Sort of. Jews of that time believed that when a seed was planted the seed died and was resurrected as the living plant.
The Spirit is the part of man that can commune with God as it is of the same 'essence' as God.
The spirit is not sown but returns back to God who gave it
God is Spirit, and so is His 'image' in man, IMO.
I do wonder what the purpose in planting the old body in order to get the new one from the dead one that has been sown.We are created in God's image.
Im not sure you can use the word 'only' in relation to God's attributes, but that is His primary being.
So does this mean God is only Spirit
That's why Jesus was the only fitting sacrifice for all of mankind. His flesh made Him like us, but His ability to be totally reliant on the Father was based in His Spirit.
I think that I understand this as while we are here in this flesh we are to walk in faith because with our natural minds and natural eyes we can neither see nor understand the things of God
I know that there are some here who would disagree with me on this point, but I believe that Jesus looked like a man because men look like men and not the other way around.
But I still believe we were made in God's image and He became flesh and Jesus is the first fruit and has been raised incorruptible.
We will ultimately become higher than the angels because, while mere flesh, we believed God, whereas the angels, who knew God personally from their beginning, doubted.
So I believe God has a body that is raised from the dead (Jesus) but I don't understand why the new body must come from the body that was flesh and then died
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.