Sunday, 3 February 2013

Exegetics on the Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection of Christ

Exegetics on the Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection of Christ

There is the distinct possibility (and Muslims love to query us about the sign of Jonah thing), that Christ was Crucified on Wednesday, buried Wednesday evening, that Thursday of that week was a "special" high Shabbat, as often occurs during Passover week, and finally that three days later, Christ arose from the Tomb, late Saturday afternoon (physical calendar day), after sunset, which by the ancient Jewish Calendar measurements, would be the beginning of Sunday, as we now understand & measure days!

At the end of the day: "our faith rests assured in the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus...."

And what is most important about the Christian Faith, is NOT whether Christ died on a Friday and rose on a Sunday, or some other set(s) of days... what is vital, exegetical is this:

Christ Has DIED,
Christ IS Risen, and
Christ WILL come again, PERIOD!

Wednesday NIGHT, Thursday NIGHT and Friday NIGHT, THREE NIGHTS...


Thursday DAY, Friday DAY, and Saturday DAY, THREE DAYS...

Ergo, the sign of Jonah, according to Matthew 12:40, would be easily fulfilled...

Additionally, while the Gospel according to Mark says:

"9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils." Mark 16:9 KJV,

The reference to "...Jesus was risen early the first day of the week..." is very easily reconciled to the contrast between the ancient Jewish Calendar, wherein each new day began with sunrise the NIGHT Before, and our current Gregorian Calendar system.

As "early the first day of the week" would be, by definition under the ancient Jewish Calendar, ANY TIME after Sunset on the 7th day, or Saturday evening (sunset typically being around the 12th hour, or 6pm / 1800 hours, local time!

Talk with some messianic Jews, I am not saying that they have it ALL RIGHT, and that others in Christendom have it ALL WRONG, simply that, as stated above we ought to be far more concerned with simply this:

Christ Has DIED,
Christ IS Risen, and
Christ WILL come again, PERIOD!

than with getting all bogged down over a Friday Death / Sunday Resurrection vs a Wednesday Death / Saturday Resurrection...

No Jesus, NO peace and yet, Know Jesus, KNOW peace

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelations 3:20 NIV]  How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything, anything at all?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s Take on, “Exegetics / Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection of Christ” – this 3rd day of February 2013 © 2013, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too)