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William Pasco wrote:

Hi, guys —

In the Bible it says from ashes we came unto ashes we shall return (Genesis 3:19). Our bodies are made up of the elements of the Earth.

  • So why do we believe that on the Last Day our bodies will be resurrected?

It's my understanding that we believe in the Resurrection of the body. I was taught that our bodies would be resurrected on the Last Day, with no imperfections, diseases, etc.

  • How can this be so, if our bodies are returned to ashes?



  { If it's written, "you are dust, and to dust you shall return", why do we believe in the Resurrection? }

Paul replied:


God will recreate our bodies at the end of history, since He created us as body-soul creatures. We were never meant to be pure spirits, like the angels. For man, death is a result of sin.

God will also transform creation in some way to bring about the New Heavens and New Earth (Revelation 21:1-4) Scripture speaks of.

Some speculation is that the saved will have their bodies back at their perfect prime, and then they will be glorified in the fashion Jesus' body was at the Transfiguration . . . and, as the book of Revelation tells us, there will be no more death, mourning, wailing or pain, for the old order will have passed away (Revelation 21:4); and a new incorruptible order will commence.



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