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Never heard of that but they probably devised a lot of ways of killing people.
. . . a method employed by the Romans to put people to death, was to take a corpse, someone who had already been executed and to strap that corpse onto the body of a live person.
I doubt that Paul was thinking of that while he was writing his letter to the Romans.
Paul paints that very picture when he illustrates the ever-present problem that his sinful nature presented to him.
He was probably referring to how he naturally was offended by things that gentiles took in stride, because of his strict Jewish personal history. His flesh was trained by practice to see things that were abhorrent even while spiritually he understood that they had no real effect on his salvation. He realized that he was stuck with those Jewish prejudices for as long as he lived.
Paul could not escape his sinful nature no matter how fervently he tried.
We don't have the same problem as Paul had because most likely anyone who is reading this post is not a Pharisee but more likely a gentile, and a Christian on top of that, so we don't have this ingrained aversion to things that we were taught would defile us, like being in the company of "sinners".
We can rejoice and we can give all the glory and the praise to God and to our savior Jesus Christ for the fact that even though that sinful nature is strapped onto our fleshly backs like a rotting corpse, God does not see us in our flesh from his judicial perspective.
I see no indication that we might ever be required to live in Heaven, or face to face with God.
Our fleshly bodies will never be worthy of heaven in that they will never be able to perform to the measure of the righteousness that is true of God.
Hello, the world hasn't ended yet, in case you haven't noticed. We are alive because we were born.
We are alive because of our position, not at all because of our practice.
We aren't standing for judgment yet, seeing how we are alive right now.
God no longer views us in our human flesh, he views us in our position in the second Adam (Jesus Christ), he views us in our glorified identity.
I'm not aware of any verse in the New Testament that describes "taking on the body of Christ".
. . . when we take on the body of Christ we take on a new body and become dead in the world and alive in Christ.