The Resurrection of the Body
Our soul will live forever, but what about our body? Is there Scriptural evidence upholding a physical raising of the body? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones expounds on a difficult topic by surveying the teaching of the Old and New Testament on the subject. As he demonstrates, the New Testament is clearer in its teaching regarding the resurrection. Nonetheless, the doctrine is present in the Old Testament as well. Some modern day Christians are skeptical regarding the literal physical raising of our bodies, but Lloyd-Jones draws our attention to the hope that the writers of Scripture portrayed through their writings regarding the resurrection. While our bodies were sown in sin and weakness, he says, we will be raised in glory and power on the Last Day as we partake in the glories of Jesus. Indeed, the resurrection and redemption of our bodies is part of our salvation. This marks a distinction between Christianity and other religions; Christianity says the body will not be obliterated, but will be redeemed into glorious, incorruptible bodies that follow the nature of our resurrected Christ. And with these incorruptible bodies, we will glorify God as we worship him without the marks of sin, disease, and death.