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Resolved: Jesus resurrected with a physical body, not as a spirit.

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Resolved: Jesus resurrected with a physical body, not as a spirit. Further he took that resurrected physical body with him as he ascended to heaven in the view of his gathered apostles, who witnessed the physical nature of his body just prior to the ascension.[1]

Before the ascension, others witnessed the physical nature of his resurrected body, so there are multiple witnesses of his resurrected physical body on multiple occasions.[2]

Definitions:

Jesus Christ: The central figure of the New Testament account, which records his miraculous birth, his distinct upbringing as a sober, intelligent, considerate boy, and his adult mission as teacher, healer, organizer, prophet [one who bears witness of future events], the embodiment of the fulfillment of the Law of Moses, and, ultimately, martyr, savior of mankind by the act of the atonement, and recognized Son of God.[3]

Resurrection: the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment; the state of all who rise from the dead.

Physical body: of or relating to the [material] body, consisting of flesh and bone.

Spirit body: of or relating to the [refined elements] body of spirit. Sometimes referred to as the “soul.”

Mortal: a living being who is subject to eventual death

Immortal: a living being who has resurrected from the dead. [see Resurrection, above], who will not be subject to death ever again.

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Round 3: No new argument, rebuttal, defense, conclusion

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The Holy Bible, and other hoy writ, may be included as source material by reference

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1 Holy Bible, Luke 24: 1 - 51
2 ibid
3 Holy Bible, Matthew 16: 13 - 17

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