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November 11, 2005 at 9:48 pm #1152AnonymousInactive
[color=green:w0jchc70]365 The unity of soul and body is so profound that one has to consider the soul to be the “form” of the body: i.e., it is because of its spiritual soul that the body made of matter becomes a living, human body; spirit and matter, in man, are not two natures united, but rather their union forms a single nature. [/color:w0jchc70]
How does one reconcile the above to the reality that heaven is mostly talked about as a spiritual reality? How do you have a physical body in a spiritual world? Let me know your thoughts.
~VictorNovember 12, 2005 at 3:16 pm #5515AnonymousInactiveDecember 1, 2005 at 5:23 am #5528AnonymousInactive
Peace be with all!
My thoughts on this are more metaphysical, the definition for this I like is:
It means that which is beyond what can be grasped by the senses. The term comes from Aristotle, who meant by it some form of theological philosophy, but it means something else in today’s world. The modern media often use the word to mean the same thing as ‘spiritual’. There is lots of overlap, but the two words refer to different things. ‘Spiritual’ refers to the realm of spirits. ‘Metaphysical’ refers to that which underlies everything, of which spirits are a part. Metaphysics’ deals with questions like, “what is real?”, “what is important?” and “what is true?”.
We tend to think of Spiritual matters as Ghosts and Ghasts. This type of thinking is bound to dimensional concepts. Since God created ALL, and outside his creation (which includes time and our reality), then I feel that the Union of the Soul and Body exists non-dimensional. Therefore it is a mystery to us and beyond our comprehension. Just because we cannot conceptualize or understand an idea or concept with our knowledge does not make it so.
Quite frankly, any God I can understand, needs close investigation and I need to be confined to a nice padded room!January 23, 2006 at 7:30 pm #5775AnonymousInactive
You will not have a phyicly body in heaven purly because it is un pure of heaven. Only someone who is completley without sin, like the Virgin Mary of Jesus, can be in heaven with a physical body.January 23, 2006 at 8:48 pm #5777About Catholics TeamKeymaster
After the second coming we will be reunited with our bodies.
I forget the references, but that’s what we believe.
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