You do know it's the Hellenization of early Christianity, IE: Greek influence,that the intermingling and the necessity of - "spirit and flesh" - within Christinanity originated. The concept of "the flesh"(and that flesh or literal body being immortal or being reintegrated after death) was a very important component of those outside influences. It made the religion appealing to various cults and preexisting Greek and Roman religious beliefs. That's also one of the reasons the early Gnostic/Docetic Christian cults were all but obliterated.<quoted text>
1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
You see GOD was manifested in the flesh and did these things, and before anyone can say that God manifests himself through the flesh of those he uses to preach through and uses to heal people, notice that the last part of that scripture says RECEIVED UP INTO GLORY..........so this IS talking about Jesus who was GOD in the the flesh as well as the Son also, both Father and Son, God and Man, Human and Devine. The problem that so many have in seeing this is that God made himself a human body in the womb of Mary and brought Salvation alone hy himself, the flesh often prayed to the spirit within, and one has to be truly be Blessed of God to see and understand this as the verse said that GREAT IS THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS. Peace.
Every time I hear "the flesh" mentioned within Christian context, I sorta chuckle.
At that moment Christinanity might as well be talking about any number of Greek deity/religious/pagan beliefs.