Resurrection and Blood – Joseph Smith’s Take

Joseph Smith’s ideas about resurrection were derived like much of his teaching, from “hands on” experience combined with exegesis. Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out where one ends and the other begins. Our review of favorite posts over the past year continues with Resurrection and What’s *that* in Your Veins?

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Resurrection and What’s *that* in Your Veins?

Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians reads (15:50) “Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” That together with other statements in the same chapter suggest one of many clear differences in the resurrected body and the mortal body. Combining this with the account of the gospels and the resurrected Jesus, visible, touchable, etc. (“not a spirit”) led, essentially from the beginnings of post-apostolic Christianity, to lots of explosive argument about the nature of a resurrected body. Those arguments are still on the side-burner today, and they formed a prominent place in the religion of Joseph Smith’s era. Read more of this post