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6 years ago  ::  May 27, 2009 - 5:44PM #1
DeweyCMH
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Was it necessary? What purpose did it serve? If humanity's sins were atoned via Jesus' death on the cross (or was it, indeed, accomplished solely on the cross?), why did God physically resurrect him? What purpose did it serve? And once resurrected, when he ascended, where did he go? "Up?" Also, we believe that Jesus has, to this day, a physical, material body. But where is it today?

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 05, 2009 - 12:03AM #2
spudette
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If  Jesus hadn't been resurrected, where would His victory over death be? and what hope would we have of eternal life? He said that the Father established Him as Judge. If He had remained dead, how would He be able to judge anyone?


1 Cor 15:20-24
20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. 21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,
NAS


Do these verses sound to you as if Jesus' resurrection has no purpose? How are we to be made alive if the Life Giver is dead? Smile


 

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 05, 2009 - 12:13AM #3
spudette
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Of course Jesus has a physical body. He will retain His humanity forever, along with His divinity. He returned to the Father, where He came from in the first place. His work in our behaalf isn't finished yet. There is to be a judgment. Please read the whole 7th chapter of the book of Daniel. It makes it plain, among other things, that the Father gave the Son of Man all authority. How would He exercise authority if He remained dead?

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