Mark 16:9 says "Now when JESUS (YAHUSHUA) was risen early the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdelene, out of whom He had cast seven devils." Some claim that this Verse means that YAHUSHUA arose on the first day (Sunday). But, it is not saying that He arose on the first day. It is saying that "Early, on the first day of the week, when JESUS (YAHUSHUA) was already arisen, He appeared to Mary Magdelene..." It is telling us, that as He was 'walking about' on the Earth, in His risen state, that is after His Resurrection, He appeared to Mary Magdelene.
---Gordon on 8/3/09|
Adrian, What you've stated is absolutely true. That also explains how YAHUSHUA (JESUS) could be Three Days and Three Nights in the heart of the Earth before He rose again. There were two Holy Sabbaths that week. The High Sabbath of Passover and the regular weekly Sabbath. If the Church would recognize and acknowledge the 7th Day Sabbath and the Messianic/Jewish Festivals of GOD, they would, then, understand that the Crucifixion was on a Wednesday, not a Friday. Besides, if YAHUSHUA was sacrificed on Friday and arose on Sunday morning, as is commonly taught, how is that equal to Three Days and Three Nights as the Lord said it would be?! Blessings!
---Gordon on 6/27/09|
Knowing the difference between Easter and the fulfillment of the Passover only has everything thing to do about our salavation.
The Word tells us to not be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
When I began to learn more about the history of church and the origin of her traditions, I was better able to start laying down the ways of man and draw closer to God.
My walk with God is much richer and more exciting now, than it has ever been.
I laid hands on a lame man and watched him dance in the street as he left crying and praising God.
I know it wasn't me, but it was way cool be part of it just the same...
---Allan2777 on 6/5/09|
They give glory to God. Most likely that's why He didn't do away with Easter and Good Friday.
---Betty on 6/3/09|
Yes Betty you are right,God never did away with easter or good friday,because He never started them. These are man's triditions based on God's word.
---mike on 6/2/09|
Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended to Heaven with all power and authority given unto Him. That's what counts. On Sunday the tomb was empty. The Lord's Day has been celebrated since then. Going to church on Good Friday is a good thing. Don't try to rob God of His glory. He did not do away with Easter and Good Friday, though He could have if it offended Him. Church worship during that time honors Jesus Christ.
---Betty on 6/2/09|
The last supper that Jesus spent was not the passover meal, it was a feast of prepartion.
The Seder (Passover meal) required that a lamb, without blemish, be slaugtered as a remeberence of God's protection when His wrath was poured out on Egypt.
Jesus was found "without fault" 3 times.
In order that Jesus fullfil the Law and the prophets, and be the Sacrifice, once and all, he was brought to slaugter the same day that the lamb was slaugtered by the priests at the temple.
Were this not true, then He could not have fulfilled the law and become the one Sacrifice for all Sin...
When we apply the blood of THE Sacricfial Lamb to the door way of our hearts, the judgement (death) that shall fall on the unsaved will passover us.
---allan2777 on 6/1/09|
Put the cap back on the glue, who cares what day is what? I have enough trouble keeping up with the days of the week. (good thing I don't build model airplanes) Notice also that Jesus celebrated the passover a day before the Pharisees and the rest of Jerusalem! Big Deal!
These are not the things Salvation and sanctification are born of, they are observances of the flesh, to make one day more important than another, and the apostle Paul called that BONDAGE!
"But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years." Galatians 4:9-10
Romans 12:2? Do it
---Pharisee on 6/1/09|
Passover is an eight-day celebration that begins on the night of the fifteenth day of the month of Nissan of the Hebrew calendar.
It is not a movable holiday like Easter.
Since it's origin in Babylon, Easter has always been held on the first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the spring equinox when it was declared by Semiramis (also called Ishtar pronounced Easter in Baylonian)in honor of the death of her son Tummaz.
Tummaz was the son of her and her other son Nimrod( Nimrod became her husband after his father Cush, son of Noah died)
This is the reason that Easter falls on different days each and is seldom in conjuction with Passover.
---Allan2777 on 6/1/09|
It matters little to me on what specific day it occurred. The whole calendar system has been changed and rearranged throughout history.
What matters is this, Jesus willingly went to the cross and shed His blood for me, so that I could have a right relationship with God, and spend eternity in heaven with Him.
I think this question is what is referred to as gagging on gnats.
---Trish9863 on 6/1/09|
Adrian: Aaaa, where in Scripture?
Regards to Rocky! :)
---Leon on 6/1/09|
I have made a valid effort to research and study this question. And I believe you are correct. Just yesterday while traveling my wife and I were once again discussing this and my wife said it is just impossible for his death to have taken place on Friday and still get the required three days and three nights like Jonah.
---mima on 6/1/09|
Personally, I don't care what day of the week my Lord died and rose for me--He's my Savior and Lord either way. :)
---Mary on 6/1/09|