I don’t think there is any evidence in nature that bodily resurrection can happen as we traditionally think of it. I think this is a misunderstanding of the resurrection.
I believe all of our intelligence, memories, and DNA code are found in our physical body, and when that physical body dies, all those things die and go to the grave with it. It is similar to the argument for reincarnation, which I also don’t believe. I don’t think the ego survives mortal death as any kind of spirit entity, either to resurrect or reincarnate, as we traditionally understand it.
It seems to me that all life that emerges from the earth is new life, with new ego that develops based on the personal experiences of that life in the world. There will be many more humans that are born on Earth in the future, many perhaps that will look very much just like us (our doppelgangers). But I don’t perceive they will have our same exact ego and self-identification together with all our same memories and experiences.
The ego emerges later in childhood development, as one begins to become aware of one’s self in the world, recognizes one’s self as a separate “self,” and this is the Fall of man from the Garden and the presence of God, as we begin to “know” our “selves,” as we eat from that tree of egoic “knowledge,” thinking we know of ourselves, and come to realize that we will die some day.
The Spirit of God that breathed life into us is the same Spirit that breaths life into these new organisms, but there is no ego to be found in that Spirit (which makes sense, since we have to subdue or lose our own ego in order to experience this Spirit). The Spirit is what animates us, that gives our organism life and our conscious awareness. When we die, that Spirit leaves this mortal body; the life and conscious awareness departs from this collection of atoms.
I perceive that it is our ego that demands that it exists forever, that yearns for it, that cannot fathom the idea of not being, and is terrified of death, and it uses all kinds of deception and delusion and error to convince us that it will continue, even going so far as to corrupt mystical spirituality and true religion to make us believe that it continues on in spirit and will once again inhabit a future body, and even become as God. No, I don’t think that happens.
The Spirit does inhabit future bodies, but there is no ego continuation in that Spirit from life to life, it seems to me. If we can experience the subsiding and death of our ego in consciousness during mortal life, we will become fully aware that we are not our ego, that it is not our true identity, that the ego is an illusion, a construction in consciousness, that it is mortal and temporary, and that what we truly are is this Spirit of God that inhabits us, this Life that is our Being and Awareness, the Great I AM THAT I AM. This is our true identity in God, this is what we really are, this is what prophets and mystics of old have told of time and time again, and this does continue on and on eternally in the form of new life and creation. Our true Self and identity in God as God, the God of Life, continues and has Eternal Life.
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But our ego, this son of perdition, is brought low, to the sides of the pit, and we come to look upon it and say:
“Who are you to make me fearful? who are you to make the earth to tremble, and shake kingdoms? where is thy glory? you wanted to be God, to ascend and be like the Most High? I can look upon thee now and see thee for what thou art. Thou art Lucifer, the one who was thrown out of God’s presence for rebellion, for believing you were separate and independent in the world, and not interconnected with all of life and creation, and for believing that you could take and use and destroy at will all of this creation and not hurt yourself in the process. I know what I am, and it is not you! I am a Beloved Son of God, a direct creation of God in God as God, even the Only Begotten. I am LIFE! I had to be transfigured to see it, my consciousness had to be altered to perceive its glory and wonder, even you ego had to go for me to witness it. But you, ego, are darkness in me. And I can judge between thee and God in me. Get thee hence, Satan, deceive me not, for I am the Only Begotten, the same as all Living Begotten Sons and Daughters of God in the world, this Light and Love and Being and Truth!“
And the ego will rant and rave, and cry with a loud voice, and say, “I am God, worship me!” But we will say to it, “Not your will, but God’s be done.” And the ego will be cast out, it will die, and we will be filled with the Holy Ghost, which bears record of the truth of all things, in all things, even God the Father and the Son which are in us and through us and all things, the Light of Truth, even Reality as it is. And we will go into the world and do God’s work and will, knowing God, being one in God, and God being one in us.
Resurrected beings are not egos that have come back from physical bodily death, of which we have no evidence; I perceive they are living mortal beings who have witnessed the death of their egos in consciousness, and whose minds are spiritually reborn because of it, resurrected to Life, who have eaten from that Tree of Life, and now intimately know their true Being, the I AM, their Life, their Consciousness, their True Identity as one in God and all things, forever and ever interconnected and joined and at-one with this vast ocean that we call Eternal Life and Creation and Cosmos, and this makes a world of difference in this life, while we live.
Jesus was crucified after he was thus resurrected, after he knew this Anointed Consciousness, not before. That is why he was a Christ/Messiah/Anointed in life and could say and teach and do the things he did. He realized his oneness with God while he lived, as many others have, and so can we.
It seems to me.