well thanks for the chat.There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor
of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another." 1 Cor 15:38-40
Do we have earthy bodies as stars??????
Sarx is now used as a theological term, because that is where the sin nature resides in humans. Hence.. "Do not walk after the "flesh."
Body -soma- is a general term that can apply to any creature with a body. Bears do not have a sin nature, but we all have bodies of flesh. Man is fallen. No need to speak of animals in terms of their flesh.
Paul was saying that bodies of the earth are of one kind, and bodies from Heaven are of another kind of body. You? You just said that there are heavenly bodies (stars)... But, what do you do with the ones Paul spoke of as being earthly bodies? Do we have little stars floating around our heads on earth? Or, do we dig holes down deep and use a flash light to see earthly stars?
Why make it so complex when its very simple?
You were just never shown why the term "flesh" was used for theological reasons...
Romans 6:12-19aTherefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not underlaw but under grace.What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that formof doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.
Earthly body = Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body.
Sin nature = I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh.
On another point?
Why should Paul suddenly switch to stars? When just prior, he spoke of all different kinds of flesh of creatures? Makes no sense that way. Paul was working on a theme.