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What happened to Jesus’ bones after he died?

The death of Jesus provided what the scriptures describe as a “ransom.” in Matthew 10:45 Jesus said his death was a ransom. The ransom is mentioned again in 1 Timothy 2:7.

The word ransom means  a “corresponding price.” This is made clear by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:22.

“As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

This is very important.

When Jesus died, he sacrificed his human life as a corresponding price for the life of Adam.  By purchasing father Adam, he also purchased the human family that would later be born to Adam, who was the father of our race. Because Jesus’ human life was the payment price it could not be taken back. Otherwise the purchase of mankind could not be accomplished and mankind would remain in death.

Therefore, in his resurrection Jesus was not raised in the flesh but raised to immortality as a divine spirit being. Paul describes this in 1 Corinthians 15:44. “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.”

After Jesus’ death, some women went to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body. But they found no body to anoint. Only his burial cloth remained. But, this does not mean his bones went to heaven. It simply means that God took them away so people would not make his dead body an object of worship.

For Christians who live faithful lives of  sacrifice, the same process is followed. Upon their death they are raised as spirit beings, no longer to live in the flesh. Their dead flesh returns to the elements of the earth, never to be seen again.

But, there is another resurrection for the remainder of mankind in God’s earthly kingdom. Although mankind will be on the earth and in the flesh, their old flesh will have returned to the earth. Consequently, they will receive new bodies of flesh with the same character and personality of the individual. If they had physical disabilities or missing limbs, these will be restored and mankind will eventually become perfect in the flesh.

To learn more about Jesus’ resurrection for all of mankind listen to, “How Did Jesus’ Resurrection Change Both Heaven and Earth?”