A Hindu had quoted, “You said in your sermon that Jesus Christ was raised physically from the dead and that He could be touched by others to prove it. In all my years of going to a Christian Church, I have never heard that before! He went on, "If what you said is true, Christianity is the most materialistic religion in the world because none of them believe that!” I responded, “That is true!”
Thomas touched his side to see that Jesus was real. “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe. And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, 'Peace to you!' Then He said to Thomas, 'Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.'" (John 20:25-27)
Then Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)
All who touched Jesus's garment were healed. "Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well." (Mark 6:56)
The world that our God created is a physical world and our hope is that when He returns, He will raise all the dead up from their graves in their physical bodies. Some will go to Heaven and others to Hell! (Jn. 5:25–29).
He will come physically in person to visit people on earth (Acts 9:1–9) to lead them to salvation and/or call them into ministry. “How can I discover the truth about this kind of Christian religion?” he asked. “It is described in the New Testament Bible," I replied. It wasn't long after my visit, he called me to say, "It is true! I am now a materialistic Christian! Thank you Pastor!”
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