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Salvation in Christ

The church of Christ
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit
and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ.
(1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Man is composed of body, soul and spirit.

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and
man became a living soul.
(Genesis 2:7)


The Scriptures do not deny the physical nature of man. It is a reality.


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 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (James 2:26 KJV)

•        Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
(Ecclesiastes 12:7)


•        And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan
within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:23)


•        Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil,
unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)


What is the resurrection? The reversal of death.


Examples of resurrection in Scripture.

•        The son of the widow of Zarephath –

1 Kings 17:17-23

And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his
sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him. And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with
thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son? And he
said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he
abode, and laid him upon his own bed. And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou
also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son? And he stretched himself upon
the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul
come into him again. And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again,
and he revived. And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and
delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth. (1 Kings 17:17-23)


The Shunammite woman’s son –

2 Kings 4:32-37

And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in
therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. And he went up, and lay upon the
child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he
stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the
house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the
child opened his eyes. And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when
she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son. Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself
to the ground, and took up her son, and went out. (2 Kings 4:32-37)


•        The young man laid in Elisha’s grave –

2 Kings 13:21

And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the
man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he
revived, and stood up on his feet. (2 Kings 13:21)


•        The widow’s son –

Luke 7:12-15

And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with
him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried
out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when
the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the
bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead
sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. (Luke 7:11-15)


•        Jairus’ daughter –

Luke 8:49-55

While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter
is dead; trouble not the Master. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only,
and she shall be made whole. And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter,
and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but he
said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again,
and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. (Luke 8:49-55)


•        Lazarus –

John 11:43-44

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came
forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto
them, Loose him, and let him go. (John 11:43-44)


•        Dorcas –

Acts 9:37-40

•        And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid
her in an upper chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter
was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter
arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows
stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise.
And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. (Acts 9:37-40)


•        Eutychus –

Acts 20:9-12

Jesus is the example of the final resurrection.


John 20:1-18

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth
the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other
disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and
we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the
sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon
Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was
about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also
that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the
scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the
sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the
body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because
they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she
turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman,
why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou
have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her,
Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch
me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my
Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she
had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her. (John 20:1-18)


•        see also Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:6


•        But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man
came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall
all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his
coming. (1 Corinthians 15:20-23)


•        1 Corinthians 15:35-57


But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which
thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall
be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased
him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men,
another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of
the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star
in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown
in dishonour; 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. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first
which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth,
earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as
is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we
shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all
sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must
put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on
incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is
written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? (1
Corinthians 15:35-55)

Did Jesus come in the flesh?


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    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)


•        And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he
reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in
his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the
gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I
Paul am made a minister; (Colossians 1:21-23)


•        And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in
the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (1
Timothy 3:16)


•        Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of
the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver
them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Hebrews 2:14-15)


•        For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being
put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (1 Peter 3:18)


•        Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same
mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his
time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. (1 Peter 4:1-2)


•        Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is
of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is
that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1
John 4:2-3)


•        For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7)


Was Jesus resurrected in the flesh?

•        John 20:1-18; see also Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:6


John 20:19-29

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples
were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto
you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad,
when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me,
even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the
Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they
are retained. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other
disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his
hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I
will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came
Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas,
Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be
not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto
him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet
have believed. (John 20:19-29)


John 21:1-14


After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise
shewed he himself. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in
Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing.
They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night
they caught nothing. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew
not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And
he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now
they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto
Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for
he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were
not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were
come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of
the fish which ye have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an
hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. Jesus saith unto
them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that
Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
(John 21:1-14)

Luke 24:1-12

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the
spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the
sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were
much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid,
and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is
not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man
must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they
remembered his words, And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all
the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were
with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they
believed them not. Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen
clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass. (Luke 24:1-
12)


Luke 24:36-49


And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why
are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself:
handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken,
he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto
them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he
took it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I
was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the
prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand
the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the
dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all
nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of
my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. (Luke
24:36-49)


We will be resurrected in the same manner as Jesus.

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  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man
have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (Romans 8:9)


•        And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. (1
Corinthians 15:49)


•        For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
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. (Philippians 3:20-21)


•        If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
(Colossians 3:1-4)


•        Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that,
when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2)


The body, soul, and spirit are separated at death, and they are reunited at the resurrection. The body is changed
– it is the same, only different.