A little lower than the angels?

  ... [our physical body] is sown in corruption it is raised in incorruption 43: It is sown in dishonor it is raised in glory It is sown in weakness it is raised in power [1] 44: It is sown a natural body it is raised a spiritual body[2]

1 Corinthians 15:42-44

[1] The Psalmist wrote, What are mortals that you are mindful of them the children of ‘âdâm ["awdawm" humanity] that you visit them For you have made them a little lower than Elohim and are crowning them with glory and honor (Psalm 8:4-5 is a prime example of English-translation-theology).

[2] Spiritual bodies are just as real and tangible as natural bodies, the difference between the two, is that natural bodies, those that are subject to the laws of physics (space, time, energy, matter), cannot always see spiritual bodies, which are not subject to known laws of physics. 

The corruptible natural body of Jesus, was raised as a glorious, indestructible, spiritual body. But that does not negate his physical resurrection, or the physical resurrections of those who belong to him. Rather, it elaborates and sheds light upon the magnificent nature of it. 

His physical body was raised from the dead, and during that instantaneous process 1 Corinthians 15:52, it was gloriously changed from a body subject to the natural laws of physics into a body that could transcend space, time, energy, and matter. The body of every believer will also be raised in such a manner 1 John 3:2.

This is an excerpt from The Hungry Hearts Bible Commentary edited by this author.

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