Why, if sin corrupts our nature and even the very substance of our nature (a la Flacius), is righteousness/justification decided forensically from afar with no effect on the flesh of the human person? Does not the salvation of the incarnate Lord affect both body and soul?
This is a question that arises in my mind because of the vocal insistence of the presence of sin in our nature, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, a justification decided "from afar" which is "for us" but which does not really seem to affect the flesh of the person until the Last Day. This does not seem to fit with the Scriptural data that clearly includes the salvation of the body and which includes the scriptural understanding of the sacraments. In other words, it seems that I am hearing that sin affects both body and soul while salvation affects only the soul (and maybe later the body).
If I have heard wrong or phrased the questions wrong let me know. Either way your corrections and/or feedback is appreciated in handling an ongoing question.