Section 3: Humanity
Week 2: God Created Us Body and Soul
Day 5: Our Bodies and Souls Will Be Reunited One Day
One of my favorite songs is Audio Adrenaline’s “Big House,” which tries to paint a picture of what heaven is like. It imagines us sitting around a table eating good food and playing football out in the yard. In the previous section, we said the soul and body are separated at death. Now, it’s pretty hard to throw a football without an arm or run without legs. So does Audio Adrenaline have it all wrong?
Well, I don’t know exactly what we’ll be doing in heaven, but I do know the Bible says our bodies and souls will be reunited one day. Paul, for example, says, “The Spirit of him who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you” (Rom. 8:11).
God doesn’t intend for us to go through eternity in a disembodied state. He created us with a body for a reason, and his plan hasn’t changed. That’s why the resurrection of our bodies is a major part of our hope as Christians.
Read Rom. 8, 1 Cor. 15, Phil. 3:7-11, 1 Thess. 4:14-16.
How do you feel about the prospect of a resurrected body? Does it excite you or would you prefer going through eternity as a disembodied soul? Why?