Tuesday, March 30, 2010

No Such Thing As " Good Friday"

As churches worldwide observe Good Friday in a few days, it makes me just marvel that so many churches and believers just accept this man-made tradition... not realizing or noticing that Jesus died not on Friday, but on Wednesday!

Yes, Wednesday. Never heard that before? Mr Teno Groppi of kjv1611.org makes the biblical case clearly that Jesus died on Wednesday, and rose Saturday night.


The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be
broken, and that they might be taken away. (John 19:31)
The Catholic church sees a Sabbath day there and knowing that the body must be buried before then, they have Christ going into the tomb on Friday night to beat the deadline. They mistakenly assume it's talking about the Old Testament Saturday (At least they got that much right for once, but even when they're right, they're wrong!) and try to cram 72 hours into 36 or less.

What they didn't notice was that this was an high day, not a normal weekly Sabbath. The high day was the Passover!  It fell on Thursday, and the days of unleavened bread followed (Lev 23:5-7, Num 28:16-17).

Searching the Scripture, we find that the phrase "day of preparation" is never used in the context of a regular Sabbath day.  The day of "preparation" is always speaking of a special Sabbath such as the Passover.

How could the Sabbath be past (Mark) if they had to prepare the ointments before the Sabbath (Luke)?  Easy, there were two Sabbaths, the Passover high day (Thursday), and the Saturday Sabbath.  The ladies bought the spices on Friday, between the two Sabbaths.  The Spice stores would've been closed on Thursday and Saturday. Friday was the only possible day they could've bought them.  The Catholic cramming of three days into one, and making two Sabbaths into one, makes this into a contradiction.

Full article here.

See also: The Good Friday Myth -- Jesus died on a Wednesday

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