Was Jesus the Only One to Rise from the Dead on Easter Weekend?

Not if you believe Matthew 27:51-53.

Have you ever noticed what it says?

Immediately after Jesus’s death, Matthew has this very, very strange Night of the Living Dead story that he includes in his gospel. Matthew says that there was, immediately following Jesus’s death, an earthquake, and this earthquake was accompanied by an astonishing mass resurrection in which “many bodies of the saints which slept arose.” And not only did they arise from the dead, Matthew claims that they entered the very city of Jerusalem, appearing “unto many.” It’s so wild a passage that I’ll quote it in full (from the King James version of the Bible):

51And, 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;

52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

And did you catch the phrase after his resurrection (in verse 53)? It means that, if the story is true, graves were exposed all around the outskirts of Jerusalem and, if you chanced to look in on any of them, you would have found living people lying in them, breathing and maybe with their eyes open, waiting for Jesus to arise (so that they wouldn’t be the first to step out of their graves). Talk about a creep-filled weekend! But there are three pretty good reasons to doubt that this story actually happened:

  1. Outside of this one gospel, no other ancient writer knows anything about this (not even as a rumor). It is as if a UFO had descended on Jerusalem and absolutely no one, apart from Matthew, thought it worthy of marking in historical memory. An event of so dramatic a nature would have changed everything in history. But not even the other gospels know the story. Why? Obviously because it did not happen.
  2. Even if we gave Matthew the benefit of the doubt, and held open the possibility that he recounted a real event, we still must ask a simple question: where did the author get the story? And the answer is this: We simply do not know. If Matthew believed that the story was true, and not a bit of folklore, we will never know what evidence or testimony convinced him that it was true. We have only a spectacularly implausible tale.
  3. Matthew has other stories of similarly poor quality, and they also lack credibility. See, for example, Matthew 28:11-15, in which the author circulates a conspiracy theory around which Jews are said to have tried to cover-up the resurrection of Jesus. The story, like Matthew’s Night of the Living Dead passage, provokes from us similar questions: Where did Matthew get the story? How does he know the story is true? How do we know whether Matthew isn’t just circulating a grotesque and fantastic antisemitic rumor?

But Matthew’s Night of the Living Dead passage (Mt. 27:51-53) is more than just implausible (if read literally). It also raises serious red flags concerning the whole of his gospel. In other words, it drives us to a number of unpleasant conclusions, such as these:

  • If Matthew can include such a wildly fanciful story in his gospel, maybe a lot of other things that he asserts are fanciful as well.
  • It seems that Matthew was not somebody who worried all that much about getting his facts straight before promulgating a story. Nor was he worried that people might spread his story without knowing anything more than what he told them in his book.
  • Matthew 27:51-53 would seem to provide clear evidence that the author of “Matthew” (whoever he was) had a very low regard for verification (either getting it for himself or distributing it to others).

And, of course, the biggest issue that Matthew 27:51-53 raises is this:

  • If Matthew can make a wild claim concerning many people rising from the dead, it casts doubt on the story he offers of one person rising from the dead (Jesus).

If a person is discovered to have spread a wild and unfounded rumor, it is reasonable to be suspicious of any other claims that he might make as well.

About Santi Tafarella

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50 Responses to Was Jesus the Only One to Rise from the Dead on Easter Weekend?

  1. St. John the Evangelist is the only disciple of Jesus Christ who is reported to have stayed with Jesus’ Mother until the very end, often trying to protect Her eyes from the cruelty of the crucifixion. Jesus also addressed both of them in confirmation of the Blessed Virgin Mary being John’s Mother and John being Mary’s son as pertains to the Doctrine of the Assumption. The other disciples had dispersed, also in confirmation of the prophecy “I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.” History does not hold written specifics of where the disciples had gone. They eventually met again where they had first received the charge of the New Covenant. St. Matthew witnessed these events, even though the flock was scattered, first hand. It was a matter of conscience that he include a report.

  2. notarapper says:

    Reblogged this on Bomani D. Armah and commented:
    went searching for these bible verses about all the other people who rose from the dead with Jesus and stumbled over this…

  3. Glen says:

    I’m glad someone besides me think that the bibles is just a story book not a book of miracles but of lies.

  4. Anonymous says:

    That’s an interesting viewpoint. Your thesis must then run something along the following lines. “Since I cannot imagine it being true, it must not be true. Therefore anyone who said it is true must be a liar, and the entire volume that contained it must be false.” Some pretty impressive leaps are contained in this philosophy, and if this was followed faithfully, most of the “magic” that we today call science would have never been discovered. In addition, your depiction of a “Night of the Living Dead” episode, although it did make me laugh (because I love a good Zombie tale as much as the next guy, especially if you get to shoot-em) lacks real understanding of what is being described. These weren’t people with re-animated and healed or even still-rotting human bodies, but instead, people resurrected, just as is described in Jesus’ case, with resurrected forms. That’s likely why they “didn’t stick around”, and set up housekeeping, and forever after be known as Billy who died, but is now back since that wierd Easter Sunday, and lives over on 5th and Elm. They simply appeared to family and friends again (some strangers too), briefly, and then were gone, just like Christ did. And if you think about it, if Christ really did do just that, it really isn’t difficult to wrap your brain around this as a residual circumstance. But usually that’s exactly where the problem lies, with an individual actually believing that Christ could have done it in the first place. But that’s something you must wrestle with yourself. Just don’t let Zombies stand in your way. ; )

    • Santi Tafarella says:

      Fair enough. The leap is to believe in the resurrection–or not. But also remember that just because something is logically possible and can be imagined, it does not make it true. Under most circumstances, we like to have evidence for things.

      • Anonymous says:

        But also remember that just because something is logically possible and can be imagined, it does not make it true.

        (I agree absolutely.)

        Under most circumstances, we like to have evidence for things.

        (Then put love in a bottle and hand it to me, and I will then believe it exists.)
        (And the reason I state the above metaphor is not to be contentious, but merely to example that there is evidence for things we cannot see. We see their influences as the only real evidence of their existence, but never their corporeal forms, if there even is one in love’s case. This may however be a better statement overall for God’s and or Christ’s existence rather than the validity of an obscure passage by Matthew….lol, but you get the point.)

      • 4GodSoLoves says:

        “And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection…”

        If one reads the text this way (without the scripture break of verses 52 and 53 but read together as they were intended), one sees that it doesn’t mean that the bodies awoke from the dead at the time of the quake, but that the graves were opened at the time to the quake but the bodies rose from the dead “after HIS resurrection”.

        Notice the semicolon (indicating a compound sentence – i.e., he punctuation mark (;) used to indicate a major division in a sentence where a more distinct separation is felt between clauses or items on a list than is indicated by a comma, as between the two clauses of a compound sentence.) after the words, “And the graves were opened (;)” and a mere comma after the words “…the saints which slept arose (,)…after his resurrection…”

        So it is NOT stating that the dead came alive and just lied there for the “weekend” “…waiting for Jesus to arise (so that they wouldn’t be the first to step out of their graves).”

        Nor were any of these “zombies”, not walking dead, but living persons who, as Christ, rose from the dead – meaning, made alive. In this, we, those who are in Christ Jesus, in addition to Christ’s own resurrection, have additional reassurance of our own promised resurrection.

      • Glen says:

        Why believe a book? Believe proof. The Pharoahs were around during Jesus time according to the book, the bible. We found the great pyramids and writings on the wall. It’s amazing how the Eygptian culture never mentioned such a great and miracle worker. Or how there first born died, and water in all of Eygpt became blood. That’s amazing! I believe in Pharoahs, we found their grave sites. But I want to see a man walk on water and defy the nature of man to such a degree that it appears as if Jesus thinks for us so we have no natural reaction. Instead, we are over taken by these miracles.

  5. 4GodSoLoves says:

    Look, you can believe what you want to believe and not believe what you don’t want to believe, but my remarks were on scripture. It was YOU that spoke of and quoted scripture and did so claiming it is not true, and did so in a mocking way – calling the resurrected Zombies and claiming the scriptures actually say that those in the broken graves woke at the moment Christ died on the cross and laid there alive for the weekend – i.e., “if you chanced to look in on any of them, you would have found living people lying in them, breathing and maybe with their eyes open, waiting for Jesus to arise (so that they wouldn’t be the first to step out of their graves).”

    But this is NOT what the scriptures say – it is what YOU said, mockingly. THAT is what I commented on, not on belief, yours or mine, but on what the scriptures ACTUALLY say. But did you come back, like an honest and sincere truth-seeker? No, you changed the topic, responding about the “reasons” you don’t otherwise believe the scriptures, which is your right, but it is dishonest (if not a mere error) to misinterpret them, or misrepresent them. But it seems to me that an honest man would have at least responded by saying ‘something like’, “I see your point. Thanks for responding.”, and would have at the very least, left it at that.

    But you’re entitled to your ‘opinion’, just as am I, and as all others are as well. So you don’t believe what the Bible says?…so what? If you wish to tell everyone what your opinion is, fine, just get it right when it comes to what the scriptures actually say. And it would be nice if you were honorable and gracious enough to acknowledge your error; otherwise, it would appear that your creditability is in question and what is left of your article is nothing more than one man’s entitled opinion.

  6. Voltaire says:

    It’s amazing what people will believe, even though they know not its not possible.

  7. I have seen a man miraculously get a new brain. He had a second stroke and was miraculously healed. (the first one left him paralyzed for 11 months.) The doctor said, “We have seen a notable miracle.” Re-scans showed no brain damage…no trace of a previous scar tissue from chemo where he had had a brain tumor. 30 doctors and nurses in his room trying to figure out what happened. Scans showed it… no I was there and saw all of this from start to finish. Christ not only rose from the dead, but there are instances where others have also. One man I also know personally and know all of the facts to be true was dead for over 5 hours and came back to life after prayer. He in fact woke up in the morgue with a toe tag on. So believe what you want, but I know for a 100% fact, that these things are possible, and not only possible, but historically accurate. Jesus was seen by over 500 people at one time when he came back from the dead. In the Bible it said when that was written that many of those 500 were still there in the church and could verify this to be true. Nobody denied it. Josephus, a non-Christian but a historian, wrote about Jesus and even interviewed people who had known him personally. Go to Israel and see the places that are there just as the Bible says they are. I could personally write all day about historical proofs of Jesus and the Bible. Documented FACTS!!! Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophesies from the old testament that were the foundation of the Jewish culture and well documented hundreds of years before Jesus came as a baby born in Bethlehem. (The Bible prophesied he would be born there by the way.) You can try to explain these things away, but you will be deceiving yourself and trying to deceive others if you deny these facts! Check this link out…(at the bottom) Some of these may seem a stretch I admit, but many are undeniably amazing that one man fulfilled these prophesies!!!! Where Jesus was born, how he was murdered, where he would live, where he would be buried, his hands and feet pierced, not a bone of his would be broken…at passover in Egypt by the way God commanded the Jews not to break the legs of the passover lamb (any butcher knows you don’t eat an animal with the legs still on it…why would they do this? Because Jesus is the spotless lamb, not one bone broken, the blood of the lamb was put on the doorposts…a type of the cross…Abraham and Isaac…Isaac carried the wood to the top of the hill where he was laid on the wood to be sacrificed, but God stopped it because it was a type of Christ on the cross and a story to show what would happen when Jesus would die for the sin of the world!!! Amazing things to be called coincidence. Thomas doubted until he saw for himself…but then when he saw Jesus and felt the holes in his hands and feet where he was pierced…stuck his hand in Jesus’ side where he was speared and blood and water came out (medical proof that Jesus was in fact dead because the moment death occurs the blood starts to separate..water separates from blood…when blood and water flowed his heart was no longer pumping on the cross.) When Thomas the doubter saw Jesus he went out and evangelized what is today India. He later gave his life defending what he witnessed to be the truth. You may be a skeptic too, but beware saying things as fact. God may just prove you wrong and you will become a preacher like Thomas!!!

    http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/prophecy/353prophecies.html

    • Billy Onunga says:

      Thank you my brother for such a wonderful exposition…its an eye-opener to me too because i knew JesusChrist fulfilled many Prophecies from the Old Covenant but didn’t know that they were over 300.

      Anyone doubting Thomases should now know that the BIBLE IS TRUE AND ITS THE LIVING INFALLIBLE WORD OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD. GOD bless you for standing with the Gospel of Christ. SHALOM.

  8. Billy Onunga says:

    If we will rule out what Matthew claims to have witnessed in Matthew 27, then i believe we should just rule out what John the Revelator saw in the book of Revelation.

    And we should also “rule out” what the other AUTHORS of the Bible like Moses wrote, because no one else wrote what Moses witnessed apart from it. BUT far be it from it that we should discard the Word written through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, because God is not man that he should lie…*Numbers 23:19.

    The Bible is TRUE and is the living & infallible Word of Jehovah Elohim & El Shaddai. May God open your eyes to perceive this. SHALOM!

    • Billy Onunga says:

      Point of correction: No one else witnessed what MOSES wrote apart from him…

      • Glen says:

        Where’s the supporting evidence. I’m just suppose to believe words. Words are not facts until proven to be usually in the form of substantial evidence or really beyond a reasonable doubt is the fact maker.

  9. Such a question seems to evoke (educe) others, such as : What happened to them? Why don’t we hear about them more often? Jesus worked many miracles, it could be said that Jesus is all about miracles. That more were worked can be seen as fulfillment of His words, “These and greater things shalt thou do.” As the gift of the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon His disciples, the re-appearance of sleeping saints goes under “these”, as per my previous quote. There is nothing more related in the Biblical accounts of these who had come forth from their tombs. Jesus Christ isn’t a fairy tale creature, Jesus is real.

    I have come forth from a tomb because I hear the voice of the Son of Man (John 5:25). This has included the resurrection into the personage of the king of Daniel 11:3. As the prophecy states in Daniel 9:26 about destroying the sanctuary, I once was ambushed in Chester County Prison with a .45 caliber automatic. One of my brothers was in the cell at the time. The bullet entered my right thorax, went through me, and ricocheted off the wall back into my thorax. After spewing blood and being carried by another brother, I became unconscious. I found myself floating in the air near and above the brother who was in the cell. He appeared to be cleaning the hall where apparently some blood had spilled on the floor. I have experienced the gift of levitation when in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., I floated, as an infant in a blanket, to the ceiling and back down to a brothers’ arms. The floating that I experienced at the prison, however, was not like that. The difference being that I had no sensation of my body save for sight and consciousness, yet the brother mopping the floor spoke to me and was aware of my being there. It is that condition that those who appeared after Christ’s resurrection experienced and those to whom they appeared, felt. In that condition, I, nor they, spoke.

    I once experienced that same floating where I looked down on my body, arms, legs, and head severed from the trunk, after an intense automobile collision. This time I was seeing through that same brothers’ eyes who was in the cell on the aforementioned occasion. He placed the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of St. Simon Stock around me while I lay motionless on the ground.

    • The graves opened when Christ gave up His spirit were a prefigurement of the general resurrection of the dead which began no later than September 25, 1955 A.D.

      The manner in which they appeared when Christ was resurrected is called the gift of bilocation. The bodies which had been buried remained in the tombs, yet they were still seen by others who had known them before they had died.

    • Glen says:

      Dreams appear to be realistic

    • Glen says:

      Check into a funny farm if you think you’re floating again.

  10. Rai says:

    Just because you don’t think something isn’t real doesn’t mean it isn’t real. Not every person is shown the same thing, God speaks to each and every person in the way best to speak to the individual person. The bible does not describe God the way I have come to know him, in fact I don’t even use the bible when I want to speak with God. Cause for me the Bible pushes me farther away from God the Bible is a collection of stories that happened a long time ago. It’s a history book and is more like guidelines and examples, it may have been inspired by God yet he let man write it. Man is flawed and the way man interprets something is flawed also. God wants us to seek him and he didn’t want us to seek him through a book. I like to think of the Bible as God’s published work you can read a book an author writes but that doesn’t mean you can know them personally.

    • But both prophecy and interpretation are gifts of the Holy Spirit. They go together hand-in-hand. Christ, Himself, spoke of “the days of vengeance, where everything written must be fulfilled.” Tomorrow, (today already for some folk), Monday, March 2, 2015 A.D. will be the 902nd day in both the 1,290 day and 1,335 day periods of Daniel 12:11 & 12. Formal Judgment Day shall commence on March 25, 2016 A.D.

      Such conclusion is based upon prophecy, the means with which Christ reminds us of the things He taught, and to let on to us about the things He is going to do.

  11. Glen says:

    I’m still waiting on the facts that are beyond a reasonable doubt. This story of dead living again, an entire river turns to blood, an entire see open and a path of dry hound reach to the other side, and 2000 people was fed with 2 loaves of bread and a few fish. They are nice and wonderful fairy tales. Kids even argue that Santa is real and Rudolph has a shining noise used as a headight by Santa every Christmas. If this being is so great and want to help/save mankind how is it he can not produce one gram of pure evidence of the book he wrote or inspired ensuring it’s the true gospel. Show me the “streets of gold” don’t show me qusars formed 12.5 billion years ago. To be that great /powerful and can produce the smoking gun evidence (beyond a reason doubt) is pathetic. Instead I’m quoting passages from a book that I’m supposed to take as true because the book says it’s true and mention nice verses on why to believe it.

    • Looks like you’ll just have to wait like the rest of us, as in Daniel 12:12, “Blessed is he who waiteth and cometh unto 1,335 days.” Assuming, of course, that you make it that far. Kinda like the Poseidon adventure, huh?

  12. Facts being as facts are, I, too, rose with Jesus Christ on that first Easter Weekend, for it was He, and He alose Who broke through the binds of sin for us, and I am the angel foretold in Exodus 23:20. I am now resurrected, yet I was created three times from three separate pairs of descendants of Adam and Eve.

    I have been shown the resurrected Adam, the resurrected Judas Iscariot, the resurrected Pontius Pilate, the resurrected Mohammed.

    To think that we, now at some estimate of 8 billion people on earth, have all come from one single set of parents is truly amazing.

    To think that there are those being resurrected through the wombs of women is also truly amazing.

    That life is so amazing is not reason to count prophecy as fairy tales, but as the voice of God Himself.

    Today, Sunday, April 26, 2015 A.D., is the 957th day in the 1,290 and 1,335 day periods of Daniel 12:11 & 12, respectively.

    It is also the third anniversary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s failure to inspect my automobile on the anniversary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s murder of John Palamar, Sr. and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s continued murder of both John Palamar, Sr. and myself, especially through the appearance, most recently, of the devil in the person of Corporal Santes of Troop J Barrack of the Pennsylvania State Police, Embreeville, Pennsylvania, who at 1:15 AM on Friday, April 24, 2015 A.D. did, unnecessarily, terrorize both myself, and an elderly gentleman and his daughter, rob me of my possessions, and threaten to do us bodily harm.

    America is at risk with lying, thieving, murdering scumbags like Corporal Santes behind the wheel.

    • glen says:

      It’s always a miracle that people believe the bible, but it will never be a fact that’s it’s true. If you walked on water yesterday; likewise, it should be performed today. The scribe writers were crafty like the Egyptians were crafty. Life had a biological begining. You can relate it to a God, or a divine moment of time, or a lucky moment in time, etc. but, how come the early man or the Egyptians never wrote about this miracle worker Jesus that supposedly murder every 1st born at sometime. I’m so surprised they never mentioned. Egyptians were a fact the bible call on one to have faith in it with no proof. Maybe I’ll write a fairytale today and throw it in the sea inside a bottle and in 1,000 years see if the mass belive it. It will be a picture story. I will speak of traveling to Mars and back wit just wings that I made of newspapers.

      • The reasoning that because it was performed yesterday, it should be performed today, is not in accord with what Christ teaches about the Spirit, that it blows as He will. God is not our instrument in this, we are His.

  13. Glen says:

    If we are God’s instruments where’s the proof. Only a book is proof. If we believe 1 book we need to believe them all hindu, koran, ect. Just because a book reads it don’t mean it’s fact. Facts have supporting evidence. if the bible need no proof than no other religious book needs proof.

    • 4GodSoLoves says:

      He has done what He will do. The biggest thing He did to “convince” you is -HE IS RISEN! Christ said: “But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” -Matthew 12:39-40
      If you wish for a sign -He is risen
      If you wish for evidence -He is risen
      If you wish to be convinced -He is risen
      This is truly a wicked and perverse generation that loves sin and demands a sign.
      It has already been given –He is risen

      • Glen says:

        Like I said those reading and passages from the book of fairytales uses simple logic to fool a fool. If the book of fairytale need no sign or proof neither does any other religious book. Quote from the book of fairytales – Genesis 1st chapter says the spirit of God moved across the face of the waters. Then God said let there be light. – right there is the 2cd lie in this book. The 1st was in the beginning. There’s no beginning with a God unless it’s a man made God. The 2cd lie was there’s no water without a sun (the light – let there be light), everything will freeze over without the closest star the Sun. Throughout this book of poem and fairytales are a multitude of lies. but they are not lies. They are fairytales like Santa. Just because I’ve haven’t seen Santa doesn’t mean he don’t exist. Ok the corrupt generation are the ones who try to get people to church to secure their own financial well being by asking for and accepting donations and offerings. Then these people use a quote out there book then say something like God wants you to give or you dont follow God if you dont give. (Using the name of religion to get money) – yeah the corrupted generation is clearer to see to me too.

  14. glen says:

    Prove Jesus existed. Faith is a belief not concrete evidence. If you can not prove beyond a reasonable doubt stop passing Jesus as a real man or the son of God.

  15. glen says:

    Aman Prove Jesus existed. Faith is a belief not concrete evidence. If you can not prove beyond a reasonable doubt stop passing Jesus as a real man or the son of God. A man

    • Anonymous says:

      No one saw Jesus walk on water and rise from the dead that’s living today. People during this time didn’t record these events like the Egyptians first born dying etc. because it didn’t happen. A lot of religions are for profit that is why they say Jesus was real. Then Santa Clause is too. Everyone get out a book and read about Santa and Jesus. The words are Santa and Jesus. A lie propted up on money with no concrete evidence. Just asking belief n a donation in the collection plate.

      • Glen’s problem is that he can’t prove Jesus doesn’t exist. What Glen does is called deflection, a form of identity transference.

      • Anonymous says:

        You must be a preacher. For Jesus to do the impossible and thousands of miracle it’s funny how today during scientific technology Jesus can’t do nothing anymore. It was a good book and nice idea, but Jesus can’t even prove he existed himself. Just like Santa Clause. An old story bought up and believed by the ignored. As powerful as Jesus was in the bible he’s certainly not so great today. Not only that it was a poorly written story. The reason Jesus never had concrete evidence to make a people of the world yesterday and today to believe because it’s fictional. How can you work a miracle in to making people believe you and your made up miracle doesn’t even hold up or have any effect on yesterday people. The bible was more than likely made for profit. A man in a lion’s den? Ok. If you say so. Next time you see Jesus ask him where’s that great miracle that makes generation after generation believe. And see what he says.

      • Jesus Christ is greater today than He was yesterday because power has been given over to Him, and there is more power each day than the day previous.

        In the case of Jesus Christ returning upon the clouds with great power, you haven’t a sound argument against it, you haven’t had a sound argument it, and you will never have a sound argument against it.

        Even the “great noise” of 2 Peter 3:10 will come at His Hand, and it is less than 164 days away.

        The very words that you speak against Christ, with all its trappings of disbelief, is proof of Jesus’ existence for it was foretold that Christ Jesus would be a sign against which to be spoken, so that the hearts of many would be revealed. (Luke 2:34)

      • Anonymous says:

        My argument is concrete and factual while yours is based off words and versus from a book. Rethink your logic before pushing Jesus was a living man. He’s a living story like Santa which is why there’s no proof outside of hear say that suggests he was real. Nor will there be.

      • If your argument is concrete, you ought to stay in the construction business.

      • Currently, I’ve met the resurrected Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mohammed, and Adam, the first man.

      • Today, Thursday, November 26, 2015 A.D., is the 2,136th day in the 2,300 day cleansing period of Daniel 8:14; the 1,171st day in the 1,290 and 1,335 day periods of Daniel 12:11 & 12, respectively. (Jerusalem Time/Day beginning at sunset/International Dateline)

        There are 164 days (including today) remaining until the Day of the Lord, Ascension Sunday, May 8, 2016 A.D., the First Year of the Judgment. (Malachi 4:5)

        This is the Twenty-Sixth Day in the Third Month in the Years of Judgment began September 1, 2015 A.D., the Final Day of Indiction.

        http://risen-from-the-dead.forumotion.com/

  16. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas! Jesus is about as real as Santa Clause.

    • Merry Christmas!

      I’ve come out of the grave just as Jesus said it would be :

      John 5 :
      25 Truly, truly, I say to you, for the hour cometh, and now it is, when dead men shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear (it), shall live. 26 For as the Father hath life in himself, so he gave to the Son, to have life in himself; 27 and he gave to him power to make doom (and he gave him the authority to pass judgement), for he is man’s Son. 28 Do not ye wonder in this, for the hour cometh, in which all men that be in burials, shall hear the voice of God’s Son. (Do not wonder at this, for the hour cometh, in which all those who be in graves, shall hear the voice of God’s Son.)

      • Anonymous says:

        Man is a fool to believe every book written. Especially a book that was written 100’s or 1,000, or more years ago that has no evidence. just a bunch of words how miracles of walking on water and coming back to life. Church is a place to dress up show off cars and cloths and eat. No one believes a man named Jesus was dead 3 days then came back to life. That’s not possible. it goes against the very book these people reads. It says: what I (God) bind in heaven is bounded on Earth. That includes the angel of death. It’s not possible to live again. All things are possible the book says. Is it possible for man to become God. Is it possible for God to lie is it possible for God and Satan to become friends again. No where in history but in the Bible does it talk about impossible miracles happening that would surely grab the attention of people everywhere had it been fact.

      • not according to your Judge, asswipe.

      • Anonymous says:

        You dick sucking motherfucker keep reading your bible you crippled nun.

      • Is that you, Brandon Fitzgerald, you filthy, asshole licking, shit eating nigger?

      • Anonymous says:

        Shut the hell up you trash talking bitch Edward palamar

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