15:48 of dust . . . of heaven. Here is a final contrast, suggesting that vv. 42–44 refer to the distinction between earthly and heavenly human bodies. In this context the distinction, however, is not one of substance but of time; the present evil age is contrasted with the coming perfect age. Believers already enjoy some of the blessings of the coming age (10:11 note) but still await its consummation. God’s work of redemption will not be complete until the bodily resurrection. We have borne the image of the first Adam, and since we belong to Christ, we are destined to bear the image of the last Adam (v. 49).