Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dead Men Walking

Here's a passage in the New Testament that we don't often hear much about...
51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

What do we know about these that were raised after the resurrection of Christ? I have lots of questions...

1. Did they receive new bodies?
2. Did they ascend into heaven when Christ ascended?
3. Why were only some of the saints raised?
4. Why is Matthew the only one who mentions this?

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