Originally posted by divegeester
err... where does it clearly say this please?
The JWs think the following verses prove Jesus was raised as a Spirit.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He
might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by
the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,
who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited
in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few,
that is, eight souls, were saved through water. (1 Peter 3:18-20 NKJV)
Some versions translate this as "made alive in the Spirit" so the JWs
take this to mean Jesus was resurrected only in Spirit to preach to
the disobedient spirits in prision. They ignore anything dealing with
His bodily resurrection such as the sign Jesus gave to the Jew that
predicted His bodily resurrection in John 2:18-22 NKJV below.
So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to
us, since You do these things?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three
days I will raise it up.”
Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,
and will You raise it up in three days?”
But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had
risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to
them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.