Sorry this has taken so bloody long for me to finish…
The resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
I have been dragging my feet when it comes to dealing with this part. It’s not that I don’t want to be done with this topic; I just don’t really know how to explain my thoughts. So, bear with me while I try to put my thoughts into words.
I believe that Jesus when before all of us when it comes to death and resurrection. So if anyone has questions about how our resurrection will be we should look to him. When Jesus came back, he wasn’t just some ghost or spirit. He was solid, corporal. He had an actual, physical, body. You can see this when he proves to Thomas that he is back from the dead. Thomas puts his hand on the wounded side and pierced hands of Jesus. He touched him: physical contact.
We will follow after Christ. We will, in my understanding, come back in the end days as an actual physical being. I don’t really know how it will work, or what the details of it will be; but I know it will happen.
That being said, it implies that we will still exist come the day of the resurrection. We have a life that will not end even when it does. The Book of Revelation is very adamant about the idea that people will have life everlasting if they believe in Jesus as lord and savior. There is an image, which John paints, of a New Jerusalem where the believers all live together and Jesus rules over the people. That is an image that has me excited for whatever may come.
Looking back, there isn’t a whole lot that I really needed to question in the Creed. Most of it felt like second nature as I started to pick it apart. However, there were some statements in the creed that through me for a loop as I took them apart. In the end, I think it was a beneficial exercise for me. I always have fun doing things like this. :-)