The Church of

Brotherly Love

Philadelphia

Two Natures

The apostle Paul says that there are two natures, two bodies. 

            

             1 Cor 15:42-48

             42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural    body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. KJV

 

So when Paul says in Romans 6, that when we were baptized into his death that we may be like him in his resurrection, he is saying that the natural body (the old man) was crucified with Christ and that the new body (new man) is raised from the dead.

When in Romans 6:11, Paul says to reckon your old man to be dead…(unto sin) he is saying that we are to think of, or stand in the position of our old man, ‘our/self’ to be dead.

 

Galatians 2:20 in the KJV: I ( the old man) have been crucified with Christ, nevertheless, I (the new man) live, yet not I. Christ lives in me.

 

Other versions of 2:20 says I (the old man) has been crucified with Christ. I ( the old man) no longer live.

 

Also:

             2 Cor 5:1-2

             For we know that if our earthly house (the earthly body) of this              tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not              made with hands (our resurrected body which we are), eternal in the              heavens. (we are seated in heavenly places Eph 2:6)

 

In referring back to the the ideas contained on the page The grateful dead, we see that by embracing the death of the Cross, we embrace the resurrected life through faith in the Christ’s death burial and resurrection. We are one with him in his suffering and in his outpouring of love for a lost and dying humanity.

  

             2 Cor 4:10-12

             10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the              life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live              are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus              might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death worketh in              us, but life in you. KJV

 

Note: Creating a Sober World is our outreach to a lost humanity. Living the crucified life, we share our experience of death burial and resurrection.

Rev 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; ….8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. KJV

 

 

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