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Man says: Jehovah's Witnesses teach that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead with a "spirit body" rather than with an immortal, glorified human body. Jehovah's Witnesses reason that if Jesus "gave" his flesh for our life, he could not receive back his life in the flesh without depriving us of salvation. This is the "ransom" doctrine of the atonement that is a central, though little discussed, element in the theology of Jehovah's Witnesses.
God says: “But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled/ and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” Luke:24:37-39