New Bodies Or Different Bodies?

Q. Will our earthly bodies be changed into glorified bodies, or will our earthly bodies be left here on earth when we are raptured, while we are then given new glorified bodies. This question has an effect on dead believers’ bodies, too. Will their dead earthly bodies be resurrected and changed to glorified bodies, or will the dead bodies just remain on earth while their spirits are given new glorified bodies?

A. I’ve answered questions like this before but it bears repeating. According to 1 Cor. 15:51 the bodies of living believers will be instantaneously changed from mortal to immortal. As for the dead in Christ, physical bodies decay into dust very quickly after death. Their dead bodies no longer exist and won’t be brought back to life. Their spirits, who left to be with the Lord at the time of death, will be given new resurrection bodies at the time of the rapture.

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