11. I want to ask you a question on the bodily resurrection; how can the body be brought back from the dust?




Well, the body of a human being can be brought back from the dust because with God – who is the One who will raise it – nothing is impossible, nothing is too hard for Him, He is the God of all flesh.

Since God was able to form the first man from the dust of the ground, as it is written: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7), we have come to the conclusion that He will be able to raise the bodies of the dead from the dust. For if He was able to form from the dust the body of a man who had never existed, He will certainly be able to raise the decomposed body (even if the body is dust) of a human being who lived on the earth and to cause the soul of that human being (between death and the resurrection the soul will be living in the hereafter, that is, either in heaven or in hell) to return to the same body.