Eschatology

 

 

The saved will have wings in the resurrection

 

 

 

Ellen Gould White, the prophetess of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, taught that the resurrected bodies of the saints will have wings: ‘We gathered about Jesus, and just as He closed the gates of the city, the curse was pronounced upon the wicked. The gates were shut. Then the saints used their wings and mounted to the top of the wall of the city" (Early Writings, p. 53).

 

Confutation

 

The resurrected bodies of the saints will have no wings, for their bodies will be like Christ’s resurrected body, as it is written that Jesus “will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body” (Philippians 3:21 – NIV), and we know that Jesus’ resurrected body did not have wings.

This does not mean, however, that our resurrected body will not be able to change location instantly without using our feet, but it simply means that we won’t need wings to do it. Jesus, after His resurrection, even though His resurrected body did not have wings, was able to change his bodily location at will; likewise our bodies will be able to do the same.

 

 

 

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