Featured Whether holy people (Matthews 27:52) were taken up with Jesus (Acts 1:22)?

Discussion in 'The Gospels & Acts' started by Andy, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Andy

    Andy Puritan Board Freshman

    Whether holy people (Matthew 27:52) were taken up with Jesus (Acts 1:22)? And where are they now?
    Related scripture:
    【Matthew 27:52】The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
    【Matthew 27:53】They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

    And

    【Acts 1:22】beginning from John's baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection."






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  2. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Graduate

    I have heard, and believe, these people had the privileged to die again and now IMO reside in heaven today.
     
  3. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

    They were not resurrected in their glorified forms, as at the Second Coming, but as Lazarus was, so they would die again.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Puritan Board Freshman

    Why? Is there any biblical basis?


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  5. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

    Jesus is said to be the first fruit of the resurrection, and that he alone so far has been raised up in the glorified form , in the so called spiritual body that all of the redeemed share one day be clothed with by God.
     
  6. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Sophomore

    What of Enoch and Elijah?
     
  7. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Graduate

    This is a good point in that the possibility the dead that were raised when Jesus died maybe were translated later also. The fact of the matter we do not know one way or another.
     
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    For what it's worth: "It accomplishes little to speculate about who these people were or whether they died again or were translated." NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible.
     
  9. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Graduate

    Though it is good to know who they were....
    "holy". :)
     
  10. Clark-Tillian

    Clark-Tillian Puritan Board Freshman

    We must accept the testimony of the text and then leave the matter alone. We are limited to what God reveals to us.
     
  11. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

    they would all be as Lazarus was, they were raised up by God in their human bodies, and physically died again.
     
  12. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

    Per the scriptures, neither of them tasted physical death, bit unsure if they were then glorified as we all will be at the time of the Second Coming, as thought that awaited for the resurrection of Jesus first to happen.
     
  13. Ben Zartman

    Ben Zartman Puritan Board Freshman

    I imagine they'd have to be glorified somehow, or they would not be able to be in God's presence unscathed. Christ is the firstfruits of them that sleep--these two never slept. It's interesting to speculate, though impossible to dogmatize.
     
  14. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

    Good point about Jesus being the first fruit for those dead in Christ, but it still seems that there could be no glorification until Jesus was raised up, as He is the very template for that kind of glorified form for all who are alive now in Him.
     

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