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Scriptures are cited from the King James (Authorized) Version, unless stated otherwise.

Question: Does John 2: 19-21 prove that Jesus’ resurrection body was to be a fleshly body?

Answer: John 2: 19-21 reads: “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.”

When Jesus spoke of raising the temple of His body, He was referring to the antitypical Temple (1 Corinthians 3: 16, 17) (2 Corinthians 6: 16) (Ephesians 2: 19-22), the Church, His Body (Romans 12: 5) (1 Corinthians 12: 12-27). Jesus promised that even if enemies killed the Body members He would raise them up on the third day. According to Bible chronology, Jesus spoke in the 5th 1,000-year day from Adam’s fall in 4127 B.C. But on the 3rd 1,000-year from then, the 7th from Adam’s fall, in which we are now living, He raises the Body members up and they live and reign with Him (Revelation 20: 4, 6).