I personally believe that Christ actually died on Thursday and not Friday. I do not see how to get three days and three nights between Friday and Sunday morning. However, the day that He died is not as important as the fact that He did die.
(Edited – If anybody is interested in a previous article I wrote back in 2013 on the crucifixion, then go to THIS LINK.)
The words in this hymn resonate in my heart and I pray they will encourage you today. Whatever day the crucifixion took place, the reality is that Sunday is coming! This coming Lord’s Day we will remember Resurrection Sunday for truly “up from the grave He arose with a mighty triumph o’er His foes!”
And I beheld God’s love displayed
You suffered in my place
You bore the wrath reserved for me
Now all I know is grace!
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A wholehearted amen from one who is nothing without Him!
I totally agree, the fact that He died is much more important than which day it was. But I also have a different thought as to what day He died; since the Jewish day began at what we see as 6:00pm the night before, His resurrection would have been just after that time on what we know as Saturday. So, in order to be in the tomb for three days and three nights, He would have died and been in the tomb before 6:00pm on Wednesday. This was necessary because the week of the Passover also had a special Sabbath on Thursday. This is the reason why the legs of the two other men were broken, so that they could also be off their crosses and taken care of before the special Sabbath. I have all the relevant verses outlined in a page that I put together years ago; if anyone would be interested, I can post that here too.
Robert, yes, feel free to post the info. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I have gone back and forth a couple of times over whether it is Wednesday or Thursday, but I do know it could not have been a Friday. That is a Roman Catholic invention that was carried into the ranks of Protestantism. If you prefer, you can email me at: Love4Liberia@gmail.com
Yes, we are nothing apart from Christ. Thank you for reading and sharing.
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