My 13 year old just got back from Church camp. When I asked her what she learned, she told me how God sent his only son to die for us and how cool she thought that was. I was very happy for her :-)
That led to a discussion about whether or not Jesus was God's son or God incarnate. She believes that he was God's son. I say he was supposed to be both. Then we talked about if Jesus actually rose from the dead after three days. She believes that while Jesus died on the cross he didn't come back to life. Instead God resurrected his spirit and his body was too special to rot so it was preserved.
Is she right? Did I learn all the wrong things in Sunday school?
Hmmm. I guess you would have to know what the church she is going to believes specifically. I don't know too many Christian sects who don't believe in the trinity (Jesus is God) but there are some. And I think the understanding is that Jesus was physically resurrected although it never specifically says if the resurrection was spiritual or physical, but apparently there are writings that say Jesus was physically around after he was entombed and before he was raised to heaven. So it is a matter of interpretation.
The tomb was empty, he was resurrected. Later when he showed himself to his disciples, one of them just had to see the holes in his hands and touch them (Thomas) before he would believe - which Jesus did. She may be misunderstanding it or the instructor did not make it clear.