22. I believe in the resurrection of the body
The Symbol of Christian faith ends up proclaiming the “Resurrection of the body” at the end of time, and “eternal life” A Christian believes strongly –and waits- that just as Christ truly rose from the dead and lives forever, therefore, the righteous –after their death- will live with risen Christ forever; and He will resurrect the last day.
Believing in the resurrection of the body has been an important element of the Christian faith from the beginnings. Tertuliano already wrote in the Century III: “The resurrection of the dead is the hope of the Christians, we are Christians to believe in it”. And Saint Paul demands to the Christians of Corinth: “¿How are some among you saying that there is. no resurrection of the dead? If there isn’t resurrection of the dead, nor Christ rose. And if Christ is not risen, then it is our preaching vain, and our faith is also vain… ¡But not! Christ rose from the dead as firstfruits of those who died.(1 Corinthians 15, 12-14.20).