Matthew 27:52, Zombies were walking around?

Question: Matt 27:52, So there were dead people walking around? Like Zombies? Can you explain this a little bit more?

Answer: We do not have a lot of details on this event, but here is what we do know. Jesus conquered sin and death when He was crucified and resurrected and God provided this event as evidence for that. These dead saints were not lifeless zombies, but resurrected Old Testament believers. The graves were opened by the earthquake, and when Jesus resurrected so did many of the saints. The idea seems to be that they walked around testifying of Jesus for a time, and then ascended to Heaven. Perhaps they went to Heaven at the same time that Jesus did, but we do not know for sure. -PJ