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Offline DeMaistre

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« on: May 28, 2009, 11:46:06 PM »
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  • 52 And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose,

    53 And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many.

    (matthew, 27)

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    « Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 01:27:16 AM »
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  • Probably holy people who lived according to the old testament faith until Christ came and fulfilled it.

    Remember, the Jewish religion was the "true faith" until Christ (Whom it prefigured) came to fulfill it. So it makes sense that those who kept it until it was fulfilled would have been saints.
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    « Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 01:41:43 AM »
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  • They were Saints and perhaps they were holier than many catholic saint. It is not my word, I red it in a catholic book available online. The book says:" are you holier than David who fell?"
    I still wonder. I know that it is not good to judge the Saints. But we have some general rules (eg. Martyrs are higher than many others.) I wondwer if OT saints such as Jacob who enjoyed wealth, health wife and children are actualy greater than somebody like St. Francis who renunced everything for Jesus?

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    « Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 11:04:50 AM »
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  • I was wrong. OT saints are not greater than NT ones.

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    « Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 07:27:01 PM »
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  • Quote from: DeMaistre
    52 And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose,

    53 And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many.

    (matthew, 27)

    ?


    Doesn't tradition say that the Old Testament saints resurrected after Our Lord and appeared in public to testify to the truth of the Divinity of Christ and the truth of His Resurrection?
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    « Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 07:31:33 PM »
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    52 And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose,

    53 And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many.

    (matthew, 27)

    ?


    Doesn't tradition say that the Old Testament saints resurrected after Our Lord and appeared in public to testify to the truth of the Divinity of Christ and the truth of His Resurrection?


    It seems to say something like that.
    "Non nobis, Domine, non nobis; sed nomini tuo da gloriam..." (Ps. 113:9)

     

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