Since the saints are said to be in the grave, if someone has answered that their spirits are in communion with Christ and interceding, then there would be no importance of the resurrection of bodies. Wouldn't this invalidate the need for the bodily resurrection?

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    I don't think we're qualified to judge whether a bodily resurrection is or is not necessary. Not our decision. Apr 14, 2023 at 11:48
  • I see your question has been edited but I am now totally confused. Do you mean to ask if the Communion of the Saints DOESN'T invalidate the need for the bodily resurrection, or are you asking if the Communion of the Saints DOES invalidate the need for the bodily resurrection. "How does not" is utterly confusing and I don't understand what that means.
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    Apr 14, 2023 at 16:35

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Gnosticism and some other ancient heresies asserted that all matter was evil and spirit good. If God does not resurrect the dead, he is tacitly agreeing. To prove that a being consisting of matter and spirit can be wholly good, God must raise the dead.

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