Are We Sown in Corruption From Natural Birth? In the previous article, we established that sowing occurred in death, not in birth or creation. In this study of Are We Sown in Corruption?, we examine what corruption is in the resurrection texts and the results of being sown into it.  So first let's define the term. Once defined, we can begin to reason from that definition and draw conclusions. Corruption Defined The Greek word, phthartos (corruptible) means perishable things, that which is perishing, used of metals which rust, as gold and silver, (1 Peter 1:18) contrasted with the eternal salvation through Christ's blood. In ...