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FAQ ID # 256
Last Update : 2007/02/12
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Question / Issue
If when we die we continue to live what is the purpose of the resurection?

Answer / Solution

The purpose is to get a new body.  Read 1 Corinthians 12 and 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18.  The dead bodies of the righteous are referred to as being asleep.  Their souls are with the Lord because Paul says they come back with Jesus and receive their new bodies.  The righteous-dead are alive and conscious with the Lord (see Philippians 1:21-23; 2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Revelation 6:9-11; Mark 12:27).

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