God Cannot Be Seen with the Eyes of the Body

Originally posted 10/15/2009.

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.

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