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Matthew 27:52

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:37 pm
by plmguy01
if there was some sort of mass ressurection at jesus ressurection why wasn't this recorded by other sources and and why aren't these saints alive today?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:22 pm
by Holly
Hi plmguy01,

I don't know of any historical sources outside the Bible that refer to this event. However, this is true of many events in the Bible. There are outside sources that refer to extraordinary events surrounding Jesus' life and resurrection. For example, it is believed that the historian Thallus wrote, in about AD 52, of a fearful darkness that covered the world after Jesus' crucifixion and also a powerful earthquake. He called it a solar eclipse.

However, if Jesus rose from the dead as the Bible claims — which I believe there is good evidence for — then the possibility of others being resurrected, as the Bible also claims, is conceivable.

The Bible isn't clear as to whether the resurrected people were resurrected in their old human bodies or glorified bodies. If human bodies, then they died a natural death (as seems to be the case with Lazarus). If glorified bodies, then maybe God allowed them to stay on earth for a short time and then took them to be with Him. I don't think we can know for sure, though I tend to lean toward them being resurrected into their glorified bodies since I think this miracle showed the first fruits of the resurrection to everlasting life that Christ made available to all of us.

I hope this helps!