If Jesus died in our place why do we still die?
So, this is a question that has been bugging me for a little bit and I can't seem to find a concrete answer. If Jesus died in our place why do we still die? I think it has to do with Him dieing under God's wrath so that we are no longer spiritually dead but alive. But I still don't understand why His physical death solves our spiritual death but not our physical death. I know there is an answer to this, I just can't seem to be able to figure it out.
Hi - thanks for your question. It's a great one!
The Bible says that even though we are saved from God's wrath through the sacrifice of Jesus, sin still remains a part of who we are. In Romans 7:24, the Apostle Paul talks about not being able to completely remove sin from his life and says "Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?"
Paul knows that while he has this human body, he will continue to sin. But in good news, God will give us perfect, heavenly bodies that are not affected by sin. 1 Corinthians 15:40 says "There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another."
So, to answer your question, in order for us to live sin-free in eternity, God gives us new, physical heavenly bodies when we die & go to be with him.
Our current bodies are ruined by sin. Our heavenly bodies will be perfect. It's another great gift from God through Jesus!