Q&A: Does Jesus Have a Body?

Does Jesus Have a Body?

Question

Since Jesus' ascension, what "form" is he in now in heaven? Does he have a body?

Answer

When Jesus was resurrected, he was bodily raised from the dead. He still has this body, and will retain it for all eternity. All the resurrection accounts in the gospels and all the post-resurrection, pre-ascension appearances of Jesus indicate his bodily resurrection (Matt. 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21). No passage in the Bible teaches that he no longer has this body. Perhaps one of the best passages to support the doctrine that Christ has a body, however, is 1 Corinthians 15. This chapter teaches that in the resurrection we too will have new bodies, and that Christ already has a new body.


Answer by Ra McLaughlin

Ra McLaughlin is Vice President of Finance and Administration at Third Millennium Ministries.