1st Corinthians 15:4-6, “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
Here is the official website of the accursed Jehovah's Witnesses, who deny that Jesus ressurected physically from the dead. They claim that He only raised up in Spirit. Dear friend, JESUS RESURRECTED PHYSICALLY FROM THE DEAD!!! Now, I may not be that smart, but I know that you cannot see a spirit. As we just read, Jesus (after He bodily raised up from the dead) was SEEN by over 500 saints at one time! Wow! I believe Christ appeared to thousands of saints after he physically resurrected from the dead.
Also, we read in Acts 1:9-11...
Acts 1:9-11, “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
As I just showed you, FIVE TIMES in Acts 1:9-11 we are told that the apostles SAW Jesus in His physical form, ascending up into Heaven. Clearly, Jesus did physically, and not just in Spirit, raise up from the dead.
I have seen a disturbing trend in preachers today, who merely tell people to admit they are a sinner and believe Christ died for their sins to be saved, and there is no mention of Christ's bodily resurrection. Folks, it is not enough to just believe Christ died for your sins. Everybody dies! But not everybody resurrects from the dead. Jesus was the firstfruits of them that sleep the Bible says. 1st Corinthians 15:20, “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.” This simply means that Jesus was the first person to receive His immortal resurrected body (Philippians 3:21).
Some saints raised up from the dead while Jesus was dying on the cross (Matthew 27:52-53), but those resurrected saints, like Lazarus whom Jesus raised up from the dead, had to die again physically. But when our physical bodies are transformed into immortal bodies and raised up in the future (1st Corinthians 15:51-58), it will be forever!
Jesus today physically sits upon a literal physical throne in Heaven. Heaven is a physical place! God the Father has a body and sits upon a physical throne. Yet, God is also a spirit (John 4:24). Here you see how man is created in the image of God, having a body, soul and spirit.
Therefore, I 100% reject the false doctrine of Modalism. This heresy says that God enters into different “modes,” wearing different hats, so to speak. The Bible does not teach this! The Bible teaches that there is one living God, who exists in three persons; namely, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus has His own physical body, existing separately from God the Father. If you died today, as a child of God, you would see both God and Jesus in Heaven, having their own separate physical bodies.
Modalists believe that they would only see God, and not Jesus. Although Jesus is as much God as God the Father, they are also two distinctly different individuals. I do not say that this makes any sense, but it is THE TRUTH. The Bible is very clear on this matter of the Godhead. 1st John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Now if you have one of the Devil's corrupted modern Bible versions, then you likely do not have this passage of Scripture in your perversion.