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Question Three | BABQ August 2022

Does the Bible tell us what kind of body we have after our soul and spirit leave our body?
This article originally appeared in the 2022 Summer Edition of “The BABQ” available for free download here.

Q Does the Bible tell us what kind of body we have after our soul and spirit leave our body?

by Pastor Matt Ritchey, Managing Editor

Estimated Time to Read: 1 Minute

ANSWER: While our new body will be too marvelous for words, we do have some descriptive terms regarding it. First Corinthians 15 tells us it will be given of God (vs. 38), different than the ones in which we dwell on earth (vv. 39-41, 51), incorruptible (vv. 42, 52), glorious and powerful (vs. 43), spiritual (vv. 44-46), heavenly (vs. 47-49), and immortal (vs. 53). This future body is preferable to our current body of flesh (II Cor. 5:8) and will be fashioned after Christ’s glorious body (Phil. 3:21).

silhouette of a man with outstretched arms in glowing rays of light
We have some descriptive terms about our new bodies in Scripture.

Even with these details, it is difficult for us to comprehend exactly what our future eternal body will be like. Yet, these words give us a taste of a future that is too wonderful for us to imagine and should leave us longing for the day when death is swallowed up in victory.

Read another article from this edition of the BABQ:

Question 1: In the (June 2022) BABQ you changed the word “saints” to “angels”? Isn’t this like trying to improve the Bible?

Question 2: Where did the Old Testament believers go when they died? Where do the New Testament believers go when they die?

Question 4: I heard this pastor say that, in Luke 16:19-31, Abraham’s bosom was in Heaven because the angels took the beggar to Heaven while the rich man went to Hell and torment. I have been teaching that this is NOT a parable but truth because Jesus uses names which He doesn’t do in His parables. If this is true, then the rich man can see into Heaven and talk with Abraham who is in Heaven. That can’t be true.

Question 5: What does the Bible say about women pastors?

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