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Jesus tomb - how did it open?

The Bible says a huge rock was placed in front of the tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Besides the Bible being true, how does one explain the rock moving so Jesus could be resurrected and literaly walk out of the tomb exactly 3 days after he died, as he prophetically claimed? In other words, if the Bible is not true, what is your explanation for it? (Just wondering what non-Christians believe about that...)

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RobotLady

Asked by RobotLady at 9:48 PM on Apr. 24, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I am a Christan woman but figured I'd say something on this question. The stone that was placed in front of Jesus's tomb was about 5 feet tall and about 3 to 4 inches thick.. People did actually put it in front of the tomb because it was able to be rolled. The big question is when Mary went to the tomb that Sunday by herself, how did she think she was getting to the body with a stone that big to be moved by herself, I'll tell you, she had the inclination to go and not think about moving the stone. Also Jesus had the ability to go through walls and then become solid, this was why the deciples were able to touch his wounds. Also think about when the desciples where in hiding from the Jews, they had the door locked and were not going to answer to anyone, Jesus went through the doors to show them that he is alive. Hope this was informative to your question.
    Alicia10-2-08

    Answer by Alicia10-2-08 at 9:53 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Alicia, the bible says the angel moved the stone...and then sat on it while talking the women. as for mary and mary, they probly just went to mourn at the site...like everyone does now with their loved ones, they go to the grave site. doesn't mean they are going to dig them up. and if you look into the history, the stone was over a ton, it took many strong men, and ropes to move that thing, they sealed it with a government seal, and in those times whoever broke that seal was automatically put to death, and they put a watch over it, which in those times was at the least 4 trained centurians, and although it doesn't say how many specifically, IMO i'm pretty sure they put more than 4 men up there.
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 10:06 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Well, it could be explained that someone moved it just like they placed it.
    jujubean1979200

    Answer by jujubean1979200 at 10:12 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Well if it is not true, there is no explanation... it didn't happen... JMO but then again I wasn't there so who really knows.. Stories get distorted after so many years..
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 10:13 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • You have to remember too that some say there were men standing guard while others say there were not.
    jujubean1979200

    Answer by jujubean1979200 at 10:15 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Some who?


    "You have to remember too that some say there were men standing guard while others say there were not."

    RobotLady

    Comment by RobotLady (original poster) at 10:26 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • If someone was able to move it there, then they could also move it away.
    Eek_a_Geek

    Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 11:00 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • I'm not sure why people think the stone was monsterous in it's size. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus rolled the stone against the enterance by themselves. (Mt.27:60) An angel rolled back the stone. (Mt.28:2) Pilate sent guards to secure the tomb and to set guard. (Mt.27:65,66) The tomb was not opened to permit Christ to come out, but to allow others in so they could see that it was empty.
    popzaroo

    Answer by popzaroo at 11:06 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Oh, so I guess the rock did not have to move except to let people in to see that it was empty. That makes sense. Sure, Jesus could have just gone through the tomb walls to get out; never thought of that...
    RobotLady

    Comment by RobotLady (original poster) at 11:09 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Happy Easter! He has risen
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 1:51 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

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