Concerning the Spiritual Body

20.—What is a Spiritual Body?
ANSWER: It is a body made in the glorious nature of the Spirit of God, and therefore incorruptible in substance and immortal in life
PROOF: Theie is a spuitual bod\ Howbeit that was not fust which is spiutual hut that which is natwal and afteiwaid that which is spuitual (1 Coi 15 44 46) That which is bom of the Spuit is spuit (John 3 6) He that taised up Chiist fiom the dead shall also quicken yow mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you (Rom 8 11) As we ha\e boine the image of the eaithy we shall also beai the imaqe of the heavenly (1 Coi 15 49) This corruptible must put on incorruptible and this mortal must put on immortality (1 Coi 15 53) He shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body(Phil 3 21)

21.—Is a spiritual body like a mortal body?
ANSWER. It is like it in shape, but not in nature
PROOF: We shall all be changed This moital must put on immoitahty (1 Coi 15 57 53) This same Jesus shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go (Acts 1:11) Behold m\ hands and my feet that it is I myself (Luke 24 39) We shall be like him (1 John 3 2)

22.—What is the difference of nature between a spiritual body and a mortal body?
ANSWER: A mortal body grows old, decays and dies, whereas a spiritual body lasts for ever A mortal body is weak a spiritual body is strong A mortal body is corruptible lustreless, and dishonorable, whereas a spiritual body is incorruptible, bright, and glorious Even the clothes worn by a spiritual body can become as white as snow and as shining as the sun
PROOF: Neither can they die any more (Luke 20 36) It is sown in corruption it is raised in incorruption it is sown in dishonour it is laised in glory it is sown in weakness it is raised in power (1 Cor 15 42) They shall hunger no more neither thirst any more for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and shall lead them to living fountains of waters (Rev 7:16) Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord I saw in the way a light from heaven above the brightness of the sun shining I round about me (1 Cor 9:1, Acts 26:13) His face did shine as the sun and his laiment was white as the light (Matt 17:2) His countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow (Matt 28 3) They shall run and not be weary they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31) They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the fumoment and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever (Dan 12:3)

23.—Shall we ever have our mortal bodies changed into spiritual bodies?
ANSWER: All will experience this glorious change who believe, love, and obey the truth steadfastly to the end They will rise from the dead at the com ing of Christ, and appear before him to be judged, along with all others who are at that time brought to judgment When he has separated them from the unfaithful, the unfaithful will be dismissed from his presence to shame, corruption, and death, while they, the accepted, will be changed in a moment, all in one company, into the likeness of the body of their glorious judge
PROOF: We (the accepted) shall all be changed (1 Coi 15 51) We must all appeal before the judgment seat of Christ that even one may receive the things in body according to that he hath done whether good oi bad (2 Coi 5 10) He that soweth to the Spu it shall of the Spu it leap life e\ei lasting (Gal 6 8) He that laised up Chnst shall also quicken yow moital bodies by His Spu it that dwelleth m you if so be that we suffei with him that we may be also glonfied to^ethei (Rom 8 17) Many of them that sleep in the dust of the eai th shall aw akc some to ex ei lasting life and some to shame and e\eilasting contempt (Dan 12 2) Many will sav unto me in that day Loid Loi d ha\ e we not pi ophesied in thy name’ Then w/// / pi ofes s unto them I nciei knew you depait fiom me ye that woik iniquity (Matt 7 22) He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh leap con uption (Gal 6 8) And these shall t>oaway into e\eilasting punishment (Matt 25 46) They shall be punished with exeilastim> destiuction fiom the piesence of the Loid and fiom the glory of His powei when He shall come (2 Thess 1 9)