Jgnat and asleif, those are some good comebacks. That one, "what am I gonna tell ____ when we don't see you there?" is one of the more insidious remarks in the elders' arsenal. Good to make them see the arrogance of it. Then they'd probably remark, "Well, God judges who will be worthy of resurrection."
"True, but didn't you just imply that I won't make it? So even though you say that God is the final judge on the matter, you already know."