Originally posted by Relentless
Originally posted by 2b4thought
Also, 2b4 - Sunday is the Sabbath because that is the day Christ rose from the dead, after conquering sin. The greatest day in the Church.
That is NOT correct - actually - in those days - a day was sunset to sunset - Christ was buried before sunset Friday which in the Hebrew culture means
first day was sunset Friday through sunset Saturday (DAY ONE)
sunset Saturday through sunset Sunday was DAY TWO
sunset Sunday through sunset Monday would have been DAY THREE
That my friend is an inconsistency of church teachings - just because church teaches what they want does not make it correct!
So now you are telling me that Christ didn't rise on Sunday. Honestly!
This all depends on how you count it. The day of the death I think we both agree is Friday. This is counted as day one (and the burial is not the
event so sunset has nothing to do with it).
You can count it how you want but there are plenty of instances where counting days from events uses the first sign of the event as day one. You can
view it how you want, but I really don't think the Church counts it the way I presented because Christ rose on a Monday.
Christ wasn't even buried on a Friday, and he never rose on a Sunday. Yes he was put into the grave before a Sabbath, but the Israelites followed
annual Sabbaths also, one of them being the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, which is the day after passover, the day Christ was crucified.
Christ himself said he would be in the grave 3 days and 3 nights, and by Sunday morning, he was already risen. Christ was put in the grave late in the
afternoon, so if he was to be in the grave three days and three nights, he would have risen late in the afternoon also. If you count back three days
and three nights from the afternoon previous to Sunday morning, you come to Wednesday afternoon, which would make sense because the day after
Christ's crucifixion was an annual Sabbath (Thursday), the next day the spices etc would have been purchased and prepared for Christs body (Friday),
then comes the weekly sabbath (Saturday), Christ is risen Saturday afternoon just before sundown, and then early the next morning (Sunday) the women
go to his tomb and find it empty.
Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart
of the earth.
Notice how the Sabbath after the death of Christ was not an ordinary weekly Sabbath, but one of the annual High Day Sabbaths....
John 19:31 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 a high day,)
besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
Now notice that it doesn't say Christ rose on the first day, but that he was already risen....
LUKE 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week (Sunday), very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had
prepared, and certain others with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.
3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
Christ must have been buried late afternoon on a Wednesday, and risen late afternoon on the Saturday. Biblically, the weekly Sabbath never changed, it
is still sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.