John 2:19-22 and the bodily resurrection of Christ

by booker-t 3 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • booker-t

    I must admit after talking about this subject with evangelical christians I am still not sure why do they hold onto this false doctrine that blaspemes Jehovah God and Jesus Christ and just cannot be proven from the bible. I have talked to christians for years regarding this doctrine and while I try not to debate anymore like I used to do I still have Christians trying to read John 2:19-22 to fit their doctrine. I always like to take the verse piece by piece to show Christians their errors. First of all I like to ask them Why didn't Jesus simply tell the Jews "Destroy my body and in three days I will rise it up" Jesus talked about eating his "body" and drinking his "blood" in the same book of John so why would Jesus use "temple" instead of body if he wanted to show them that his body will rise? The next question I would like to now for the "soma" always mean a physical body proponets is did Jesus teach canniballism when he said eat my body(soma) Christians crumble here on this point. Can Jesus body really be destroyed since the old testament tells us his body won't see curruption. If Jesus was using an illustration why do Christians believe parts of it was illustration and parts of it was real. Is Jesus really a temple made of brick and clay and stone? Christians will say that part was a illustration of John 2:19 but I again ask Jesus was switching back and forth from real to illustration according to Christians. The point is that Jesus was using the temple as an illustration of his death and resurrection showing the Jews that if they killed him(Destroy) Just like the temple was brought up he would be brought up again by Jehovah God. The Jews thought he was talking about the temple building but when they heard about his resurrection they remembered what he said and knew he was talking about his person.Other things that would have to be made clear to me is the Father and The Holy Spirit are both Spirit and never had a body of flesh so how does Jesus fit into this Trinity? Bodily resurrectioners argue strongly that Jesus is still flesh and bone and they believe that 1Tim 2:5 which states "a man" is mediator. But does not revelation say the"lamb" is on the throne. So do christians believe there is a real lamb ruling with God in heaven? All in all you cannot pick and chose what parts of a verse is real and what parts are figurative.

  • Sulla

    Is this some sort of very subtle joke?

  • Perry

    Yes, it was amazing.

    19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up . 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building , and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said .

    "And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 "See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have," ( Luke 24:38-39 ).


  • Bella15

    By the way you express yourself I can see you don't consider yourself a Christian? You talk of Christians like if you were Muslin, Hindu, Budhist? What faith do you profess?

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