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Featured Physical, Material, Bodily Resurrection of Christ

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Jesus is YHWH, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Jesus is YHWH

    Jesus is YHWH my Lord and my God ! Supporter

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    Without the bodily resurrection which was permanent one has no Savior and you are still dead in your sins. ( 1 Cor 15:17)

    Luke 24:37-43
    37 But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. 38 And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 "See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." 40 And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" 42 They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; 43 and He took it and ate it before them.

    John 20:24-25
    24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."

    John 20:27-28
    27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe." 28 Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"

    There is one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (Tim 2:5) post ascension.

    Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.(Heb 13:5) He is Changeless, Immutable !

    1 Cor 15:1-8
    Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

    3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.

    1 Cor 15:14-18
    14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. 15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.

    2 Cor 5:1-10

    For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. 2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. 3 For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. 4 While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it's not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. 5 God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.


    6 So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. 7 For we live by believing and not by seeing. 8 Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him.


    In Heaven....Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken [this is] the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

    8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.


    Look up the meaning of the word soma below, it always means a physical body in relation to anthropos(man).


    His Body.....Phill. 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:


    3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.


    Matt 27:52-53
    52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

    Phil 3:20-21
    And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

    1 Cor 15:44-45
    44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.


    hope this helps !!!
     
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  2. Jesus is YHWH

    Jesus is YHWH my Lord and my God ! Supporter

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    continued :

    1 Cor 15:50-51
    50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

    Paul not only states that one of the main tenants of the gospel is the belief that Jesus rose from the dead, but in verse 17, he goes on to say that “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.” For centuries, Christians have taught and defended the doctrine of the resurrection – teaching that Jesus physically rose in the same human body in which He died. Notice the correlation between the perishable human body and the imperishable resurrected body as described in 1 Corinthians 15:42-44:
    “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, there is also a spiritual body.”


    The Greek term, “soma” for “body” is always used in Scripture to refer to physical nature. Likewise, the term “spiritual” is used in the Scripture to denote “supernatural” behavior—not a “spiritual” essence of being. Thus, the phrase “spiritual body” in the passage above speaks of a “physical supernatural” body—not a “spirit body.” Another example of the term “spiritual” referring to “supernatural” behavior is 1 Corinthians 2:15 where we read, “But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man.” The “spiritual” person in both of these passages is behaving in a “supernatural” way, not ontologically transforming “human” essence into “spirit” essence.

    1 CORINTHIANS 15:50: “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” Ron Rhodes
    Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that Jesus could not have risen in His human body of flesh and bones, because Scripture states that “flesh and blood” cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Notice that Jesus did not say that His resurrected body was made of “flesh and blood.” Rather, He said His body was made of “flesh and bone” (Luke 24:39). This is significant because the term “flesh and blood” is often used in Scripture to refer to mortal humanity,in contrast to the imperishable, resurrected body alluded to by the phrase, “flesh and bones.”

    As noted earlier, Jesus’ blood provided the atonement for sin. He did not take His “blood” back, but merely resurrected his body of flesh and bones. Far from claiming that the resurrected human body cannot inherit God’s kingdom, this passage asserts that the mortal, perishable human body (made of flesh and blood) cannot inherit the immortal, imperishable kingdom of God. Indeed as 1 Corinthians 15:53 states, “this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.”


    A spiritual body denotes an immortal body. A spiritual body is one that is dominated by the spirit, not one that is devoid of matter. The Greek word pneumatikos means a body that is directed by the spirit as opposed to one under the dominion of the flesh. It is not ruled by the flesh that perishes but by the spirit that endures. (1 Cor 15:50-58). A spiritual body does no mean immaterial or invisible but immortal and imperishable.

    Paul makes these parallels:

    Earthly- Heavenly (verse 40)
    Perishable- Imperishable (verse 42)
    Weak- Powerful (verse 43)
    Natural-Supernatural (verse 44)
    Mortal- Immortal (verse 53)

    The content shows that spiritual (pneumatikos) could be translated supernatural in contrast to natural from the parallels of perishable and imperishable, corruptible and incorruptible. Pneumatikos is translated supernatural in 1 Cor 10:4 regarding the supernatural rock that followed them in the wilderness. In the translation spiritual refers to physical objects. In 1 Cor 10:45 Paul spoke of the spiritual rock that followed Israel in the wilderness from which they got spiritual drink 1 Cor 10:4.But the OT story (Ex 17,Num 20)reveals it was a physical rock from which they got literal water to drink. The actual water they drank from the material rock was produced supernaturally. Further Paul spoke about a spiritual man 1 Cor 2:15 he obviously did not mean an invisible, immaterial man with no corporeal body. He was as a matter of fact speaking of a flesh and blood human being whose life is lived by the supernatural power of God, a literal person whose life is Spirit directed. A spiritual man is one who is taught by the Spirit and who receives the things that come from the Spirit of God. (1 Cor 2:13-14). The resurrection body can be called a spiritual body in much the same way we speak of the bible being a spiritual book. Regardless of their spiritual source and power both the resurrection body and the bible are material objects.

    Life giving Spirit does not speak of the nature of Christ’s resurrected body but of the divine origin of the resurrection. Jesus physical body came back to life only by the power of God. (Rom 1:4). Paul is speaking about its spiritual source not its physical substance as a material body. If spirit describes the nature of Christ’s resurrected body then Adam with whom He is contrasted must not have a soul since he is described as of the earth, made of dust (verse 47). But the bible clearly says that Adam was a living soul (Gen 2:7). Christ’s body is called a spiritual body (soma) which always means a physical body when referring to an individual human being. The resurrected body is called spiritual and life giving spirit because its source is in the spiritual realm, not because its substance is immaterial. Christ’s supernatural resurrection body is from heaven as Adams natural body was from the earth. (verse 47). But just as the one from earth has an immaterial soul even so the One from heaven has a material body.


    1 Cor 15:50-54
    50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."

    Paul said earlier in the chapter if Christ be not risen your faith is in vain and you are still dead in your sins- an unbeliever who is lost. Those who deny the physical bodily resurrection of Jesus such as the JW's who teach that Jesus is now a spirit based being fit into this camp. They deny the resurrection.

    If we look at what Paul is saying in this passage, it is that corruptible flesh and blood shall not enter the kingdom. Paul says corruptible does not inherit the incorruptible. Paul is not saying the resurrection body will not have flesh but what he declares is that resurrected body will not have perishable flesh. Remember in Luke Jesus said see here My hands and feet, touch Me a spirit/ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have. Peter, Paul and John all agree that Jesus still had flesh well after His ascension. 1 John being the last of the books of the three Apostles declared that Jesus having come in the flesh and those who deny this are the spirit of antichrist. John makes it clear that the Incarnation was permanent. Jesus is forever both God and man. This is what Paul teaches in the whole 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians. The glorious physical bodies that we will have in the resurrection.

    We will have incorruptible bodies just as Jesus now has in heaven.
    Soul= immortal, imperishable
    and Flesh=mortal, perishable.

    Now in the resurrection in 1 cor 15 the perishable (your body now ) with put on the imperishable(body that does not perish). Just as we see with Jesus Resurrected body it is physical, has flesh and bones, the scars from His crucifixion which proves it was the same body but had changed from mortal to immortal.


    hope this helps,
     
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  3. Jesus is YHWH

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    At the core of the gospel of our salvation is the Person of Christ and His bodily Resurrection as Paul declares in 1 Cor 15 and numerous other places in the N.T. belief in a false christ cannot save just as belief in a false gospel cannot save. One must believe in the real Jesus who remains forever God manifest in the flesh. The Incarnation was permanent not temporal. His Deity is forever united with His humanity as Scripture, the ECF's and the Creeds proclaim. And here are just a few of many passages declaring the above truths.


    Matthew 24:23-37
    Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

    2 Corinthians 11:3
    But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches another Jesus than we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

    Galatians 1:8
    But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

    1 John 4:1-3
    Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

    2 John 7
    I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world.Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch out that you do not lose what we[a] have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

    hope this helps !!!
     
  4. parousia70

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    So, our Heavenly Resurrection Bodies will likewise retain any woulds we may receive in death "Just as" Jesus' did?
     
  5. Jesus is YHWH

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    No since Jesus alone was the Savior/Sacrifice for mans sin.
     
  6. Running2win

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    Nice! :oldthumbsup: Agree with all you say. Really Like Randy Alcorns book Heaven- but don't agree with all he says. It changed my viewpoint of Heaven. I knew about the resurrection body, but missed the boat on Heaven for the longest time.

    BTW, It looks like you have a typo: Flesh should be immortal and imperishable that are just like Jesus' flesh now. Or maybe I'm misreading it, but they are all together in the paragraph. :)
     
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    Right... So you're saying our resurrection Bodies will be in superior condition to Jesus' Body then?
     
  8. Jesus is YHWH

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    Not superior but the same excluding the crucifixion marks.
     
  9. Jesus is YHWH

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    The mortal/perishable is our natural state prior to the resurrection.
     
  10. Running2win

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    Thanks! Was just reading it wrong. :)
     
  11. parousia70

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    Right.. so, in essence, superior physical condition.
     
  12. Jesus is YHWH

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    Yes Immortal, Imperishable, Sinless, Perfection.
     
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    Wouldn't the Lord's sacred wounds be far more superior, seeing as these are the very eternal wounds of our salvation?

    -CryptoLutheran
     
  14. Jesus is YHWH

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    Amen !
     
  15. parousia70

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    Sure... superior salvific, condition, just not superior PHYSICAL condition... but that still doesn't solve the conundrum of what exactly it means when scripture testifies our resurrected bodies will be "Like Christ's".

    Clearly, as folks like you have asserted here, (and I likewise assert), our resurrected bodies won't be EXACTLY Like His, but everyone seems to have their own opinion of what aspects of His body will be "like Ours", yet those opinions really don't have any scriptural teaching to back them up from what I've seen. It's all speculation.
     
  16. Running2win

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    What is so hard to understand? We will bear the image (exact mirror image) of the heavenly. Our bodies will be drawn from Christ's resurrection body. Look where the word is used. Jesus was 100% man, but also 100% Divine. We can never be Divine, with a big D, but we will share the glory of God, be 100% led by the Spirit, and act in unison with the will of God-after the resurrection. We will still have our own personalities, but will be in 100% agreement on the big stuff- but might disagree on pizza or hamburgers & fries. :)

    We will have the exact same type of resurrection body as Jesus-because He was 100% human but with no nature or want to ever sin, it just won't be Divine because there is only one Divine human, that be Jesus. That is what the word Image means. So any example of Jesus' body after He was raised, describes our bodies.

    42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; 43it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. 47The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. 48As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. 49Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.

    1504. eikón
    Strong's Concordance
    eikón: an image, i.e. lit. statue, fig. representation
    Original Word: εἰκών, όνος, ἡ
    Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
    Transliteration: eikón
    Phonetic Spelling: (i-kone')
    Definition: an image, statue, representation
    Usage: an image, likeness, bust.
    HELPS Word-studies
    1504 eikṓn (from 1503 /eíkō, "be like") – properly, "mirror-like representation," referring to what is very close in resemblance (like a "high-definition" projection, as defined by the context). Image (1504 /eikṓn) then exactly reflects its source (what it directly corresponds to). For example, Christ is the very image (1504 /eikṓn, supreme expression) of the Godhead (see 2 Cor 4:4; Col 1:15).

    "1504 (eikṓn) assumes a prototype, of which it not merely resembles, but from which it is drawn" (R. Trench). 1504 (eikṓn) then is more than a "shadow"; rather it is a replication (F. F. Bruce, Hebrews, 226; see also Lightfoot at Col 3:10 and 2:21).

     
  17. parousia70

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    I agree with Paul here.. but it seems many Don't... Many Say our Glorified Bodies WON'T be Spiritual Bodies at all...Many Believe Our Glorified Resurrection Bodies will be the Same Fleshly Body's we have now, Yet Paul seems to disagree:

    37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.

    My question, What is the scriptural basis for claiming that the Body Jesus Rose from the Grave in, the same Physical Body that Hung on the Cross, is the GLORIFIED Body He possesses now?

    I don't find any scriptural mandate that the Body of Jesus that was resurrected was Glorified before the ascension, yet the common ASSUMPTION, (one relied upon in this threads OP) is that OUR Glorified Bodies will be fashioned unto the likeness of Jesus' post resurrection/pre ascension Body, instead of His Post Ascension GLORIFIED Body.

    However I find MUCH Scriptural basis to conclude that The Glorified Body He possesses now is Not the Same Body He walked the earth With, rather, at the ascention and not before, it was then Returned to the Glory It had before the Foundation of the World, which no one has seen.
     
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  18. Running2win

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    I think you misunderstand the comparison Paul makes in between the earthy and natural, and the heavenly and spiritual. It is not in between being material and invisible, but in between wanting the things of the earth and wanting things of the spirit. It's the nature of the resurrection body to want things of the spirit, whereas it's the nature of the earthy body to want things of the soul and flesh/sarx.

    Paul teaches about the natural man over in Chapter 2, and how the natural man seeks the wisdom of the world and has nothing to do with things of the Spirit. But we who are born again seeks after the things of the Spirit, although the old earthy body holds us back.

    That's why over in Romans 7-8, Paul saw a war in his members that is at odds with the Spirit, and called it "the body of death". Our mind wants to do the things of the Spirit, but our body is still the old earthy one that wants things of the earth and not the spirit. We are to consider it dead, but it still drags us down.

    That the resurrection body of Jesus was material-although not the same kind of flesh (per Paul), is seen in how Jesus took great pains to show He was not a "spirit", a ghost. You can find that several places. He could eat, and be touched, but it seems He could vanish too and go through walls. This means the new spiritual body may be able to move freely in between the spiritual realm an earthly. IMO, this is how it will be.

    The word we looked at in the last post makes it clear we will have a body just like Jesus. This means a continuity in between the old and new. It will be raised from the old one, just like Jesus was.

    The only difference is His body was not glorified/shining like it was on the mount of transfiguration. It was raise in honor/glory, but not shining. Notice this is tied to His coming in power (second coming) When He comes He will be shining like on the mount of transfiguration. This is a picture of His glorified body.

    Pictures of Jesus in Revelation does not mean He will always have "eyes a blazin" and such. If this is literal, it will be only to destroy His enemies. He will always shine as we will to varying degrees. Greater honor, more watts! (Dan 12:3) :)

    1Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. 3And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 5While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” 6When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. 7And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, “Get up, and do not be afraid.” 8And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.

    16For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”— 18and we ourselves heard this utterance made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.




    4But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 15But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.

    5591. psuchikos
    Strong's Concordance
    psuchikos: natural, of the soul or mind
    Original Word: ψυχικός, ή, όν
    Part of Speech: Adjective
    Transliteration: psuchikos
    Phonetic Spelling: (psoo-khee-kos')
    Definition: natural, of the soul or mind
    Usage: animal, natural, sensuous.
    HELPS Word-studies
    5591 psyxikós (an adjective, derived from 5590 /psyxḗ, "soul, natural identity") – properly, soulish, i.e. what is natural, as it relates to physical (tangible) life alone (i.e. apart from God's inworking of faith).

    5591 /psyxikós ("natural") typically describes the natural ("lower") aspect of humanity, i.e. behavior that is "more of earth (carnality) than heaven." 5591 (psyxikós) then sometimes stands in contrast to 4152 /pneumatikós ("spiritual") – the higher, spiritual aspect of humanity that develops through faith (4102 /pístis).
     
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  20. Jesus is YHWH

    Jesus is YHWH my Lord and my God ! Supporter

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    The "spiritual " body is still a physical body but is 100% controlled by the power of the Spirit void of any sinful flesh and its desires.

    See my biblical examples of the Spiritual Rock, Spiritual Food, Spiritual Drink, Spiritual man etc....... above that prove spiritual is used by Paul in this context to mean that the origin/control is by and of the Spirit with things that are physical in nature.

    hope this helps !!!
     
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