DOES GOD HAVE A BODY?

 

Scriptures are cited from the King James (Authorized) Version, unless stated otherwise.

 

Question: Does God have a body?

 

Answer: The Bible clearly proves that God is not simply a great mind without a body, but that

He has both, as are shown in the following points: (1) Jesus stated that He has a shape

(John 5: 37); (2) The resurrected Spirit, Jesus, is in His image (1 Corinthians 15: 45)

(2 Corinthians 3: 17) (Colossians 1: 15); (3) Christ’s Body, or Bride , the saints, will have spirit

bodies like His (1 Corinthians 15: 40-49; 51-54) (1 John 3: 2) (2 Peter 1: 4); and (4) they will see

His face (Revelation 22: 4), which cannot be done with a bodiless mind, because it would not

have a face (for a face implies a body, though not necessarily a material body); and (5) the scene

of Exodus 33: 18-23 clearly proves that God has a body. Furthermore, God must have a body

that consists of a spirit substance, and His having heaven as His abode also implies this

(Psalm 73: 25) (Ecclesiastics 5: 2) (Matthew 5: 16).

 

The Scriptures, in ascribing immortality to God, imply that His body consists of life principle,

which seems to be the thought of John 5: 26: “The Father hath life in himself,” that is, inherent

life, self-existence. This passage implies that God has immortality because He has life in

Himself, that is, His very essence is immortality.

 

Furthermore, we know that God has a soul (Hebrews 10: 38). And His soul, like every other

soul, consists of two parts: life principle and a body. Therefore, it seems that His body must

consist of life principle. And if God’s body consists of life principle, we can readily see why He

must be immortal – death-proof; for the death of any individual is the separation of the life

principle from the body.

 

Therefore, if God’s body consists of life principle, it follows that there can be no separation of

life principle from His body, since His body is life principle. Jesus also attained immortality,

“life in himself” (John 5: 26) in His resurrection. This is also true of the saints, His Bride, in

their resurrection (1 Corinthians 15: 53, 54, 45-49) (2 Peter 1: 4) (1 John 3: 2). Therefore, the

highest order in the spirit world, God, Jesus and His Bride – those of the Divine nature – having

self-existence, immortality, would seem to have bodies consisting of life principle.

 

That no other spirit beings have such bodies, and hence are not immortal, is proven by the fact

that Lucifer (Isaiah 14: 12-20), now Satan, a cherub (Ezekiel 28: 14, 16), and thus a member of

the highest order of the other spirit orders, will be destroyed (Isaiah 14: 15; 27: 1)

(Ezekiel 28: 16-19) (Hebrews 2: 14).

 

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