The Question Box
Question: When Our Lord Jesus Christ comes for His own, and the dead in Christ are raised, where will they rise from — from the grave, or from above?
Answer: The bodies of the redeemed will be raised from the grave. Their souls and spirits, which have been with Christ from the moment of death (for to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, 2 Cor. 5:8), will be united with their bodies. Thus the risen, glorified bodies of believers will be incorruptible (1 Cor. 15:52) from that time forth and for all eternity.
(Please send all questions to Dr. James T. Naismith, 66 Morgandale Cresc., Scarborough, Ont., M1W 1S3.)