I know folks thought I was joking when I suggested that it was possible that the saints raised in Matthew 27:52-53 were the clouds that carried Jesus to heaven in Acts 1:9 but I wasn’t. You’ll notice that the post was not marked with a “humor” category. Anyway, I was just looking at the HCSB Apologetics Study Bible and I saw a note suggesting that the saints from Matthew 27:52-53 ascended to heaven with Jesus. The brief note says in part: “Presumably the tombs were opened when Jesus died, and the saints were raised and came out when Jesus arose, later ascending at His ascension.” I suggest that they let me write the note for the second edition since I’ll beef it up! But that shows me that my thinking might not be quite so novel, even if they don’t explicitly make the clouds/saints connection.
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I guess the Preterist’s are right, Jesus came back in 70 A.D., and we just could not see it? So many coming’s and so many resurrections! ;)
So while Paul assures that Jesus was the First Fruits, Acts includes the second, third, fourth, fifth, [lather, rinse, repeat] fruits as well.
Also, does this suggest that the author of Luke and Acts wrote Matthew as well?
Fr. Robert: No, they’re as wrong as can be.
Scott: Huh? You lost me. Why would this suggest that the author of Luke-Acts wrote Matthew as well? Are two authors incapable of recording connected events?
Original thought, hmmm…I think someone was once recorded somewhere as saying:
“There’s nothing new under the sun.”
I find it funny how people act as though figural, intracanonical readings are something that some random guy came up with two days ago while in the bathroom.
Nancy: You think right! It was me!
Esteban: Whoa! How’d you know where I was at when I came up with this?!! :-P
I know a lot of stuff.
Esteban: I know this all too well!