The Bible’s Night of the Living Dead (The Faith Explained)

In an engaging podcast clip of The Faith Explained, Cale Clarke dives into the curious case of Matthew 27:52-54, brought to the table by Diana from San Diego. 🎙️✨ Cale unwraps the enigmatic scene where saints rise from their graves following Jesus’ crucifixion and saunter into the holy city, bewildering many.

Cale begins by setting the dramatic stage with an earthquake and the temple curtain tearing, right after Jesus’ death. He explains that scholars are divided over this supernatural event: some view it as a non-historical flourish added later, while others argue for its historical authenticity, citing Old Testament prophecies and theological implications. 📜🤔

The skeptics question the literal resurrection of these saints, noting chronological issues. Yet, Cale debunks these doubts, pointing out the significance of Jesus as the “first fruits” of resurrection and the unique nature of these saints’ return to life. 🥇🌱

He emphasizes the theological richness of this passage, arguing that it showcases Jesus’ victory over death and sin, not just for future generations but also for those who lived before him. This divine seal of approval on Jesus’ mission underlines the interconnectedness of all believers in Christ’s triumph. 🌟✝️

Cale makes the case that the resurrection of the saints is a sneak preview of the ultimate resurrection awaiting humanity. It’s a reminder of the power of faith and the mysterious ways in which God’s plans unfold. 🕊️💡

So, next time you hear about saints taking a post-mortem stroll, remember Cale’s breakdown! Don’t miss out on more intriguing discussions with Cale hosting The Faith Explained on Relevant Radio! 📻🙌

Got questions? Tune in to the next episode or drop him an email ( – who knows, your curiosity might just be the next big topic!

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.