Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Alma 11:45

"Now, behold, I have spoken unto you concerning the death of the mortal body, and also concerning the resurrection of the mortal body.  I say unto you that this mortal body is raised to an immortal body, that is from death, even from the first death unto life, that they can die no more; their spirits uniting with their bodies, never to be divided; thus the whole becoming spiritual and immortal, that they can no more see corruption."
Alma 11:45

This verse happens during a conversation between Alma and Zeezrom. At the beginning of the conversation Zeezrom tries to bribe Alma to deny the existence of God, then to catch him in a lie through asking probing questions... and towards the end of the conversation, Zeezrom starts to believe that this guy is telling the truth.  It is a really interesting story.  Anyway, in this verse Alma is in the middle of explaining about death and judgment, and the difference between physical and spiritual death.  And this verse is cool because it kind of explains resurrection.  Our bodies and our spirits, which are separate now, will be united and become immortal.  Talk about amazing.  If you ever wished for the immortality superpower... you get it.  We all do. :)  I really like the part that says "that they can no more see corruption."  ... I think that this is talking about the processes surrounding death, where things break down or wear out, etc.  And that won't happen anymore... but in general too.  Nothing will become corrupt anymore... so, no sicknesses, right?  No acne, no hair falling out.  No physical pain?  Sounds really, really good. :)  Another awesome thing about the resurrection part is that everyone gets it.  Free participation gift from Christ for agreeing to come to Earth. :)  Overcoming spiritual death is a little harder, but I think we forget sometimes how ultra amazing this part is.  Someday we will all have perfect, immortal bodies... that's cool. :)  Today, let's thank God for this blessing, and work on accepting the other blessings that he offers.

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