I can only note the Pauline language. Our current body is /psychikos/,
translated "natural," with the root meaning "breath," whence soul. I
assume that Adam's body was also "natural." We shall have a /pneumatikos/
body, with the root meaning "wind," then "breath," which is applied to
spirit. Assuming that our Lord received a spiritual body when he was
resurrected, it is something that can be felt, that can eat, but is
somehow less restricted by matter, though it can manipulate it,
apparently normally (the Lord prepared breakfast). However, I have no
idea what the experience of such a body would entail, and I'm not sure
how to test anyone's guess as to what it would be like. The only
information we have are the unscientific observations recorded by the
apostles. So I suspect the kind of answer you want is unavailable.
On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 16:57:01 -0600 Merv <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Thanks for this corrective, but question of tradition aside, I'm curious
if and how this would have been an issue for various church leaders in
history. You say most rejected it, and you mentioned a couple. So who
were the few (pre-YEC) leaders who embraced 'no death before the fall'
views? Did they catch flack for it from everybody else? Or is it fair
to say that, beyond theological curiosity, it just wasn't an important
issue until science came into its own?
Also I still hope for insights on what a 'transformed' body is and has
been taken to mean.
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