7 There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes;
8 We cannot see it; but when our bodies are purified we shall see that it is all matter.
In Mormonism we believe all will be resurrected in to physical bodies. Such resurrected beings have to live somewhere in the physical Universe. Where do you suppose that will be?
It seems resurrected beings need to live on planets, right? We can’t have them floating through space after all. This poses a special conundrum for the permanent-kingdom crowd within the church (people who believe there is no progression between kingdoms of glory after this life). They believe that those assigned to Telestial glory will end up for all eternity in the Telestial kingdom. Logic dictates that this must be on some Telestial planet. Not only that, but it is a planet/place full of resurrected people that never age or die. (Yikes. That is just weird sounding.) Likewise, in that model all Terrestrial folks will be assigned to Planet of the Terrestrials for all eternity. I’d say the same for Celestial folks except the evidence we have in scriptures and Church history (as well as some fairly authoritative statements, I believe, but I am too lazy to check) indicates they can go anywhere they want any time. Plus we have some comments from Brigham Young and other 19th century saints speculating that celestial beings might make the sun or some other star their home…
From this line of inquiry one can see why many Christians reject a physical resurrection.
(Of course depending on the variation, the HCK/MMP model of eternity has a cleaner take on this.)
So back to the basic (and exceedingly speculative) question of the day: If everyone gets resurrected into perfected adult bodies after this life where in the Universe will they then reside?
PS — I have one additional question while I’m at it: Are we the only church that believes in a literal resurrection for all? I always assumed there were other Christian denominations that agreed but I don’t know for certain…