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In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon Church), the term resurrection means 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). The resurrection is a gift that God gives to all of his children.Mormons believe Jesus Christ was the first person who was resurrected. The New Testament provides much evidence that this is true. When Christ was resurrected, many others who were righteous were also resurrected (see 1 Cor. 15:22-23). When Christ comes again, more people will be resurrected. Those who were righteous will be the first to be resurrected; those who sinned and are not repentant will be resurrected last. What Mormon doctrine teaches about resurrected beings: Resurrected beings can eat. We learn in the New Testament that Christ ate fish and honey with his apostles. We will have bodies of flesh and bones. In Luke 24: 36-43 it states that the disciples touched Christ. When we are resurrected we will have the same knowledge that we gained in this life, we will also have some of the same desires (see D&C 130:18-19). "All things shall be restored to their proper and perfect frame" (Alma 40:23). This means that we will most likely be resurrected to the prime of our lives, and we will not have scars or other physical problems that ailed us during mortality. Mormon apostle Dallin H. Oaks taught how important the principle of resurrection is:The assurance of immortality is fundamental to our faith. The Prophet Joseph Smith declared: "The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it." …In our eternal journey, the resurrection is the mighty milepost that signifies the end of mortality and the beginning of immortality. The Lord described the importance of this vital transition when He declared, "And thus did I, the Lord God, appoint unto man the days of his probation-that by his natural death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life, even as many as would believe" (D&C 29:43)…. We also know, from modern revelation, that without the reuniting of our spirits and our bodies in the resurrection we could not receive a "fullness of joy" (D&C 93:33-34). When we understand the vital position of the resurrection in the "plan of redemption" that governs our eternal journey (Alma 12:25), we see why the Apostle Paul taught, "If there be no resurrection of the dead, then … is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain" (1 Cor. 15:13-14). We also see why the Apostle Peter referred to the fact that God the Father, in His abundant mercy, "hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Pet. 1:3; see also 1 Thes. 4:13-18). (“Resurrection,” Ensign, May 2000, 14) The resurrection is one of the greatest of God’s gifts and it is given to all who have ever lived. Because of Adam, all men and women will eventually die. Because of Christ, all men and women will live again.