“Never are we to deem our bodies essentially or relatively mean or worthless, but always as tenements of the Spirit, as temples of the living God. Although an apostle speaks in one place of “our vile bodies” in contrast with the glorified body of Christ, it is not to signify their actual vileness, but rather their corruptibleness, or liability to decay. God has constituted “this earthly house of our tabernacle” that it may be honored and glorified in his service, and thus to be a source of continual enjoyment so long as man is here its inhabitant.”
–Rev. John G. Adams, The Universalism of the Lord’s Prayer. Boston: Universalist Publishing House 1879: 56.