The dogma of the Assumption means that the Virgin Mary now experiences in heaven that union of glorified body and soul which her son enjoys. She is no disembodied spirit, but a complete human ...
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What is the difference between Jesus "resurrected body" and Mary's "glorified body"?

I will answer the detailed questions. Jesus "resurrected body" differs from Mary's "glorified body"? Essentially, no. Of course one has to accept the Catholic dogma of the ...
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Where is Jesus' body now?

I think the Reformed tradition would locate Jesus' body "in heaven", I believe these two quotations from Reformed authors will illustrate. John Calvin From his commentary on Acts 1:9-11: ...
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Where is Jesus' body now?

St. Paul anticipated questions on the resurrected body of a person, on account of which he says at 1 Cor 15: 35-49: But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they ...
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