What does it mean that Jesus resurrected in flesh?

We know that Jesus really resurrected, that is not remained just a flesh-less spirit.

But what does this mean? What is the difference between being a ghost or a real man, when it comes to a body which is able to enter into a room with closed doors, to change the face to be unrecognized, but also able to be touched, and even to eat?

(1Pet. 3:18) “being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit”.

My interpretation is the following: Jesus Christ is the “living God” as prophesied in the Old Testament. Yes, because every verse of Old Testament witnesses about Jesus, accordingly (Jn. 5:39) “You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.”

To be living it means that he can touch, get an item in his hands, build a mechanism such as a clock from physical details. This means that He is able to operate in our world, unlike flesh-less spirits which at most are able only to communicate with living people and ask them to do something in this material world, not to act in the world directly.

This means that Jesus Christ is in a spiritual body after His resurrection, but His spirit is so powerful that he can be called truly alive.


One more reason to do scientific research

Matthew 25:

33 He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.   34 Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;   35 for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.   36 I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’
37  “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink?   38 When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you?   39 When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’
40  “The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’   41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;   42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;   43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
44  “Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’
45  “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’   46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

I am a volunteer who does mathematical research.

Previously I thought I do it just for fun. I assumed that the mankind will be wiped out by a comet as described in Apocalypse, but now I understand: I need to do my best to help the people. The best thing I can do is to advance my scientific research. So I should do it. I thought that there is no reason to help people as it is not spiritual but useless matter. Now I’ve realized Christ wants me to help people, because helping poor is to help Christ himself. So I should serve by my scientific research.

On meditation and Christian religion

Some Christian preachers teach: “You should not meditate (in the sense of eastern religions), because a part of meditation act is not-to-think.”

I doubt this:

(Matthew 24:44) “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

(Luke 12:40) “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.”

Jesus comes to us when you do not think! Maybe we should not follow eastern religions in how to meditate, but we should sometimes not to think, so that Jesus to come to us.

Why Jesus needed to be tempted?

(Hebrews 2:17-18) “17 Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

Have you ever wondered about Heb. 2:18? Jesus already knows all what means that He knows all situations. Isn’t it enough to help those who are tempted? why he himself should be tempted in order to help others? This looks like a very difficult question.

I do not know the answer in details but propose this explanation:

Jesus needs to suffer and be tempted himself so that when He helps somebody, the opposition would not be able to say: He tries to help tempted persons which he himself was not tempted and did not suffered.

It is only a possible theory. I welcome you to discuss in comments to this blog post possible explanations.

Should blessing happen always?

Some preachers say that because Christ already suffered for us, we should never suffer anymore.

Do I agree with this opinion?

My opinion on this question is twofold:

On the first hand, if we are in a trouble, there is always a way to lay it upon Christ and not to suffer ourselves.

On the second hand, we need to be like Christ and Christ suffered for benefit of others. (Even though it was not obvious that his sufferings benefit others.)

So, what? In every trouble (except of suffering of Christ himself) there is a better way without a trouble. But also when we are not in a trouble, there is a better way to suffer for others and receive an even greater blessing afterward as a reward in participating in suffering of Christ.

The example of Christ is intended to show that the greatest blessing happens after a trouble.

However, in every trouble I recommend to seek a way how to exit from it with help of God, not to remain in a trouble.

On the formula for trinity of God

Continuing this blog post:

It is clear that the set of all predicates true for God bijectively corresponds to the set of all predicates true for Christ (with some bijection F). (All properties of God “directly correspond” to properties of Christ, in mundane language.)

It could be taken as a formal definition of the “trinity” relations between God’s persons.

But later I notice the simple fact that every two objects X and Y correspond in this way to each other: the set of all predicates true for X bijectively corresponds to the set of all predicates true for Y (take the bijection F which exchanges X and Y values of the arguments of the predicates).

So my “theory” of trinity is found not to have sense.

Well, I believe it should have sense, but we need to restrict the set of allowed bijections F to functions which preserve the essence of properties of God. What is “the essence”? I do not know.

Lord of lords, and King of kings

Do you want Jesus to be your king and your lord?

(Rev. 17:14) “… he is Lord of lords, and King of kings…”

Thus for he to be your king, you yourself need to be a king!

To be a king means to control events around you. You should control events with prayer and word, in force of Holy Spirit, if you want to submit to Jesus. He isn’t a kind of regular persons, he is a king of kings!