Unformatted text preview: visits the tomb. Another instance concerns the stone blocking the tomb. In some Gospels, it is already rolled back, while in others, angels roll it back. 1 Corinthians brings up a question. It talks about how God gives a body as he chooses. From this, I gather that Jesus did not necessarily come back in human form, but perhaps took a spiritual or angelic shape. There is no way to answer this, but I wonder what he actually returned as. The passages make me have contradicting views on it. For instance, Luke 24 says “Jesus appears in their midst”, which alludes that he just showed up, almost supernaturally. This makes me think he returned as a spirit. However, in John 20, Mary Magdalene didn’t recognize Jesus at first, mistaking him for a gardener. This obviously hints that Jesus was in human form since there is no way someone would think a spirit was a gardener....
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- Spring '11
- Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of Mark, Gospel of Luke, Mary Magdalene