Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Wayne Grudems Systematic Theology, Chapter 42

Glorification (receiving a resurrection body)

*Just a reminder that this study of Wayne Grudem's book, Systematic Theology, is not by any means me teaching, but rather a simple summary chapter by chapter of his book for my own enrichment.*

Christ did not just redeem our spirits but also the whole of us, including our bodies.  So our redemption is not full until we receive resurrection bodies (called glorification) at Christ's return. 

We should live in eager expectation of Christ's return, as even was expected in the Old Testament.  

What will our resurrection bodies be like?  
Imperishable; they won't grow old or have any sickness or disease.  
Glorious: either in a lovely way or in a radiance surrounding us, 
Raised in power: not weak or old and aging. 

If we take the example of Jesus' resurrected body, he was able to be touched, had flesh and bones, could eat food, and yet was made perfect.  Yet some who knew him did not immediately recognize him...

The resurrection will be both for the just and the unjust, according to Acts 24, as a final judgement takes place. 

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