“Amen, and thanks for noting with great scriptural evidence the significance of the resurrection as support for the timing issue.”
Thanks to God. The whole chapter is about resurrection, with that, or “risen” occurring at least 17 times, and is the continuing subject immediately before the text at issue. Moreover, to have Jesus being created as a spirit in v. 45 would be contrary to the order of v. 46, in which it is stated that that which is spiritual is not first, “but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual,” and which is contrary to what is stated concerning creation, as it is the invisible which gives birth to the visible. (Heb. 11:3)
In the subject of resurrection however, the incarnated Son of God became a life-giving spirit thru His death and resurrection, life giving because He makes the converted soul spiritually alive who was dead in sins and trespasses, so that the believer lives in the spirit, (Gal. 5:25) and spirit because that is essentially his nature, though not simply being a spirit but one with a “spiritual body,” which is what believer will have. How such can eat food and yet come through locked doors is beyond our knowledge, but that is what is revealed in the texts sited, and such is the nature of the spiritual world.
Rendering this as speaking about Jesus being created requires wresting the text out of its immediate context and supposing that Paul is introducing a novel doctrine which is contrary to what he and the other writers say on the issue. Such attempts typically evidence the extremes some will go to in seeking to construe contradictions out of texts which in reality are part of the complementary nature of Divine revelation.
“the table on the uses of “ginomai”. That’s quite a list.”
And in which makes it obvious that it is by no way restricted as referring to coming into existence. And that translation is no easy thing.
Wonderfully said, thanks be to God. In his sermon yesterday our Pastor touched on our spiritual bodies. In joking about playing a harp on a cloud for eternity he affirmed that we will not only have bodies but will be DOING things in Heaven. That is, in addition to worshiping. I really don't know, but it's interesting to think about.