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Featured How come good Friday is only two days from Easter Sunday?

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Andrew4jesus, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Andrew4jesus

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    How come good Friday is only two days away from Easter Sunday?
     
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    Hello, and welcome to CF!

    Christ rose on the third day - not after three days.

    He was buried quickly on Friday because the Sabbath was beginning. The Sabbath (Saturday) was a rest day, and He lay in the tomb. Early in the morning on the third day (the day after the Sabbath - Sunday), the women going to the tomb to care for His body found He had been resurrected. So He Rose between the ending of the Sabbath and early morning on Sunday.
     
  3. Ken Rank

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    The phrase "three days" to a Hebrew can mean any part of 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), or three days and nights, or it can mean the "day after tomorrow." If it is said on a Friday, the day after tomorrow is Sunday.

    I personally hold to a Thursday crucifixion but this is how they arrived at a Friday timing.
     
  4. Andrew4jesus

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    Many thanks Anastasia, I understand now. :clap: I'm very new to Christianity, Thankyou.
     
  5. Andrew4jesus

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    Hi Ken, what Thursday crucifixion is there another date?
     
  6. Ken Rank

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    Rather than getting into all that... just know that some arrive at different conclusions. Some see Friday as the day, I see Thursday, I know some who think Wednesday. All of us are "counting to 3" as we understand it and quite frankly, at this point in your walk... it is probably better to just leave it at Friday and concentrate on how He desires you to walk out your daily life. Come back to these kinds of details later. :)
     
  7. Andrew4jesus

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    Why do some people believe different days of the week? Ive never heard of that,it's always been good Friday and Easter Sunday as far as I can remember. But I must admit it has that squeezed into a weekend type of feeling about it to me. I wish we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus with the same vigour that the world claims to celebrate Christmas with. I don't know one decent Easter hymn.
     
  8. Ken Rank

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    I really shouldn't have said anything and regret it now. :) I am hesitant not because of you, but there are some who just look for reasons to argue. But... we're here... the bottom line is that there are different ways to count. If 3 days means "any part of 3 days" then Friday can work. If "three days and nights" means we must also include counting parts of the nights (which is how I take it) then you simply can't get to Sunday morning at sunrise from Friday afternoon because you can only get two nights that way. But again... this isn't that huge of a deal and there are so many more important tings to get into. :)
     
  9. Andrew4jesus

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    Thanks ken, I appreciate you taking the time to explain the differences to me. As I said I'm fairly new to Christianity and I just want to make sure I'm crossing the T's and dotting the I's right from the start. I'm worried about the end of the world too and if it is close I want to make sure when Jesus does return I'm batting for the right side.
     
  10. Ken Rank

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    If he is who is on your mind and heart, you're fine. Nobody has perfect doctrine and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise. We are all growing over a lifetime... this is a marathon not a spint and we won't have all things correct (we want to, we just won't) until he returns and perfects us. Until then we strive to perfection but realize we are imperfect... for now. :)
     
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  11. Yeshua HaDerekh

    Yeshua HaDerekh Men can dream of truth, but then cant live with it

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    We do in Orthodoxy! Pascha is called The Feast Of Feasts! You should check it out! Still doing it for almost 2000 years!
     
  12. SherahEphraim

    SherahEphraim There is none righteous,no,not one

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    [Staff edit]. it was something the catholics changed. Jesus actually died on a wednesday,and their days started different. ours is at 12 am, theirs is at 6pm.
     
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  13. SherahEphraim

    SherahEphraim There is none righteous,no,not one

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    i recommend checking out this sermon,it goes into great detail about it! :)

     
  14. Yeshua HaDerekh

    Yeshua HaDerekh Men can dream of truth, but then cant live with it

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    Because God's creative work ended at the end of the 6th day, He rested on the 7th and rose on Yom HaBikkurim (day of the firstfruits). :) Ken is right, we differ in our understanding/interpretation of it.
     
  15. SherahEphraim

    SherahEphraim There is none righteous,no,not one

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    [Staff edit]. do your research. ;) watch the sermon i shared, it will give you good detail ,doing some of the research for you,but study it for yourself. i didn't realise growing up about it, but it is something that was changed.
     
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  16. Andrew4jesus

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    That sounds brilliant yeshua ( I love that name :) ). Do you have a Turkey? The celebrations for Easter in my country are rubbish.
    My wife has just bought me the DVD " Jesus of Nazareth" we wanted to watch it on Easter Sunday to try and make Easter actually mean more than Easter eggs but unfortunately we didn't get a chance to see it. Hopefully we will see it soon, it's about 7 hours long!
     
  17. SherahEphraim

    SherahEphraim There is none righteous,no,not one

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    yeshua is Jesus. i hope this guy using the name doesn't reject the name Jesus though.. or apart of the hebrew movements.
     
  18. Andrew4jesus

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    I thought Catholics were the first church to be built after Jesus sacrificed himself? Can you prove they actually changed it?
     
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  19. Andrew4jesus

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    Yes I like chanting his name when I'm on my prayer mat. I don't think he should be judged for wanting to have the same name as his lord and saviour surely it's a form of flattery ?
     
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    It's because the celebration of "Good Friday" to "Easter Sunday" is based on tradition, that's not really grounded in the Scriptures

    Friday evening to Sunday morning is absolutely not 3 days & 3 nights. A child in elementary school could even tell us this...
     
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