Our bodies matter! Good article

This is a strong article, Sex without bodies, in Christianity Today.  I don’t think I ever put my finger on this common theme of the LGBT movement.  They think that only whats in our hearts matter, and our bodies are irrelevant.  This is totally contradictory to the Christian faith.

The Bible affirms that God made us as men and women, both made in his image.  Together we reflect God.  (Gen 1-2).  Our bodies are fallen and broken but still essentially good.  They matter.  God cares about what we do with our bodies.  For Christians, they are temples or houses of the Holy Spirit.  He wants us to take care of our bodies, and for us to be healthy.  He wants us to live as men and women, that he created us to be.

This is why the incarnation of Jesus and the resurrection from the dead are some of the most important of all Christian beliefs.  Think about it.  God didn’t just appear to be a man and live among us.  He didn’t just talk to us from the sky.  He became flesh and blood, and was even born as a baby!  Jesus, the God-man, walked the earth, ate, pooped, cried, laughed, and lived bodily.  This is one of the most amazing mysteries, God made flesh.  But it is so beautiful.  It affirms how much God cares for us.  It affirms the lengths God would go to be with us so intimately.  And it shows us how important and GOOD bodies are.  Bodies aren’t bad.  They are good.  Good enough for our God to take on flesh.

And the resurrection of the dead is equally important.  Jesus rose from the dead and conquered death.  He didn’t just die for us so that our souls can float to heaven.  He rose from the dead as the firstfruits so that we can also be raised from the dead to take on new wonderful bodies (1 Cor. 15).

Our bodies are good.  They matter.  We can’t just do whatever we want with them.

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One comment on “Our bodies matter! Good article

  1. Roger says:

    Inhabiting a body is a part of the human experience. Each of us is to honor our body just as we do our mind and our spirit.

    The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual all encompass one another. To separate them is a mistake in my estimation.

    Jesus was flesh and blood and a child of God just like all of us are. I think his greatest gift was to show the rest of mankind what they are capable of. He serves as a great role model for all of us in how he loved others.

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