Thursday, October 15, 2009

God Cannot Be Seen with the Eyes of the Body

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God is invisible to the corporeal eye in this life and the next since He is incorporeal. The corporeal eye can see only corporeal substances. When we receive our glorified bodies in the resurrection, our material flesh will not receive powers proper to spiritual substances, but will be transfigured so that the soul is not pulled down to the level of the senses.{1} There is no such thing as seeing the Uncreated Light with the eyes of the body.

Notes & References
{1} See p. 86 of Pohle, Rev. Joseph, Ph.D, D.D. God: His Knowability, Essence, and Attributes - A Dogmatic Treatise. St. Louis, Missouri: B. Herder, 1911.

1 comment:

Acolyte4236 said...

But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

Luke 9:32

I guess the glory isn't God.