Significance of the Stone

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I know that someone has already started a thread called "Does God Roll Away Stones That Shut You In?" But this one a little more different.

I would like to bring up the significance of the stone itself. More particularly, WHY it was rolled away.

My youth director should really recieve the credit for this since she inspired me to start this thread.

Her belief about the stone is that not the angel, but Jesus himself rolled it away. And not to come out of the tomb past the stone but so we could look in and believe. In later scriptures it was said that “appeared” in rooms with his disciples, no doors were used by him. She believes that Jesus rolled away the stone and then appeared to both Mary’s on their way back to bring the news of his resurrection to the disciples. This is was stated in the book of Mathew by the way. If Jesus walked out of the tomb then both Mary’s would had to have seen him walking around. But they only found the angel at the tomb. The angel told them to go tell the good news to his disciples that he was no longer there. So on their way back to town they were met by Jesus himself who said, “Do not be afraid.”

This was my youth director’s opinion, and I can see the logic and reasoning behind it.

I was tired that night and when asked how do I think the stone was rolled away I replied, “He got up, took off his burial garments and said to the stone, ‘Boy! Move!’.”
 

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I know that someone has already started a thread called "Does God Roll Away Stones That Shut You In?" But this one a little more different.

I would like to bring up the significance of the stone itself. More particularly, WHY it was rolled away.

My youth director should really recieve the credit for this since she inspired me to start this thread.

Her belief about the stone is that not the angel, but Jesus himself rolled it away. And not to come out of the tomb past the stone but so we could look in and believe. In later scriptures it was said that “appeared” in rooms with his disciples, no doors were used by him. She believes that Jesus rolled away the stone and then appeared to both Mary’s on their way back to bring the news of his resurrection to the disciples. This is was stated in the book of Mathew by the way. If Jesus walked out of the tomb then both Mary’s would had to have seen him walking around. But they only found the angel at the tomb. The angel told them to go tell the good news to his disciples that he was no longer there. So on their way back to town they were met by Jesus himself who said, “Do not be afraid.”

This was my youth director’s opinion, and I can see the logic and reasoning behind it.

I was tired that night and when asked how do I think the stone was rolled away I replied, “He got up, took off his burial garments and said to the stone, ‘Boy! Move!’.”

That stone can be taken literally, but speaking metaphorically, that stone represents so much more. It is the antithesis of freedom, it shows wisdom can easily move it aside, and ultimately you really have nothing to fear.

As for the actual moving of it, I don't know.
 

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Yes, I also believe the significance isn't that the stone was rolled away...but the empty tomb.

Now I'd also read that they were coming to perform some burial ritual, herbs, ointment, oils for the body... Who was gonna roll it away for her?
 

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"And, behold, there was a great earthquake for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it." Matthew 28:2
 

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Yes, I also believe the significance isn't that the stone was rolled away...but the empty tomb.

Now I'd also read that they were coming to perform some burial ritual, herbs, ointment, oils for the body... Who was gonna roll it away for her?

I know Prober already quoted the scripture, but they probably had absolutley no idea how they are going to roll it away or if they Roman guards would even think about doing it for them. I heard it said that they were talking to themselves about the problem.

I also agree that the significance was the empty tomb itself.
 
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