Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Christ’s Resurrected Body

How will our bodies be when we are again resurrected, after the Second Coming of Jesus Christ? This is a question many have, when speaking about the future, our future life in the Kingdom of Heaven. However, we can find the answer, when looking at our Lord. How was his human body after the Resurrection? Christo Yannaras gives an interesting answer to the above question.

“The body of the risen Christ is the human nature free from every limitation and every need. It is a human body with flesh and bones, but which does not draw life from its biological functions, but is hypostasized in a real existence thanks to the personal relationship with God which alone constitutes it and gives it life”[1].
Therefore, we understand that a life in communion with God will give us a new body, a new existence. Theosis, when achieved will give us the opportunity to live with God in a renewed existence.

[1] Yannaras, Christos, Elements of Faith, (Edinburgh, T&T Clark, 1991), p.116

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