The Incorruptible Temple

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? -1 Corinthians 6:19

This body, Paul says, is the temple of the Holy Ghost; and where the Holy Ghost dwells in a body, He not only sanctifies it, but renders it eternal. The temple of the Holy Ghost is as eternal as the Holy Ghost. You may demolish other temples and their gods too, but the Holy Ghost cannot die, nor “can His temple perish.” Shall this body which has once had the Holy Ghost in it be always food for worms? Shall it never be seen more, but be like the dry bones of the valley? No; the dry bones shall live, and the temple of the Holy Ghost shall be built up again. Though the legs, the pillars, of that temple fall-though the eyes, the windows of it be darkened, and those that look out of them see no more, yet God shall re-build this fabric, re-light the eyes, and restore its pillars and regild it with beauty, yea, “this mortal shall put on immortality, and this corruptible put on incorruption.

If Christ rose from the dead then all His people must; that if there be no resurrection, then is Christ not risen…As Christ actually rose from the dead, flesh and bones, so shall we. Christ was not a spirit when He rose from the dead; His body could be touched. Did not Thomas put his hand into His side? and did not Christ say, “Handle Me, and see. A spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see Me have.”…There is one body for the soul here, and another body for the spirit up there; and yet it shall be the same body that will rise again from the grave; the same I say in identity, though not in glory or in adaptation. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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