I don’t know why other Christians say it and I didn’t know when I grew up as Methodist really.
but I spent five or six years with the Eastern Orthodox and I got into the theology side of things.
basically, the idea is that we broke ourselves.
god entered into the timestream to experience and redeem his favorite creation.
did so in such a way that he was human and divine simultaneously without confusion.
but this was no accident.
by doing so, Jesus became a medicinal pathway.
if you align your human and divine The same as Jesus, your resurrection is going to go a lot more smoothly than somebody who doesn’t.
if you don’t, the incompatible parts will burn away very painfully.
resurrection is physical in the Christian faith.
in the 14th century, Gregory palamas explain the distinction he called essence versus energies.
we can’t touch the sun but we can participate and be changed by the sun via its rays.
similar idea with god.
so follow the template
participate in the energies of God
Even though the essence is untouchable.