Is having a new physical body better than staying as a spirit?
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Maybe you can answer this for me then. When Moses appeared with Elijah at the transfiguration and he had died what kind of body did he appear in to Peter, James, and John then if he had died. Also after Christ died graves were opened and bodies were resurrected and went into Jerusalem and appeared to many Matthew 27:52,53 what kind of bodies did they receive and what happened to all of them? Please note only Matthew records this miracle. And we need to look closely at John 11:24-26 as Jesus talks with Martha and what Christ speaks in 25,26. Two last thoughts what about the rich man and Lazarus from Luke 16:19-31 about 2 earthly deaths and immediately taken what was alive if the flesh died? Furthermore Paul states absent from the body present with the Father.