We are humans: soul, spirit, and body.
Not too many are terribly bothered or upset by being a soul and spirit. Yet we often find the human body problematic.
We consider life in the human body, for such is how God made us, and it was originally good (Genesis 1:1-2:3).
Yet the true dignity and worth of the human body can only be recognized in Jesus’ Incarnation: God Himself took on flesh and dwelt among us. If God can take on human form, and remain human in the resurrection, we should not begrudge ourselves the body and its value.
So the body is good but corrupted. Jesus was, and is, human. The faith remains far more than a set of disembodied doctrines; as the Gospel is the story of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, ascension, lordship, and imminent return, so our lives should reflect the Gospel in practice.
God desires each and every one of us to be saved and to embody Jesus in our lives. Yet none of us, individually, can truly embody Jesus; the embodiment of Jesus is found in His body, the church.
The Venice church of Christ seeks to embody Jesus in Los Angeles. We welcome you to come and be with us; click here for more information or to contact us!