The Resurrection of Jesus (8): The Idea of Christ's New Body

The idea that Christ would rise in a new and totally transformed resurrection body was to the disciples a totally foreign concept. These tough and very down to earth Galilean fishermen had enough trouble believing the mere fact that Christ would die and then be raised again, without having to cope with the idea that he was raised having a totally different kind of body, the kind of body that could pass through walls and into locked rooms (John 20:24-29). It is inconceivable that the early Christians should have fabricated such a story, which is so out of sync with what would have been their own cultural expectations, and even today sounds like science fiction to many. The more plausible explanation is that they were just relating the truth as they saw it. 

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