The reuniting of the spirit body with the physical body of flesh and bones after death. After resurrection, the spirit and body will never again be separated, and the person will become immortal. Every person born on earth will be resurrected because Jesus Christ overcame death (
1 Cor. 15:20–22).
Jesus Christ was the first person to be resurrected on this earth (
Acts 26:23; Col. 1:18; Rev. 1:5). The New Testament gives ample evidence that Jesus rose with His physical body: His tomb was empty, He ate fish and honey, He had a body of flesh and bones, people touched Him, and the angels said He had risen ( Mark 16:1–6; Luke 24:1–12, 36–43; John 20:1–18). Latter-day revelation confirms the reality of the Resurrection of Christ and of all mankind ( Alma 11:40–45; 40; 3 Ne. 11:1–17; D&C 76; Moses 7:62).
All people will not be resurrected to the same glory (
1 Cor. 15:39–42; D&C 76:89–98), nor will all be resurrected at the same time ( 1 Cor. 15:22–23; Alma 40:8; D&C 76:64–65, 85; 88:96–102). Many Saints were resurrected after Christ’s Resurrection ( Matt. 27:52). The righteous will be resurrected before the wicked and will come forth in the First Resurrection ( 1 Thes. 4:16); the unrepentant sinners will come forth in the last resurrection ( Rev. 20:5–13; D&C 76:85).
Though this body be destroyed, yet in my flesh shall I see God,
Job 19:26 ( Moses 5:10).
I will open your graves, and cause you to come up,
Graves were opened, and many bodies arose,
Matt. 27:52–53 ( 3 Ne. 23:9).
The Lord is risen,
A spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have,
I am the resurrection and the life,
The Twelve Apostles taught that Jesus had risen,
Acts 1:21–22 ( Acts 2:32; 3:15; 4:33).
In Christ shall all be made alive,
1 Cor. 15:1–22.
The dead in Christ shall rise first,
1 Thes. 4:16.
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection,
At the Lord’s coming, the dead which died in Christ will come forth,
D&C 29:13 ( D&C 45:45–46; 88:97–98; 133:56).
Weep especially for those who have not hope of a glorious resurrection,
They that knew no law shall have part in this first resurrection,
They shall rise from the dead and shall not die after,
The resurrection from the dead is the redemption of the soul,
Spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy,
Angels who are resurrected beings have bodies of flesh and bones,
Whatsoever intelligence we attain in this life will rise with us in the resurrection,