Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People
The Son of man has to return “the second time” to recover the dead in Christ and resurrect them. Not on his “first coming”. The Bible says that the second coming will occur after a string of horrifying events never seen before in our world. There will be great famines, lots of war and international disasters. There would have been be noticeable signs in the stars, the moon and the sun. Then he would return a “Second Time” to collect his saints. It seems like none of these events happened before those people were brought out of their graves in Matthew 27:52-53.
Jesus also said that ‘he was the only one who has ascended into heaven”(John 3:13). If the people in Matthew 27:52 - 53 went to heaven, then this scripture could not be true. Jesus would have been a liar. But he isn’t a liar. He is the only one that went to heaven. Just like he said he would. People just don’t seem to take Christ at his word.
This is why we come to the conclusion that these people remained on earth and did not go to heaven.
The scripture was referring to the Pentecost.
Regardless, Jesus did Separate the two of them when He the Father is greater than I. If they were one they would be equal and all the same, but Christ explains that they are not. We should teach that God and Christ are separate beings but, they work as one.
If Jesus rose on Sunday morning, when Mary went to visit the tomb after the Second weekly Sabbath was over, while it was still dark, she would have found Jesus’ body lying there.