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What Is A Celestial Body

How would you describe the difference between a Celestial body and a terrestrial body?

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 ---mima on 8/12/06
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Francis
so which one is which?
---andy3996 on 9/7/11

Marylyn monroe terrestrial body because she is dead and burried in the ground

Rosanne barr
Celestial body because she is alive and can praise god in her mortal body
---Francis on 9/8/11


francis,

QUIT IT !!!

that was too funny.

ROFL
---James_L on 9/7/11

Ha. It was.
---Trav on 9/7/11


Francis
so which one is which?
---andy3996 on 9/7/11


francis,

QUIT IT !!!

that was too funny.

ROFL
---James_L on 9/7/11


How would you describe the difference between a Celestial body and a terrestrial body?

Marylyn monroe

Rosanne barr
---francis on 9/7/11




The celestial body is the divine in us. We are spirit living inside physical, earthly bodies. That celestial self develops through meditation,quiet contemplation, prayer. Paul knew this. It is heart centred. The material,earth body focuses on material things and eventually dies.The celestial self lives forever--eternal life, which is why scriptural teachings focus so much on the spiritual. If the celestial body (linked with heaven which is all spirit) is the most important part of us, we should be developing that, not focusing so much on our material bodies.
---T.Ruth on 9/7/11


Celestial= heavenly. the being whom fought with Jacob and changed his name to Israel, angels, the three who came to Abraham and went to deliever lot from Sodom and Amorah. Terrestrial= earthly. humans made from the soil.
---Eloy on 5/29/08


I generally haven't heard the terms "celestial" and "terrestrial" used in Christian circles often, although I believe that they are used in Mormon theology (and they also have "telestial" which is somewhere inbetween)
---StrongAxe on 5/29/08


In science, celestial bodies are those bodies we see on the "heavens" or sky. These are the stars (that includes our sun), moon, and the planets.
---Bebet3754 on 5/29/08


Yes>>>Celestial bodies>>> Heavenly bodies. Terrestrial bodies>>>Earthly bodies. Got it?
---catherine on 5/27/07




I believe that St. Paul used these terms to draw contrasts, comparing this contrasts to the difference between stars (celestial bodies) and what we find on earth (terrestrial bodies).

He was not talking about different kinds of SOMATA or orders of beings.
---Jack on 5/27/07


Amen Debbie,

I'll take some of that, meaning I agree totally. That was beautiful & without guile. You go girl! Could not have said it better myself. :o) You articulated your thoughts well, obviously lead by the Spirit of God.
Bless you for sharing.
---joseph on 1/2/07


#1 Celestial body is a heavenly body and a terrestial body is an earthly body. study: I Cor. 15:35 The resurrection is life out of death. Nature says "That which thou sowest is not quickened except it die." The farmer knows this to be true of a grain of corn, or wheat, or pumpkin seed. Tho' he cannot understand how it can be that life springs out of a decaying seed, yet he never hesitates to sow.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


#2 "God giveth it a body, (Paul does not let nature have the glory of producing its own kind) as it hath pleased Him." Exactly so does He in raising the dead; for the phrase, "so also is the resurrection of the dead," refers to every item mentioned concerning natural things. God gives each sleeping saint a body as it hath pleased Him. Yes, "and to every seed its own body." Wheat springs into wheat; corn into corn; etc.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


#3 This language about certain bodies coming from certain seeds, and the comparison of four kinds of flesh ( I Cor. 15:39) indicate that in the resurrection the bodies of believers will differ in their state and appearance. Still keep in mind (I Cor. 15:42 ), the racer for the prize in Philippians expects "the body of our humiliation to be transformed into the likeness of the body of His (Jesus') glory" - Philippians 3:21.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


#4 But according to I Cor. 15:40,41, not every glorified body will be thus transformed. "There is one glory, of the sun and another glory of the moon, etc." Some saints will share with Jesus in the highest, or "sun glory;" and their bodies, like His, will radiate that transcendent glory. Their bodies will be like the body of His glory, not simply like the bodies of "moon glory," or "star glory." Tho' they are all incorruptible, they differ in brilliance.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


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#5 Example: Gold is brighter than silver, and a diamond brighter than gold. The resurrected body will be incorruptible, glorious, powerful and spiritual. The reason for all this is shown by the contrast between the two federal heads. I Cor. 15:45-49: The first Adam was never spiritual; but only natural and soulish. He was subject to sin, and hence to decay. To see this is to lose all hope of ever improving the old creation, or of simply purging it from sin and restoring it to Adam's state before he fell.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


#6 What profit in that? He could fail and fall again. But the Last Adam came, not only a living personality, but a life-giving spirit. Adam transmitted life; but Jesus gives life where there is none. He was heavenly; Adam was earthy. Jesus was spiritual; He moved by the Holy Spirit. Adam moved by his own volition. Likewise now, to be spiritual is to be moved by the Spirit of God instead of natural impulse.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


#7 "As is the Heavenly One, such are they also that are heavenly ones." Then of course follows the next verse - "and as we have borne the image of the earthy one," weakness corruptibility, dishonor, "we shall also bear the image of the Heavenly One," incorruptibility, glory, honor, spirituality, power.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


Celestial is an angel, Terrestrial is a demon.
---Leslie on 12/31/06


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So, to finish what Paul was talking about in 1Cor.15: His point was that our spiritual bodies will be much different than our present earthly, physical bodies! Paul often elaborates on topics that were begun by Jesus Himslef; in this case, what Jesus had already told the Pharisees about the Resurrection (cf. Mt.22:29f.; Luke 20:34f.).
---danie9374 on 8/25/06


[4] differs from star in glory.") just as he did 'seeds' (cf. to their full-grown plants) and the different 'flesh' of various animals before this. So, using "celestial" vs. "terrestial" is just fine in v.40 as they are speaking of planets, etc. vs. whatever Paul had in mind on our planet earth.
---danie9374 on 8/25/06


[3] Well, THIS IS WHAT I GET FOR LOOKING AT THE DETAILS FIRST, AND ALSO POSTING BEFORE COMPLETING MY WHOLE REPLY! I was wrong WHEN I SAID BELOW that v.40 has "nothing to do with stars, planets, etc."!!! As I tell others, I shoud have read the context of vv. 35-44 first. It's obvious that Paul is using what we see in the sky as an example (v.41; "There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star... [cont.]
---danie9374 on 8/25/06


[2] the Latin Vulgate: "corpora caelestia et corpora terrestria" ('corpora'=body). But Latin is often used for making our scientific words in English, so some interesting 'crossovers' can appear when reading the KJV Bible! The NASB translates this verse as: "There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another." So, what is Paul referring to here?! [Cont.]
---danie9374 on 8/25/06


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[1] Mima: It seems you must be talking about Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 15:40 (KJV), which have nothing to do with stars, planets, etc. The Geneva Bible used the words heavenly and earthly bodies (which are the literal meanings of the Greek words 'sOmata epourania' and 'sOmata epigeia' from 'ouranios'=heaven and 'geios'=earth), but the KJV followed Tyndale, who actually got those words directly from... [cont.]
---danie9374 on 8/25/06


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