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What did it happen in Matthew 27:52-53 ?

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Mathew 27:51  And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 
Mathew 27:52  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 
Mathew 27:53  And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 

These events seem to occur just after the temple veil was torn. Are these verses original? Can we literally read this passage?
Ieshoua (Jesus) is the first born of the creature, among many brothers. The bodies of these saints saw corruption, how were they seen in the city.....

Thank you for your comments.

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I don't know what you mean by original, but you can choose to see them as wishful thinking. I don't think anyone would blame you. I choose to see them as true but the word many probably means 5 to 10 people. There are many mysteries when God is involved, I don't think we can even understand everything about God.

This is 1 of those mysteries. Don't allow a lack of total understanding shake your faith.

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1 hour ago, Coemgen said:

Good evening,

Mathew 27:51  And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 
Mathew 27:52  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 
Mathew 27:53  And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 

These events seem to occur just after the temple veil was torn. Are these verses original? Can we literally read this passage?
Ieshoua (Jesus) is the first born of the creature, among many brothers. The bodies of these saints saw corruption, how were they seen in the city.....

Thank you for your comments.

The verses are original - some things we take on faith. The Bible is what it says it is. 

Yes, we can read it literally. That doesn't mean there can't be a symbolic message, also, but I don't see it.

The people who rose from their graves were saints and would have been recognized as such.

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I have no problem taking these verse literally.  When Jesus cried out, "It is finished!" and willingly died - tremendous things happened in the spiritual world.

Death, sin, and the grave were conquered.  Those spiritual wonders spilled over into the natural world.  God tore the curtain of the Temple in half.  Earthquakes came and even dead bodies were brought to life as Lazarus' body was.

Jesus performed a mighty miracle in raising Lazarus and now even in his death - his dying to conquer sin and evil - produced an even mightier miracles.

The religious elite tried to kill Lazarus because of the testimony it bore of Jesus as THE Christ.  See John 12.  It says that people were leaving the tradition of the Jewish leaders and coming to Jesus in belief that he was the Messiah because of Lazarus.

Just think what this miracle of MANY saints rising from the dead did to solidify that the man who just died on the cross was literally the Messiah.

It's a strange miracle, but a miracle nonetheless.

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2 hours ago, Coemgen said:

Good evening,

Mathew 27:51  And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 
Mathew 27:52  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 
Mathew 27:53  And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 

These events seem to occur just after the temple veil was torn. Are these verses original? Can we literally read this passage?
Ieshoua (Jesus) is the first born of the creature, among many brothers. The bodies of these saints saw corruption, how were they seen in the city.....

Thank you for your comments.

 

Paul touches on this event also in Ephesians, and quotes a verse from Psalm 68.  The important thing to note here from verse 53, is that this mass resurrection took place after the resurrection of Christ.

 

Ephesians 4:8 Therefore it says,

“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
    and he gave gifts to men.”

9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)

 

God bless

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The veil (covering the Truth) was torn open from top (heaven) to the bottom (hell).

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