The Resurrection of the Body

The Orthodox Life

As Christians, we all profess belief in the resurrection of the body.  Even though we all will meet death and will be laid in the grave, we all are confident that a day is coming when the trump of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise.  We will rise from the grave.

But what exactly do we mean by the word “resurrection”?  This is a question which should be carefully pondered by all Christians, because it is a question which points us to our future hope, our hope of wholeness and immortality in the blessed presence of Christ.  Today, I hope to shed some light on the nature of our future resurrection. But to begin, I think it is very important for us to understand what the resurrection is not.

First of all, we need to understand that we will not be resurrected as mere spirits…

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