Natural and Supernatural

“If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.” (1 Corinthians 15:44) Paul is pressing the Corinthians (and us) past our scientific cynicism.  He is challenging them to affirm the reality (not mythology) of the resurrection (Christ’s and their own).  It is absolutely essential that we embrace this idea!  Life is more than material.  It is natural AND supernatural.  (Paul calls it spiritual)  Strangely, the evidence for supernature is found in nature.  Seeds, when they are planted, don’t have the “body” they someday will.  God gives them a body.  With infinite creativity, the Creator God shapes the material world in diverse and appropriate ways.  Seeing this, we should have no fear of the future.  When he gives us a spiritual body that it will be gloriously appropriate for a new chapter of eternal history.  Nature is all the evidence we need to trust His faithfulness and competence.  Our new bodies will be imperishable, glorious, powerful, and spiritual! (vs 42-44) I can hardly wait!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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