KEY SCRIPTURE: “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; touch me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as you see that I HAVE”. NWT Luke 24:39
With great love and passion do I share these thoughts with my brothers and sisters of JEHOVAH’S witnesses. It is the teaching of the watchtower and tract society that Jesus did not resurrect with his body but resurrected as a spirit, but he took on a human form when he appeared to the disciples. This is a very serious statement because our salvation according Romans 10:9 is linked to our believe in the fact that Jesus died and resurrected bodily (please understand that we say resurrection, because the body which was dead rises up. Resurrection is never associated with the spirit.)
Our key scripture is a quotation from the New World Translation. I would want the JW’S to have an open approach not an apprehensive one because it comes from their own Bible. In this story, the Lord Jesus after His resurrection appeared to his disciples who were terrified because they assumed, they were seeing a spirit. The Lord then answered as follows. “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; touch me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as you see that I have.” Please dear brother or sister listen to the statement of the Lord, He said see it is I myself and that a spirit does not have flesh and bones. To assure them that it was a real human body he asked for fish which he ate in their presence.” So, they handed him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it before their eyes.” Luke 24:42&43. In the light of this, what evidence again do you need to get to know that Jesus resurrected bodily? To say he was a spirit who took on human form or appearance means He lied by saying He is not a spirit. Jesus is the truth and cannot lie.
Dear brothers and sisters the teaching about Jesus bodily resurrection, is a very important fact that, anyone who seeks to be saved must accept and believe. Let’s read Romans 10:9 from the New World Translation.” For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.” You cannot be saved without believing that Jesus bodily resurrected from the dead. Now, how on earth would anyone attempt to deny such an open truth? I realize there is a powerful force behind these teachers to lead men astray. The truth has been made clear to you, don’t stay in error. You can say the following prayer from your heart to receive Jesus as your Lord and savior.
Dear heavenly father, forgive me for holding on to error concerning the bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I confess Him as my Lord and believe that He resurrected in His body. Thank you for saving my soul.
John 2:19 & 21KJV” Jesus answered and said unto them, destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” But he spake of the temple of his body.
John 20:27 KJV “Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing”.