Let’s read Matthew 27: 5: 53-XNUMX: “At the same time the veil of the Temple was rent in two, from top to bottom, the earth trembled, rocks were split; sepulchres were opened, and many bodies of the saints, who were dead, were raised; and having come out of their sepulchres after his resurrection, they entered the holy city and were seen by many people ”.
The arguments which demonstrate that this story above is a fiction in bad taste that those close to Jesus and especially Mathieu wanted us to believe:
- 1) After the death of Jesus, the Pharisees went to Pilate and said to him: Lord, we remember that, when this seducer was alive, he said: I will be resuscitated in three days. Command, therefore, that the sepulcher be safely guarded until the third day.
What reasonable man can believe that the Pharisees could still use this language in the face of facts so vivid before their eyes? Everything that happened on the day of Jesus' death could not dispel the misunderstandings of the Pharisees, could it?
- 2) And yet Acts 2 which looks at Pentecost mentions that there were over three thousand people who were converted when the apostles began to speak in tongues. So is it possible that more astonishing miracles like those mentioned above did not touch anyone when the simple fact of speaking in tongues could convert thousands of people? Hence no one is a direct witness to the events described. Mathieu would have alluded to his intuition.
- 3) How to explain the silence of other evangelists eager for miracles on such important facts? Everything that happened on the day of Jesus' death could, could it not, dispel the misunderstandings of the Pharisees, could it not?
- 4) The alleged resurrection of several saints, would it not be contrary to the doctrine professed by Paul, because he said that Christ is the first of the resurrected? Yet those who were resurrected were resurrected on the day of the death of Jesus.