Updated: Nov 24, 2021
Video from Dallas Willard Ministries
"1. It is important to get this idea of the human as a spiritual being straight. One common misunderstanding is to ignore the importance of the body. ➢ The body is absolutely central to human identity, and it is a glorious thing. The body is precious. Matter is precious. The body is meant to be spiritual in its own right, because that's where we live our eternal life. The continuity of life involves our body. The body is meant to be a spiritual expression of the person. ➢ Heaven is the natural extension of eternal living now. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Col. 3:3 ...our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Tim. 1:10 Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death. John 8:51 Jesus taught that we could start living in eternity right now in our bodies. We don’t have to wait until we die because we have died. Fear of death governs human life; just watch the evening news. The world is obsessed with death and destruction, but we are not of the world. We have life eternal. ➢ One aspect of the body is that we can hide ourselves within it. When Adam and Eve separated from God, they hid and we have been hiding ever since. Young kids are not able to hide in their bodies, but we soon learn to avoid transparency. Jesus said, Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Mat. 18:3 We need to learn how to stop hiding and to allow the eternal life within us to shine through our bodies. 2. Understanding God’s purpose for us in creation. ➢ The first significant event in human history is creation...' from notes: Why Am I Here?