The Berean Expositor
Volume 21 - Page 160 of 202
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of the body precludes all idea of improving or the divesting of this present mortal body.
It remains mortal even after salvation. The "outward man" of Paul was perishing, like
that of the ungodly.
We do not find substantiation in Scripture for the claims of the various cults of
healing. Rather are we told that true, full and complete deliverance from "this body of
death" will only realized at the true adoption, the redemption of the body. The most
effective anticipation of that blessed day of emancipation we may gather from the
apostle's words: "the Spirit of adoption"; "the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from
the dead"; "the life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who
loved me and gave Himself for me" (Gal. 2: 20).
Nothing deeper or fuller than a survey of the subject has been attempted in this article,
yet we already have a sense of rest and satisfaction in the bare contemplation of the
completeness of the material and its onward movement to resurrection glory. This we
trust will deepen and grow as the other key-passage are considered.