Resurrection of the Dead: 1. Will be simultaneous both of the just and the unjust
(John 5:28,29; Romans 2:6-16; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10)
2. The qualities of the resurrection body will be different from those
of the body laid in the grave
(1 Corinthians 15:53,54; Philippians 3:21)
3. but its identity will nevertheless be preserved. It will still be
the same body
(1 Corinthians 15:42-44) which rises again.
4. As to the nature of the resurrection body,
a. it will be spiritual
(1 Corinthians 15:44) i.e., a body adapted to the
use of the soul in its glorified state, and to all the
conditions of the heavenly state;
b. glorious, incorruptible, and powerful
(1 Corinthians 15:54)
c. like unto the glorified body of Christ
5. Christ's resurrection secures and illustrates that of his people."
a. Because his resurrection seals and consummates his redemptive
power; and the redemption of our persons involves the
redemption of our bodies
b. Because of our federal and vital union with Christ
(1 Corinthians 15:21,22; 1 Thessalonians 4:14)
c. Because of his Spirit which dwells in us making our bodies his
(1 Corinthians 6:15; Romans 8:11)
d. Because Christ by covenant is Lord both of the living and the
e. This same federal and vital union of the Christian with Christ
likewise causes the resurrection of the believer to be similar
to as well as consequent upon that of Christ"
(1 Corinthians 15:49)
(Philippians 3:21; 1 John 3:2) Hodge's Outlines of Theology.