About two weeks ago, I wrote that sometimes there are questions we will have that we won’t have the answers to on this side of Heaven. Questions and Answers. I wanted to give a brief “update” on the question I had in this post. I didn’t want to add to the post since those who read it once aren’t likely to read it again. I also want to point out the faithfulness of God. When I was reading Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians I came across this verse.

Not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.

2 Thessalonians 2:2 (NIV)

I think this ties in with something Paul said to Timothy. While I wrote about a possible connection between the dead being raised in Matthew 27:51-54 and these verses in 2 Timothy 2:17-18 in Questions and Answers, I hadn’t yet made the connection between 2 Timothy and 2 Thessalonians.

Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.

2 Timothy 2:17-18 (NIV)

Now, there is some question regarding the meaning behind the day of the Lord and the resurrection. I think that the events in Matthew, as witnessed by other people, could have led to the idea that the dead had already been raised. Hence, Paul’s statements to the Thessalonians, and to Timothy, about those who were preaching that the resurrection had already happened.

My original question, “Is there any other mention of this in the Bible? If so, what does it say?” regarding Matthew 27:51-54, and the dead being raised at Jesus’ death is still out there, since I’m not entirely sure that this verse from 2 Thessalonians 2:2 has to do with those events. However, I appreciate the possibility that there might be a connection.