The present body is adapted and designed for the use of the soul; the resurrection body will be adapted and designed for the use of the spirit.
<550218> 2 Timothy 2:18 ? ?saying that the resurrection is past already? = undue contempt for the body came to regard the resurrection as a purely spiritual thing (Ellicott). Dr. A. J. Gordon said that the ?spiritual body? means, ?the body spiritualized.? E. H. Johnson: ?The phrase ?spiritual body? describes not so much the nature of the body itself, as its relations to the spirit.? Savage, Life after Death, 80 ? ?Resurrection does not mean the raising up of the body and it does not mean the mere rising of the soul in the moment of death but a rising again from the prison house of the dead after going down at the moment of death.? D. R. Goodwin, Journ. Soc. Bib. Exegesis, l881:84 ? ?The spiritual body is body and not spirit, and therefore, must come under the definition of body. If it were to be mere spirit, then every man in the future state would have two spirits, the spirit that he has here and another spirit received at the resurrection.?
(b) The redemption of Christ is declared to include the body as well as the soul ( <450823>Romans 8:23; <460613>1 Corinthians 6:13-20). The indwelling of the Holy Spirit has put such honor upon the frail mortal tenement which he has made his temple, that God would not permit even this wholly to perish ( <450811>Romans 8:11 ? dia< to< eJnoikou~n aujtou~ pneu~ma ejn uJmi~n , i e., because of his indwelling Spirit, God will raise up the mortal body). It is this belief, which forms the basis of Christian care for the dead
( <500321>Philippians 3:21; cf. <402232>Matthew 22:32).
<450823> Romans 8:23 ? ?waiting for our adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body?; <460613>1 Corinthians 6:13-20 ? ?Meats for the belly and the belly for meats: but God shall bring to nought both it and them. But the body is not for fornication but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body: and God both raised the Lord, and will raise up us through his power?But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit?Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God?glorify God therefore in your body?; <450811>Romans 8:11 ? ?But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, he that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead shall give life also to your mortal bodies through his Spirit that dwelleth in you.? Here the Revised Version follows Tisch. 8th ed., and Westcott and Hort?s reading of dia< tou~ ejnoikou~ntov aujtou~ pneu>matov . Tregelles, Tisch. 7th ed., and Meyer, have dia< to< ejnoikou~n aujtiu~ pneu~ma , and this reading we regard as, on the whole, the best supported. <500321>Philippians 3:21 ? ?shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation.?
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