Resurrection Taxidermy

Resurrection Taxidermy

The sign on the little building read: Resurrection Taxidermy.  Taxidermy is the art of taking the skin of an animal and arranging it over a form to make it appear living again.  It’s only an illusion.  While the animal may be forever preserved, it’s not alive.

The Christian doctrine of resurrection isn’t the rearrangement of skin over a lifeless skeleton.

When Jesus died, His body was buried (Luke 23:50-56).  Three days later, His spirit returned to the body that was in the grave and that body returned to life (1 Cor 15:42-44). This is resurrection.

The same body that went into the grave is the body that came out of the grave: nail wounds and all! (Luke 24:39-40). This body, still sporting nail scars in the hands and feet, and a spear wound in his side, is the body that came to life (John 20:26-29). It is the body that Jesus still has, and is the body He will return in one day.

The Bible says that we all – redeemed  (1 Cor 15:50-55) and the wicked (Revelation 20:11-15) – will be resurrected too, and spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell.


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