‘Good Friday’ Is A Roman Catholic Invention, Jesus Went To The Cross On A Wednesday

The Roman Catholic 'Good Friday' timeline is short by nearly two full days, because they fail to see the two Sabbath days that occurred. They only see the one on Saturday. They also fail to understand the Jewish calendar and how their days were set up according to Genesis 1. When you realize that at 6:00 P.M. the current day ends and the new one starts, that changes just about everything. How can your timeline be right when you don't even know what time it is?
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The Bible Believer’s Guide To The Crucifixion Timeline

For as Jonas 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.” Matthew 12:40 (KJV)

All over the world this Friday, Christians and Catholics will be observing Good Friday. The Catholic church teaches that Jesus went to the cross on a Friday and rose from the grave on a Sunday morning. It sounds right, and mostly everyone across the board accepts those days and that chronology. Only one problem. It’s completely wrong according to the biblical account of what happened.

The Catholic teaching is based on 1 Corinthians 15:4 which says this:

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” 1 Corinthians 15:4 (KJV)

They count Friday as one day, Saturday as the second day and Sunday as the third day. 3 days. Only it’s not 3 days, it’s barely a day and a half according to the Jewish calendar.

Jesus did not rise on Sunday morning, the bible says that He already “was risen” by the time Sunday morning rolled around. Read it for yourself:

“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)

“In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.Matthew 28:1,6 (KJV)

In all the gospel accounts, Jesus is already risen on Sunday morning. There is no account of His rising at that time, it has already happened. So if the Roman Catholic timeline is followed, you would have at the most 30 hours of elapsed time. Not even close enough to the “3 days and 3 nights” that Jesus Himself said would transpire.

The Jewish Day Still Starts The Way It Did In Genesis When God Created It

In the first chapter of Genesis, we see God creating our 24 day, made up of 12 hours of “evening”, and 12 hours of “morning. This is exactly how we still chart time here in 2014. But the bible says that God started the day at 6:00 P.M. Make a mental note of that because when we come back to this point in just a bit, you’re going to need to remember it.

Jesus says in Matthew that His crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection would match that of what happened to the prophet Jonah in the Old Testament. Here it is:

For as Jonas 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.” Matthew 12:40 (KJV)

There you have it, the required time mandated by Jesus Himself is 3 full days, and 3 full nights. Jesus was crucified on Wednesday morning, and taken down off the cross before sundown at 6:00 P.M. when Thursday would begin. To us that’s still Wednesday night, but the on the Jewish calendar, 6:00 P.M. starts the next day.

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. 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 an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.” John 19:31.32 (KJV)

The Two Sabbath Days

Now please note the phrase “that sabbath day was on a high day”. This is not the regular Saturday sabbath day, it is a special, high sabbath day. What was so special about this “high day”? It was the Passover! This Passover fell on the Thursday and was followed by the days of unleavened bread as found in Leviticus:

“In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Leviticus 23:5-7 (KJV)

Now that you see that the Passover was on a Thursday, the age-old Pascha-Passover controversy has also been solved. In the King James Bible, Acts 12:4 uses the word “Easter” instead of the word “Pascha”, which means Passover. Which is precisely what Luke was referring to, the pagan holiday of Easter on that Saturday, and not the Jewish Passover which had already finished. Acts 12:3 says that Peter was taken during the “days of unleavened bread”, right?

And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)” Acts 12:3 (KJV)

Well, I just showed you that according to the Old Testament, the “days of unleavened bread” came after the Passover. So in Acts 12: 4, Luke rightly records it as being Easter and not the Passover which had already expired. (See how simple it is when you actually believe what you read where you read it?). Now, let’s get back to those 3 days and 3 nights.

He Arose!

Remember now, in the week Jesus was crucified there are two sabbath days, not only one. You have the high Sabbath day on Thursday, which was the Passover. And you have the regular Sabbath day which fell on Saturday as they do each week at the end of the week. Mark records it this way:

“And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.” Mark 16:1,2 (KJV)

When the ladies brought the spices, it was after the High Sabbath day of Passover. It was not after the regular Sabbath day on Saturday. They brought the spices on Friday. The first day of the week is not Monday, but rather it’s Sunday.

Saturday being the last day of the week, the day God rested from all His labors. So as the two Marys coming to see the body and mourn at sunrise Jesus was not “rising”, but rather had already risen.

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:6 (KJV)

A Quick Review Of The Timeline:

  • Jesus crucified on the cross 9:00 A.M Wednesday morning
  • Taken down off the cross at sundown
  • Buried for 3 nights – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Passover, the high Sabbath day on Thursday
  • Buried for 3 days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • The regular Saturday sabbath day
  • Jesus rose from the grave Saturday night at 6:00 P.M. – the start of the first day of the week, Sunday
  • Tomb is empty before the sun rises on Sunday when people start arriving

Now we have the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy to be ” in the heart of the earth” for “3 days and 3 nights”. The Roman Catholic ‘Good Friday’ timeline is short by nearly two full days, because they fail to see the two Sabbath days that occurred. They only see the one on Saturday. They also fail to understand the Jewish calendar and how their days were set up according to Genesis 1. When you realize that at 6:00 P.M. the current day ends and the new one starts, that changes just about everything.

How can your timeline be right when you don’t even know what time it is?

So while you spend this week observing “Good Friday”, just keep in mind that you’ve already missed the day of His ‘passion’ by two whole days.

That is, if you’re a Bible believer.

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.

  • Larry / vietnamvet1971

    NO surprise that the Roman Catholic church changed days & times……………

    • Larry/vietnamvet1971,

      First of all, thank you for your service.

      I have a question. When did the Catholic Church change the day of the Crucifixion?

      Jusin Martyr said the crucifixion was on Friday. He wrote around the year 150A.D.

      “But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples…” (First Apology 67)

      I am just wondering, because many people claim that the Catholic Church started in 325A.D. with Constantine. But if that is the case, then they did not invent the Friday crucifixion as Justin Martry has already spoken of it 175 years before that.

      • Larry/vietnamvet1971

        Sorry, I do not argue with unbelievers that distort,twist the Word of GOD…….You have beat every dead horse in here and whipped every one that disagrees with you….sort of time for you to move on.

        • Larry,

          I am just looking for an honest answer.

          If you can’t or won’t answer it, I’ll try someone else.

          BTW…I have two sons who just got home from doing their service, one in Afghanistan. Seriously, I appreciate your service.

          • Phil

            I accepted the Wednesday crucifixion theory in 1972, and didn’t discover that it doesn’t work until 2007. I think the strongest case can be made from the scriptures for it occurring on a Thursday, but The Justin Martyr quote does deserve a reasonable response, and I don’t really have one.

          • Larry/vietnamvet1971

            NO, you are not looking for an honest answer you are looking for YOUR opinion and NO one had better question you about it.

            You got problems….IF no one will reply to you then you reply to yourself and comment to yourself.

            Get over YOURSELF….. my last comment to you.

        • Larry,

          I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

          And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages, God
          of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten not made, being of one substance with the Father,
          through Whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, was
          incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man: Who for us, too, was crucified under
          Pontius Pilate, suffered, and was buried: the third day He rose according to the Scriptures, ascended into heaven, and is seated on the right hand of the Father: He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end.

          And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son: Who together with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified: Who spoke by the prophets.

          And I believe one holy, Christian, and apostolic Church.

          I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and life of the age to come.

          Amen.

          What part do you not agree with?

          • Edwitness

            Tim,
            The main disagreement among others is that you worship Mary as co-redemptress with Jesus. You conveniently left that one out. There are many others, but you already know them so there is no point in re-hashing them with you.
            If you remain in Catholicism you will die in your sin. Too much idolatry.

          • Edwitness,

            Sorry, I do not worship Mary and the Catholic Church does not even teach that.

            What I quoted was the Nicene Creed. I left nothing out.

            There was one change though.

            “And I believe one holy, Christian, and apostolic Church” should read “And I believe one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.”

            This was changed in the Nicene creed at a later date by Protestants. They accepted the beliefs of the council but did not want to be associated with the word ‘catholic’. That’s OK. It just means ‘universal’. And there is just one church and it believes the Nicene Creed.

            You make the claim, “Too much idolatry”, but if I refute it, you call it re-hashing. The problem is very few will read the Catechism to find out what Catholics really belief. They just re-has the same old lies.

            OK. Gee, I just want a couple of answers, please!

            When did the Catholic Church begin?

            Geoffrey Grider says 325A.D. Do I have a second on that?

            Then answer this question. In the light of what Justin Martyr said around 150A.D., was the Friday crucifixion an invention of the Catholic Church?

            All I need is a year and a ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

            Who will dare to answer?

          • On the contrary, Catholic doctrine ABSOLUTELY includes the worship of Mary: Hail, Mary Mother of God, venerable treasure of the whole world . . . it is you through whom the Holy Trinity is glorified and adored . . . through whom the tempter, the devil is cast down from heaven, through whom the fallen creature is raised up to heaven, through whom all creation, once imprisoned by idolatry, has reached knowledge of the truth, through whom nations are brought to repentance. (qtd. in Luigi Gambero, Mary and the Fathers of the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Patristic Thought)

          • Phil

            I would disagree with the first point. The Father did not do the creating. The Son did:

            John 1:
            1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
            2 The same was in the beginning with God.
            3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made

            Colossians 1:
            15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
            16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
            17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

            Hebrews 1:
            8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
            9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
            10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

          • Geoffrey,

            You cannot win this one!

            This is what the Catechism says!!!

            II. DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN

            971 “All generations will call me blessed”: “The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.” The Church rightly honors “the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of ‘Mother of God,’ to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs. . . . This very special devotion . . . differs essentially from the adoration which is given to the incarnate Word and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit, and greatly fosters this adoration.” The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an “epitome of the whole Gospel,” express this devotion to the Virgin Mary.

            You need to understand the difference between latria and dulia. Just terms, but learn them!

            From the New Advent Cathlolic Encyclopedia…

            Dulia

            Help support New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more — all for only $19.99…

            (Greek doulia; Latin servitus), a theological term signifying the honour paid to the saints, while latria means worship given to God alone, and hyperdulia the veneration offered to the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Augustine (City of God X.2) distinguishes two kinds of servitus: “one which is due to men . . . which in Greek is called dulia; the other, latria, which is the service pertaining to the worship of God”. St. Thomas (II-II:103:3) bases the distinction on the difference between God’s supreme dominion and that which one man may exercise over another. Catholic theologians insist that the difference is one of kind and not merely of degree; dulia and latria being as far apart as are the creature and the Creator. Leibniz, though a Protestant, recognizes the “discrimen infinitum atque immensum between the honour which is due to God and that which is shown to the saints, the one being called by theologians, after Augustine’s example, latria, the other dulia”; and he further declares that this difference should “not only be inculcated in the minds of hearers and learners, but should also be manifested as far as possible by outward signs” (Syst. theol., p. 184). A further distinction is made between dulia in the absolute sense, the honour paid to persons, and dulia in the relative sense, the honour paid to inanimate objects, such as images and relics. With regard to the saints, dulia includes veneration and invocation; the former being the honour paid directly to them, the latter having primarily in view the petitioner’s advantage. More detailed explanation of dulia and the reasons for which it is shown to persons or things will be found in the articles IMAGES, RELICS, SAINTS. See also ADORATION and WORSHIP.

            Catholicism does not teach Mary worship!

            And by-the-way, please answer the two questions.

          • I was a Catholic for 30 years, you can’t fool me. Lol, the “mother of God”….it’s a cult.

          • Phil

            Tim,

            “Sorry, I do not worship Mary and the Catholic Church does not even teach that.”

            You may not, but your claim about the Church does not hold up under scrutiny. The Marian doctrines are really nasty. I have personally asked dozens of Catholics what the Immaculate Conception is about, and only one knew that it was about Mary being born sinless. There is a huge disconnect between the actual Catechism and what the average Catholic believes.

          • Geoffrey,

            Can you answer the two questions or not?

          • Phil,

            All I can say is, talk to Catholics that actually know their faith.

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  • Skywatcher

    An excellent post, Brother Geoffrey! For many years, I had an issue with the timing, and eventually came to the same conclusion as you have! I praise the Lord for good Bereans! Continue to keep up the great work, my brother!

    By the way…today would be “Good Friday”! Today is the Remembrance Day, wherein we observe that our sacrificial Lamb was slaughtered on our behalf. Thank you, Lord Jesus for your undying love for us, and your obedience “unto death, even the death of the cross”!

    • Geoffrey Grider

      Thank you, glad it was a blessing 🙂

      • Paul

        The Passover and how Jesus fulfilled it.

        No greater example of a substitute sacrifice is given in the bible than the Passover. After thousands of years it is still remembered and observed by Jews today.

        Ex.12:3-14 God tells Moses to choose a spotless lamb on the 10th of the month:
        * watch it “up until” the 14th of the month (a time of examination of the lamb) the 10th to the 13th is 4days
        * kill it in the evening of the 14th (6 PM evening is the beginning of the day for the Jews established in Genesis)
        * vs. 7 Put it’s blood on the door posts of their homes.
        * vs. 8 They were to “eat the flesh in that night” (the 14th which would begin Wednesday after 6PM). The lamb had to be killed before 6pm Wed. 13th in order to be eaten “that night”. Verse 18 says they were to eat it “on the 14th at even” which would be after 6pm Wednesday.
        * When God sees the blood they will be passed over because judgment was executed on the lamb instead of them.(vs. 23)

        Jesus the Lamb of God

        The 10th ‘Palm Sunday” Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey’s colt and is hailed as ‘Messiah”. He is ‘chosen’ by the people (Zech.9:9)(Jn.12:14,15) at the same time the Passover lambs are being examined by the high priest at the temple sheep gate.
        The 10th to the 13th (Mat.21:12) – Jesus teaches in the Temple, casts out the money changers and is “observed” for 4 days – Sunday thru Wednesday. Wednesday morning Pilot finds “no fault in him”.

        Jesus is arrested, tried, and rejected by the Jews and condemned by Pilot in the evening of the 13th which
        starts after 6pm Tuesday evening. Wednesday Jesus is on the cross 9am to 3pm Wed. dies and is buried before 6pm Wed. which begins the evening of Thurs. the 14th – Passover.

        The 14th to the 16th (Thursday,Friday,Saturday) Jesus is in the grave and fulfills the “Sign of Jonah” (Mat.12:39,40) of 3 days AND 3 nights in the heart of the earth. He rises from the dead after 6pm Sat. evening thus fulfilling ALL scripture of the Passover lamb and the sign of Jonah.

        In order to fulfill ALL prophetic scripture Jesus HAD to have died on Wednesday afternoon – NOT Friday.

        I tried over and over to figure this out by the Gospels but it never added up. Then I realized the answer was contained in the Bible itself. If Jesus had to fulfill ALL scripture then I had to study the Passover to find the answer.

        For the Catholic church to teach Jesus died on Friday they make a liar out of Jesus and the prophetic scriptures. But, then again when did Rome ever believe the scriptures?

        • Shalom Paul,

          You noted “Jesus is arrested, tried, and rejected by the Jews and condemned by Pilot in the evening of the 13th which starts after 6pm Tuesday evening. Wednesday Jesus is on the cross 9am to 3pm Wed. dies and is buried before 6pm Wed. which begins the evening of Thurs. the 14th – Passover.” I would like to clear something up here. I have done some serious study and research on the timing of the Passover.

          Please permit me to clarify the timing. Tuesday at sundown started Passover. So from sundown Tuesday to sundown Wednesday was the “real” Passover. After Yeshua and His disciples finished their Passover meal, they went to the Mount of Olives where He prayed and sweat blood. While they were there is when the soldiers arrested Yeshua. By the time the soldiers arrested Yeshua, it was in the early morning hours of Passover-Wednesday. Too many are confused on “when” Passover is because they are following what the Orthodox Jews are doing and they are not observing the correct day for Passover. Passover never was nor will it ever be a High Sabbath. The First and Last Days of Unleavened Bread are High Sabbath.

          I have done extensive research into all the timing and how it all fits together. Looking at the Hebrew words and what they really mean. So many people have the wrong understanding on Passover. I hope to be able to write a book to help those who are interested in learning the truth about the timing of Passover with all the references so people can check them out for themselves.

          • paul

            Hello Eddie,

            Thank you for shedding light on this subject. I checked out a few web sights and they too confirm Passover is not a High day but the fiest of unleavened bread is which was Thursday. Geoffrey was wrong also in his article as he also said Thursday was Passover. The only question I now have is Wed., being the 14th of Nissan, would have made the 10th a Saturday – a Sabbath. That being said would the Jews have cut down palm branches and the other things they did which they were not supposed to do on the Sabbath?
            Anyway, we have the day of Jesus’ death right- Wednesday.
            -Paul

      • Billy Spruill

        I am confused. Why didn’t the two Mary’s take the spices to the body on Friday since that day was available as it lay between the 2 Sabbaths. However this is an informative post that would explain the missing time, between the crucifixion and the resurrection. Thanks.

      • Douglas Pearsall

        The only flaw in that theory is that Jesus kept the passover on thursday,so when He spoke of the three days and nights it was probably symbolic,the heart of the earth symbolizes hell in which He was in the garden.You shouldnt have a problem with symbolism since you probably think thats all baptism is,except its really not its real and Christ really was in hell the night before He also died.Jesus kept the passover Mark 14:12-18 Lev.23:5 and was nailed to the cross on the the high holy day Lev.23:6 the next day was the seventh day of the week in which He rested at sundown.He kept the passover with His disciples as He also said He would.Stop trying to use the word like a lawyer to tear down hundreds of years of handed down traditions that was handed down by the Apostles and martyrs of the early church before there even was a new testament.Also the Romans cared little about the customs and neither did the Pharasees when it came to the crucifiction as long as it was done the Pharasees probably wanted it expedited since also the next day was the weekly sabbath something they were most legal about as was recorded in much of the gospels.

  • Pete

    Now, here is an article that I can 100% agree with! Nice work on this, very good…will share with others.

  • Amen. If people would look up the word “Easter” in Webster 1828 Dictionary they would see it is a pagan goddess. People would rather stick with traditions than truth. Your timeline is scriptural and accurate. People, even “Christians” prefer traditions over God’s word. Churches having “egg hunts”? Shameful.

    • Mark Eastridge

      HeavensRecord,
      I’m glad to see someone studying the truth of God’s word
      The word Easter in that verse should be pasca,Passover in the Greek

  • Asa

    Thank you so much for this explanation…I am reading this on Wednesday, 23 March 2016…and by sundown tonight is when Jesus would have died and been taken down from the cross 2,016 years ago…Amazing!…I have lived my entire life thinking this occurred on Good Friday…God is so wonderful/merciful/understanding in that though I did not realize the complete truth of the matter, He was gracious to encourage my faith in Him that He, Jesus, died and rose again on the third day…irrespective of my erroneous understanding of it all…but thanks be to God…because of this post…I’ve got it straight now…Again, thank you for caring and believing/understanding the Scriptures so clearly/plainly…and God bless you.

  • Karen Sue

    Thank you, Geoff.

    I learned this years ago from a Jewish man. The RCC continues in fallacy, and proclaims the divorce from biblical roots and history annually with Lent, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday.

    Easter has pagan roots as does Christmas, but people do love their traditions. Traditions of men, are like the heresies that crept in sideways to the church, and it was admonished to not do these things.

    I pray that your article reaches many hearts who want the truth, and will understand that much of what we have embraced as tradition does not have a biblical standing.

    Again, thank you.

  • Laura Marie

    Just learned this at church Sunday.

  • BRian

    We as Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. Good Friday to Sunday is merely symbolic just as our celebration of His birth on Christmas is symbolic. Neither are exact and it doesn’t matter if they are exact. I celebrate Jesus’ reason for being born and everyday, that includes His birth, life, sacrifice for me, and His resurrection. It wouldn’t make a hill of beans difference if we celebrated in June. The heart matters, not the day.

    • On the contrary, all Bible doctrine is equally important. We have a COMMAND to study it as hard as we are able to do so:

      “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

      • Mark Eastridge

        Geoffrey,
        Your absolutely right,if we look at the course of abiah with Zacharias, Elizabeth got pregnant around the 24th or 25th of June read further in the chapter and Mary got pregnant the 24th or 25th of December and Jesus was born on the feast of Tabernacles September 29th

      • Steve

        Geoff, while your knowledge in this matter is impressive, why are you taunting people with “if your a Bible believer” at the end of the article? BRians comment is fine that you can remember and observe ANYTIME you want to. Isn’t that the point of Communion? To remember “as often” as you do this? Again, your article is written in such a haughty fashion, you actually do nothing here to honor and glorify God, but you come across as glorifying yourself. I guess next, you’ll say every church that holds good Friday services and Ressurrction Services on Sunday morning should be called into question as to whether or not they are biblically based churches….

        • I am saying that, according to the Bible, ‘good Friday’ doesn’t exist. Nothing happened on a Friday.

          • Rob Costello

            The Passover was in Fact on The Tuesday, when Christ Ate The Passover with his Apostles…..If anyone knew The Real Passover it would be Christ!! The “False Jews” celebrated it on The Wednesday, is why they wanted Christ Dead and buried quickly , so they could Celebrate their Passover later that same day…..You are Right, wedneday is the right day!!!

        • Comforter

          Geoff is just pointing people to a better way

          Much of our theology has to be re written as much has been interpreted incorrectly

      • Comforter

        Agreed
        It does matter indeed that we get the days right.
        Getting the days right has huge significance when we refer to Daniel’s prophesy of Time Times and half a time

    • Anon

      I have to agree with you on this. Everyday we should celebrate the fact that He came into this world to save us ‘sinful wretches’ by nailing our sins to the Cross; to rise from the dead any give us eternal life. Everyday we should be on our faces thanking Him for what He’s done for all of us. And the Bible says: “16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. 18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not[d] seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.”

  • BENTON COLLINS

    Geoffrey, this is an excellent article on your analysis on how Christians miss the mark. The Liturgical Church is bound to its traditions no matter how much in error they are. The Liturgical church bases its Liturgical Calendar with Julian Calendar. The Council of Nicaea, (325 AD) attempted to establish the date of Easter. The date of Easter is determined by the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox- March 21st.
    March 23 is the date of Purim on the Jewish Calendar. Purim the feast celebrating on how Ester defeated the plans of Haman to kill all of the Jews. I wonder if Jesus were present on this Earth, would He be celebrating Purim. We have Biblical evidence that Jesus celebrated Hannukah. Many Christians will be observing tomorrow Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter this week. Passover, known in Judaism as Pesach. The Jewish calendar is based upon a solar-lunar calculation. The month starts when in Jerusalem two observers see the slightest sliver of the crescent moon and the two observers report the Sanhedrin. (This occurred for the first time in 2000 yrs 14 days ago.). This year, Passover is Friday, April 22 at sundown, Saturday, April 23 is The Feast of Unleavened Bread and Sunday, April 24 is First Fruits. In 2017, Passover occurs on Monday, April 10.

    • benton collins

      I misspelled Esther

  • Tilman

    I once tried to figure out the date as well and came to exact the same result. Basically, the gospels leave no room for another interpretation. Excellent work, Geoffrey. Thank you!

  • MIKE WATCHINSKI

    To Brian.

    I disagree with you. It does matter if your doctrine is exact. To say that the word of God only gives us “general information” and things we can ignore or to just follow the blind leaders of this religious world will bring you the question: “How do you know that there was a man named Jesus?”

    God didn’t inspire, record and preserve his Word so that we can say “it doesn’t matter”. Out of the infinite wisdom and ways of God, He chose to give us this very small volume of his will to keep us busy in study for all of our lives. There is nothing in his Word that “doesn’t matter”.

    “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”

    “Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, from this generation for ever” (Psalms 12:6-7)

    To verify the correct day of the crucifixion, a good way to see it is to start a time line at six pm on Saturday and walk it backward. Any time on Saturday after six pm was the resurrection. (I like to think that Jesus rose from the dead a mili-second after six pm) And if you go in reverse from that time, you will arrive at the scriptural day and time of his death. Make a chart to see this.

    This article is totally accurate. It is just so disheartening to see that even in conservative churches, this heresy is embraced. The hold that tradition has on most of us is remarkable.

    Looking….

  • Bk

    Yahushua rose on the Sabbath.

    He is King of the Sabbath!

    “In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.” – Matt. 28

  • Jackson

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  • jimmyb

    Maybe I am not understanding something here. Jesus was crucified on Wed. starting at 9am. He was on the cross for 6 hours. He died at 3pm that same day, and they had to rush to get him buried BEFORE 6pm because that was the Passover’s start time. He was killed symbolically as the Passover Lamb; just what the Jewish people were doing at that very time around the country; killing lambs for the forthcoming Passover, which began at 6pm. He was buried on or before Thursday, which starts at 6pm.

    Thursday, 6pm to 6pm; night first, then day. Night and day #1.
    Friday, 6pm to 6pm; night first, then day. Night and day #2.
    Saturday, 6pm to 6pm; night first, then day. Night and day #3.

    So if he rose on the second 6pm of Saturday, which would technically be Sunday morning, that would mean he was risen for a minimum of 10 or 11 hours before the sun would come up, and the women arrived, around 4 or 5am Sunday morning? Is that right? I just have a hard time with the term, “morning”, when it is evening for us, and it will be 11 hours or so more before daylight; the actual “morning”. Morning, to me, denotes the Sun rising; or at least, the AM hours, not the PM hours.

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    • benton collins

      I believe you are correct. The problem is Passover does not always fall on a Thursday on the Hebrew calendar. The Hebrew Calendar is a solar-lunar calendar. The first day of the month is determined by the sighting of the crescent of the moon by two observers in Jerusalem. This tradition returned this year. Passover is the 14th of Nissan which is a full moon. To add to the mass state of confusion are the irregular spacing of the leap years. The Shabbat is Friday Evening at sundown to Saturday evening at sundown. On Saturday sundown is the start of the first day of the week. Sunday morning is part of the first day of the week. The scriptures only state the women went to the empty tomb on the morning of the first day of the week which would be Sunday AM. Today sunrise occurs at 5:37 AM and sunset occurs 5:54 PM. Since the Hebrew calendar is different from the Julian calendar which a solar based calendar, we can only have the day of the empty tomb. We have the sign of Jonah of three days in the belly of the earth. We have in Scripture that Passover occurs during this period in the discussion.

  • tara

    I am so thankful for this explanation! I’ve struggled with what was taught to me as a Baptist all my life knowing it didn’t make sense. It really does matter to understand the importance of sound teaching!

  • John

    If you think that’s something us Catholics believe that the body and blood of Christ are present on the altar. I mean Jesus is there nourishing us spiritually. It’s a miracle we cherish every time we celebrate mass. How beautiful!

    • Edwitness

      John,
      Your Catholic interpretation of John 6 makes Jesus and yourselves canibals! If you will read the passage carefully you will find that Jesus was careful to explain that it is His word that is your spiritual food and not His literal body and blood. John6:63– “It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh (eating His body) profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, They are Spirit, and they are life”.
      We are to be fed by His word, not His literal body.
      The Roman religion is the whore that rides the beast. Rev.16 and 17. If you remain in her you will die in your sin.

      • Edwitness, John’s interpretation of John 6 does make him a cannibal, as does not any Catholic become a cannibal by eating the body of Christ and drinking His blood. The Eucharist is not just any ordinary human flesh and blood. It is Christ’s glorified body, which is not the same. To eat the ‘Bread of Life’ is not like eating ordinary human flesh, which is a disgusting thought indeed.

        Jesus did not turn right around and say that eating His flesh profits nothing after emphasizing over and over again that it was necessary for life. When He said ‘the flesh profits nothing’, he was talking about the desire of the crowd following to be given natural bread that would sustain their fleshly existence when, in fact, Jesus was offering them ‘spiritual ‘ food instead that would give them life everlasting. He was telling the crowd that obedience to His words is necessary for the life that only the Spirit can give. Eating natural food everyday cannot give us eternal life. But that is what the crowd was primarily interested in.

        Why would His own closest disciples be bothered by your interpretation that he meant ‘to be fed by His word’? Jesus had already said “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life (John 5:24).
        Read it again and think about it…hard.

        • Edwitness

          Tim,
          And again Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God.” His word is our spiritual food just as He said. “The words that I speak to you they are spirit and they are life”. NOT HIS FLESH! Eating it profits you nothing.
          Your argument is with Jesus, not me.

        • Edwitness, I don’t want to argue, but believe:

          Then Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.” [John 6:53-58]

          From what Jesus says here, how can you say “NOT HIS FLESH! Eating it profits you nonthing”?

          • Edwitness

            Tim,
            Because you stop too soon when reading the passage. Read the full context. Jesus knew that they (the disciples) would consider it canibalism so He told them In vs.63 it was His words concerning communion that they were to gain spiritual nourishment from. Not His literal body and blood. He said to them “It is the spirit that quickens (gives life), the flesh profits nothing. My words, they are spirit and they are life”.

            If He meant it literally then why did He give them real bread and wine when He had Passover with them instead of pieces of His literal body and drops of His blood? The answer is staring you in the face, but you are spiritually dead and can not receive it. Just as those who walked away saying,”this is too hard, who can hear it?”

            You need to receive Christ as Lord and Savior as Jesus explained to Nicodemus and Paul explained in Romans and Ephesians etc….. Baptism is not spiritual birth. It speaks of a future resurrection for those who have been born again.

          • Edwitness,

            I have read the passage in full many, many times. I have said before, when he says “the flesh profits nothing”, he going back to the beginning of this discourse where those around her were asking him to do what Moses did and give them physical bread to eat to sustain them in their fleshly existence. This is why he says, “the flesh profits nothing”. And we all know this is true, that our fleshly existence is nothing without life in Spirit. It emphasizes Jesus opening statement:

            “Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.” [John 6:26-27]

            I think another way to say this is, “Just sustaining your fleshly existence profits nothing.”
            Is this not a reasonable understanding of this, especially since Jesus has made the point very strongly that His flesh anything but unprofitable?

            As far as baptism being spiritual rebirth, I offer Rom. 6:4 and Col. 2:12 that indicate that through baptism we die with Him and are raised with Him to walk in the newness of life. This seems like spiritual rebirth to me.

            Edwitness, thank you for being kind enough to discuss these things with me, even if we don’t agree.

          • Edwitness

            Tim,
            When you read Jesus saying “the flesh profits nothing” you go around His most recent statement, vs.53-58, regarding the flesh (His flesh) and go to a statement He made many verses earlier. Well, I guess that is one way to cling to your heresies.

            His statement in vs.63 is His response to them saying in vs.60 that “This is an hard saying; who can hear it?” What hard saying? The one Jesus just said about eating His flesh and drinking His blood. Vs 61 says that “When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it…” (At what? At His “hard saying” about eating his flesh and drinking His blood). His response to them is that the flesh (eating HIS FLESH) profits nothing. “The words that I speak to you”… (What words? The ones He just said to them about eating His flesh and drinking His blood.) “….they are spirit and they are life.”
            No Jesus was not refering to His statement at the beginning of this discourse in vs 26,27. Vs 61 makes it abundantly clear that Jesus was responding to their “murmuring”.

            By this It is obvious that the truth is not important to you. But, just like every RC I have spoken with, you are blind because you have not been born again, and therefore have no spiritual eyes to see spiritual truth. You simply regurgitate the lies that your magistereum feeds you.

            You personally have fulfilled the verse that John gave to us that says “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” 1stJohn2:19 What a shame.

            Your referral to Rom.6:4 and Col.2:12 are not relevant because Jesus does not mention baptism in His explanation of being born again with Nicodemus. You pour it into the verse so you can make baptism a requirement for salvation. Paul speaks of being saved without mentioning baptism as well. Rom.10:9,10, Eph.2:8,9

            John3:5,6 explain the spirit birth (notice how these are right next to each other? Context, context, context). In John’s telling of Jesus’ explanation about being born again he does not once refer to baptism. But, I guess that is ok with you because you can go to any context you want to and pour it in with this one or that one to make your heresy stand. At least in your deluded mind anyway.

          • Edwitness

            Tim,
            One more thing. It seems to me you would have noticed that Jesus was responding to their murmuring about having to eat His flesh and drink His blood since you have read the passage “many, many times”. This should show you that there is something terribly wrong in your ability to understand the scriptures, right?
            You can find the answer to your inability to understand scripture in 1stCor.2:11-16

          • Edwitness,

            Of course I notice that Jesus was responding to their murmuring about having to eat His flesh and drink His blood. That is what you are doing. I noticed this. How else can it be seen?

            As for 1 Cor. 2:11-16, I could very well say that this why you don’t understand Scripture, but what good would that do? It would be like two children arguing, “Is not, is so, is not, is so”. I don’t want to do that.

            I am not going to claim that you do not have the Spirit of God in you. I know how to recognize that….
            “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” [1 John 4:3]

            I confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, and I know you do too.

    • BK

      @ John –

      In the verses below John shows us the Throne Room and Yahushua standing before YHVH as the Lamb ONCE sacrificed – ONCE! – for all sin.

      The verses also show that YHVH accepted Yahushua’s sacrifice as “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” because YHVH allowed Yahushua to take the book from His hand.

      ” And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
      And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.” – Rev. 5: 6-7

      Here’s the catholic version of “mass” and the “power” of her priests:

      “It (power of the priests)is a power greater than that of monarchs and emperors: it is greater than that of saints and angels, greater than that of Seraphim and Cherubim. Indeed it is greater even than the power of the Virgin Mary. For, while the Blessed Virgin was the human agency by which Christ became incarnate a single time, THE PRIEST BRINGS CHRIST DOWN FROM HEAVEN, and RENDERS HIM PRESENT on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man – NOT ONCE but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ the Eternal and Omnipotent God, BOWS HIS HEAD IN HUMBLE OBEDIENCE TO THE PRIEST’s COMMAND.”

      There is no need for a “mass” (means = sacrifice).

      Yahushua’s “ONE TIME ONLY” sacrifice was all that was needed!

      https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=christ+was+sacrificed+once+verses

      So, when you participate in “mass” you are really worshipping the priests who COMMAND Christ to be sacrificed AGAIN because the catholic church teaches that the True Lamb’s sacrifice isn’t enough!

      Mass …a miracle?
      Mass …beautiful?

      Mas means you will burn !

      • BK

        Should read:

        MASS means you will burn – not ‘mas’

        • BK, Catholics do believe in a one-time sacrifice of Christ, that He is not re-sacrificed at every Mass. Once was enough. Instead, Catholics believe He is made present in the Mass through the Priest’s prayer of thanks invoking Christ’s own words “This is My body…this is My blood”.
          The priest has no power within himself apart from God. God does what He has promised; He is bound by His own Word.

          ‘Mass’ does not mean ‘sacrifice’, it means ‘sending’.

          Don’t make too much of what Fr. O’brien wrote (especially taken out of context) as he is not infallibly teaching.

          I hope this clears things up for you a little.

          • BK

            Yes! … YHVH will do what He has promised!

            Yes! … YHVH is bound by His Word!

            And the catholic church calls HIS WORD a “dead letter” ! …

            “The Scriptures indeed is a divine book but it is a DEAD LETTER, which has to be explained, and cannot exercise the action which the preacher can obtain.” -Our Priesthood, p. 155

            “…A DEAD and SPEECHLESS book.” -Question Box, p. 67

            “The simple fact is that the Bible, like all DEAD LETTERS, calls for a living interpreter.” -The Faith of Millions, p. 155

            “The Bible was not intended to be a textbook of Christian religion.” -Catholic Facts, p. 50

            It’s outstandingly clear that the catholic church is in DIRECT OPPOSITION to the Word of YHVH!

            One of them is a liar!

            Let YHVH be TRUE, and everyman a liar!

            Believe what you will.

          • BK, please take the time to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church. You will be surprised to find paragraphs like these…

            107 The inspired books teach the truth. “Since therefore all that the inspired authors or sacred writers affirm should be regarded as affirmed by the Holy Spirit, we must acknowledge that the books of Scripture firmly, faithfully, and without error teach that truth which God, for the sake of our salvation, wished to see confided to the Sacred Scriptures.”

            108 Still, the Christian faith is not a “religion of the book.” Christianity is the religion of the “Word” of God, a word which is “not a written and mute word, but the Word is incarnate and living”. If the Scriptures are not to remain a dead letter, Christ, the eternal Word of the living God, must, through the Holy Spirit, “open [our] minds to understand the Scriptures.”

            This totally contradicts the references you have quoted. I am sorry you are reading a lot of gibberish. Please go to the source if you really want to understand what Catholics really belief.

      • Skywatcher

        Amen, BK! That’s the harsh cold reality of this false religion, sad to say! The RCC could have done so much good for our Lord, if they had ever known Him at all.

        To add to what you said, Trans-substantiation where the emblems allegedly become the literal blood and body of Christ = cannibalism! God forbids such, so this cannot be the case! Thanks, for the great post! It’s always good to hear what our Lord has done for us…once and for all time! God bless you!

        • Skywatcher, where does the Bible call these things ’emblems’?

          No, I really want to know.

          • Skywatcher

            I’m so glad you asked, Tim, and I shall “really” tell you. 🙂 To one of sound reason, they’re very obviously “emblems”, because we do not have any part of Christ’s literal physical body to chop pieces from each time we want to celebrate. In His infinite foreknowledge, I believe He saw the uprising of the RCC and prevented them chopping His body up by being resurrected and ascending into Heaven. Why do I say this? Glad you asked.

            Many of us know that most RC “churches” have bits and pieces of their various saints housed within them. However, can you give me a Scripture verse or two that says they are to do that? We are to do that? Doesn’t that ring a little less than civilized to you to do such a thing? Isn’t that a huge mark of disrespect, barbarism, and indecency toward a dead human body? Sacrilege even?

            I can give you one from my Lord that says this is indeed being done, and I believe He looked ahead in time to the RCC,

            “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.” Mt. 23: 27

            Perhaps Christ meant “cathedrals”? I know I’m taking that verse out of context, but am I really? Maybe it too, has a dual fulfillment.

          • Skywatcher, let me clear some things up for you, if I may.

            No Catholic believes that we are chopping up Christ’s body that we have stored in a bin somewhere each time we celebrate the Eucharist. So, if that is why you think it is obviously an ‘emblem’, then this should clear things up for you. My question, though, was where does the Bible call these things ’emblems’? You did not answer that. And I really want to know.

            You have given me a scripture on what you believe addresses the practice of keeping relics of Saints under the alters of Catholic churches. But you haven’t given me a scripture that calls the elements of the Eucharist merely ‘emblems’.

            By the way, here is my understanding of Mt. 23:27 (the understanding I was taught for 50 years in Protestant Churches):

            “We can put on the pretense of being a holy person on the outside, when in our hearts we are filthy.”

          • Skywatcher

            Tim, the RCC believes that the wine/grape juice and the wafer/bit of bread actually becomes the LITERAL BLOOD AND BODY of Christ. I wasn’t trying to skirt around your question; I thought I had made it clear that the word “emblem(s)” is a substitutionary word. The Bible in no place calls the bread or the wine an “emblem”. I’ve stated already, we do not have the real blood and body of Christ to physically eat or drink each time we celebrate or commemorate His death on our behalf. And, even if we did, I most certainly would NOT eat or drink it! That’s most unnatural, diabolic in nature, and contradictory to God’s Word.

            Only satanists drink blood. Furthermore, God commands His people not to eat meat with the blood in it, because the blood is the life.

            Gen. 9: 4, “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.”
            Lev. 3: 17, “…that ye eat neither fat nor blood.”

            Seeing that God gave this command, He is bound by His Word, therefore, He would not encourage us to do that which would contradict His Word. Christ was talking of His spiritual blood and body, and He never taught that it would transform upon the ingestion of the emblems/tokens/symbols to the real physical components.

        • Skywatcher – Yes, you are correct that the RCC believes that the wine/grape juice and the wafer/bit of bread actually becomes the LITERAL BLOOD AND BODY of Christ.
          Do you recall in the book of Acts where Peter saw a vision of all kinds of unclean animals be lowered down from heaven and a voice said to him, “Kill and eat”? Remember he balked at this because of the prohibition on eating these animals. Then the voice said to him, “What God has cleansed, no longer call unclean.” This made all foods clean. So this prohibition was lifted.

          Christ on the other hand has never been unclean. He is the spotless Lamb of God.

          Gen. 9:4 is talking about earthly animals, Lev. 3:17 is talking about a goat. This is not the Bread of Life that gives life eternal.

          The Eucharistic elements are never called a symbol, a metaphor or a substitute anywhere in Scripture. It is spiritual food that He said gives eternal life.

          But Catholics do not believe the elements are transformed upon ingestion, but when Christ’s words are repeated in the Eucharistic pray, “This is My body, this is My blood.”

    • BK

      Catholic doctrine:

      “Of what sublime dignity is the office of the Christian priest who is thus privileged to act as the ambassador and the vicegerent of Christ on earth! He continues the essential ministry of Christ; he teaches the faithful with the authority of Christ, HE PARDONS the penitent sinner with the power of Christ, he offers up again the same sacrifice of adoration and atonement which Christ offered on Calvary. No wonder that the name which spiritual writers are especially found of applying to the priest is that of ‘alter Christus.’ For THE PRIEST IS and should be ANOTHER Christ”

      -(Faith of Millions, John O’Brien, Ph.D., LL.D., 268-269, “nihil obstat” by Rev. T. E. Dillon-Censor Librorum and “imprimatur” by John Francis Noll, D.D. -Bishop of Fort Wayne).

      YHVH has given His Word that He WILL lay the earth to waste and burn everyone who believes this kind of nonsense!

      • BK, please consider:

        John 20:21 – So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.
        The Apostles were sent in His name, meaning they are ambassadors and vicegerents. First sentence – covered.
        Matt. 28:18-20 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

        Same ministry and teaching authority of Christ – covered.

        John 20:21-22 – And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

        Pardons the penitent sinner with the power of Christ – covered.

        1 Cor. 10:16 – The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

        Offers up the same sacrifice which Christ offered – again, covered.

        The priest is “another Christ” figuratively, because he acts in the place and with the authority given to him by Christ.

        If it all wasn’t so Scriptural, it might be unbelievable. But there it is!

        Please consider again.

        • BK

          “The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed…the Sabbath into Sunday, NOT by command of Christ, but by its OWN AUTHORITY.”

          Canon and Tradition, p. 263

          I could go on, … and on, … and on, … and on …

          But I won’t.

          YHVH has revealed Truth to you, … or He hasn’t!

          • BK, consider this truth:

            And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. (Acts 20:7)

            This was the practice of the first Christians as is corroborated in the Didache (ch. 14, vs.1):

            “On the Lord’s Day of the Lord come together, break bread and hold Eucharist, after confessing your transgressions that your offering may be pure;”

            By the way, the Didache is a first century document which claims to be “Teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations) by the Twelve Apostles.

          • BK

            Believers can “break bread” (a meal) and preach on ANY day of the week.

            As far as the Bible declaring that “Sunday is the new Sabbath” – even the ‘higher-ups’ in your own catholic church disagree with you!

            "Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; --SHE could not have SUBSTITUTED the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is NO SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY."

            -Rev. Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, "On the Obedience Due to the Church," chap. 2, p. 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)

            “Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you WILL NOT FIND A SINGLE LINE AUTHORIZING THE SANCTIFICATION OF SUNDAY.

            THE SCRIPTURES ENFORCE THE RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE OF SATURDAY, a day which we never sanctify.”

            -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.

            Gibbons goes so far as to say that Scripture ENFORCES the Saturday Sabbath!

            It's clear that "she" is under HER OWN AUTHORITY!

            “The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed…the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by IT’s OWN AUTHORITY.”

            -Canon and Tradition, p. 263

            As far as your "early church fathers" go - John warned us of them ...

            "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

            They went out from us, BUT THEY WERE NOT OF US; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us."

            The Bible aside, there is PLENTY of recorded history that TRUE followers kept YHVH’s Sabbath (Saturday)
            up until the Babylonian Constantine ordered the death of anyone who wouldn’t worship on Sunday!

        • BK, I was only making the point that the Church has always broken bread (communion) together on Sunday. Whatever day you keep as your Sabbath is no concern of mine. You should do this as you are led.

          • BK

            By her own admission, and by her “own authority” the catholic church ‘substituted’ YHVH’s Holy Sabbath to Sunday (Babylon’s Nimrod-reborn-as-Tammuz ‘sabbath’ day) for which “She” admits that there is NO SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY to do so.

            And on Sunday, the “sabbath of Nimrod/Tammuz” your “priests of Babylon” COMMANDS our SAVIOR to “come down” from the Throne Room of YHVH (where He stands and presents Himself to YHVH as our daily SPIRITUAL [not physical] sacrifice) and be present in wafer and juice so His body and blood can be transubstantiated (the change of substance by which the bread and the wine offered in the sacrifice of the sacrament of the Eucharist during the Mass, BECOME, in reality, the physical Body and Blood of Yahushua) and “She” teaches that our Savior “BOWS HIS HEAD AND HUMBLY OBEYS” the command of a Babylonian Priest !

            This is what I say …

            ” NOT IN MY BOOK ! ”

            My Book says something entirely different!

            Notice in the OT … “SHALL BE” !

            “And you SHALL BE to me a kingdom of PRIESTS and a holy nation…” – Exodus 19

            Notice in the NT ... "HAVE MADE" !

            "And you HAVE MADE them (chosen few) a kingdom and PRIESTS to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” - Rev. 5

            "But ye are (present era) a chosen generation, a royal PRIEST-hood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;"
            - 1 Peter 2

            YHVH has made “me” a priest in His Kingdom.

            Why would I ever go to a priest, preacher, or “man of God”, of any kind when YHVH has made me a priest UNTO Himself?

            It is YHVH Himself that teaches me my priestly duties through His Holy Spirit.

            And what He teaches is not taught in any church, Bible college or Seminary.

            “Howbeit when he, the SPIRIT of truth, is come, HE WILL GUIDE you into ALL truth:”

            HE taught them in the OT era and HE teaches them in the NT era!

            “YHVH is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST worship him in SPIRIT and in truth.” – John

            “To whom coming (Yahushua), as unto a (Spiritual) living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of YHVH, and precious,

            Ye (chosen few) also, as (Spiritual) lively stones, are built up a SPIRITUAL house, an holy PRIEST-hood, to offer up SPIRITUAL sacrifices, acceptable to YHVH by Yahushua HaMashiach.” – 1 Peter 2

            The Disciples were a royal PRIESThood and they knew it – and they TAUGHT their brethren that they were PRIESTS also!

            This is part of the New Covenant with Yahushua as High Priest (after the order of Melchizedek).

            Only YHVH can teach you the SPIRITUAL sacrifices that He accepts and it is only taught through the High Priest Yahushua!

            Yahushua is our example!

          • BK

            Apologies!

            In my haste I made a mistake in the post above.
            I was writing two different articles at one time and mixed them up somewhat.

            “And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest “the WAY” of God truly:”

            In the above verse, men were trying to snare Yahushua as to His teaching.

            Hope this clears it up.

          • BK,

            There are some things that are different under the New Covenant:

            For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. [Hebrews 7:12]
            Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. [Col. 2:16-17]

            The Catechism of the Catholic Church (2168-2173) shows that she highly esteems the Sabbath day and talks about Jesus’ respect for it. However, the Jewish Sabbath was a ‘shadow’ of things to come.

            “Sunday is expressly distinguished from the sabbath which it follows chronologically every week; for Christians its ceremonial observance replaces that of the sabbath. In Christ’s Passover, Sunday fulfills the spiritual truth of the Jewish sabbath and announces man’s eternal rest in God. For worship under the Law prepared for the mystery of Christ, and what was done there prefigured some aspects of Christ:” (CCC 2175)

            Now about the priests – Catholic priests are simply what is called ‘presbyter’ (elder) in the New Testament. This is not the same as the priesthood of the believer which the Catholic Church does believe in:

            “The baptized have become “living stones” to be “built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood.” By Baptism they share in the priesthood of Christ, in his prophetic and royal mission. They are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that [they] may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called [them] out of darkness into his marvelous light.” Baptism gives a share in the common priesthood of all believers”. (CCC 1268)

            This agrees with what you said!

            In my church, there are no Babylonians, no Nimrods, no Tammuzes, no Baals, no Sun gods, no Mithrases, no worship of Mary or Saints and nobody bowing down to idols. No priest commands God to do anything. He simply prays to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, His only Son, who lives and reigns with Him in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

            That is my experience BK.

          • BK

            Cherry-picking verses and phrases and then building false doctrines upon them will get you BURNED !

            And you, like sooo many others, have done EXACTLY THAT with this verse you quoted …

            “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” – Col. 2:16-17

            Have you ever read that verse in context of the WHOLE chapter?

            If you had, you would have the CLEAR meaning of Paul’s words!

            You need to understand that Paul was writing to the newly converted GENTILES who were not familiar with JEWISH Sabbath’s/Festivals, etc.
            Though it’s clear in itself ..it really helps to better understand when we have a deeper knowledge of YHVH’s APPOINTED TIMES.
            These are HIS APPOINTMENTS !
            And the Almighty KEEPS His appointments.
            He NEVER changes them!
            Daniel tells us that it’s through the anti-Christ and his system that YHVH’s laws and “TIMES” are changed:

            “He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the TIMES and the law; ”

            The three Holy Days of YHVH are : Passover…Pentecost …Day of Atonement.
            [Not Babylonian christmas, easter, valentines day, sunday, Halloween, etc.]

            Associated with these Holy days are seven feasts, and .. “‘These are the feasts OF THE LORD,” (Lev. 23) …NOT of man and NOT of Israel.

            EACH feast is prophetic in nature … And in Col. 2:17 Paul states exactly that …”a shadow of things to come”.

            The first Passover meal was “a shadow of things to come” … The Savior dying fulfilled that prophetic feast.
            The first four feasts have already been fulfilled … in SPECTACULAR fashion too, I might add!
            Passover … Feast of Unleavened Bread … Feast of Firstfruits … Feast of Pentecost.
            Three remain to be fulfilled and certainly will be at a future date.

            The remaining three are:
            Feast of Trumpets … Day of Atonement …Feast of Tabernacles.

            Fulfilled feasts (Spring) >>>> WE ARE HERE >>>> Unfulfilled feasts (Fall).

            The Spring Feasts represent the “Engagement” of the Lamb and His (future) Bride, and the Fall Feasts represents the “Marriage” of the Lamb and His Bride!
            (Ever study a Jewish wedding?)

            These feasts are key waypoints on a roadmap in holy history. They tell the story of the main Covenant events between God and His Elect people as they occur here on the earth and down through time.
            It is a long and epic saga, with a beginning and a conclusion. The story begins back with the people God called out to Himself in Old Testament times. And it EXTENDS RIGHT THROUGH to the Apocalyptic events John saw in vision and wrote about in the Book of Revelation.
            These APPOINTED TIMES are just as relevant for us today as the first Passover was for the Hebrews in Egypt.

            On to Collosians 2 -

            The apostle Paul wrote to the Colossian Christians, a gentile congregation: "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come …" (Colossians:2:16-17).

            This passage, probably more than any other in the Bible, is interpreted by those who reject God's festivals as confirmation that the biblical feast days are unnecessary observances. Such reasoning is based on POOR SCHOLARSHIP and MISLEADING TRANSLATIONS from the original wording of Paul's instructions.
            From the CONTEXT we see that Paul, in this passage, is COUNTERING a local heresy. In doing so he actually CONFIRMS and EXPLAINS the value of God's days to Christians. He explains that they foreshadow "things to come." - (NOT things changed!)- But rather, Things to come!

            In other words, the focus of God's festivals is on the FUTURE, relating God's plan directly to the commission Christ gave His Church.
            Let's see what Paul ACTUALLY SAYS about Sabbaths, new moons and "holydays" in this verse.

            First we need to understand that Paul was confronting a heresy. FALSE TEACHERS had infiltrated the congregation in Colosse. These DECEIVERS had influenced the Colossian Christians by introducing THEIR OWN religious philosophy. This caused Paul to warn the Colossians, "Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit according to the tradition of men" (Colossians:2:8).
            Humanly devised tradition - NOT the revealed instructions of God's Word in the Bible - was the problem Paul was countering.
            Earlier, Jesus had taken the Pharisees to task over the same kind of problem. They also had elevated their traditions to greater importance than God's commandments (Mark:7:8-9, 13).

            Paul tried to keep the Colossians focused on Christ as the head of the Church (Colossians:1:18; 2:10, 19). But these false teachers were trying to persuade them to direct their worship toward angels (Colossians:2:18) and neglect their own bodies (verse 23).
            No such distorted ideas are taught anywhere in the Scriptures.

            Paul characterized the Colossian heresy as "empty deceit" and "the basic principles of the world" (verse 8). The deceivers were persuading the Colossians to ignore PLAIN BIBLICAL INSTRUCTION in favor of "traditions of men."
            What type of deceitful regulations did Paul combat?
            "Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle … according to the commandments and doctrines of men" (verses 21-22).
            The HERETICS advocated man-made regulations concerning physical things that "perish with the using" (verse 22).
            Why is this important? The deceivers were probably forerunners of a major religious movement, gnosticism, that flourished in the second century.
            They did NOT represent the mainstream Jewish thinking of that day, NOR WERE THEY FAITHFUL TO THE SCRIPTURES!

            They believed salvation could be obtained through constant contemplation of what is "spiritual" - to, as Paul explained, the "neglect" of the physical body (verse 23). It seems that they believed in various orders of angels and in direct human interaction with angels.
            Paul indicates they regarded all physical things, including the human body, as decadent. He explicitly states that the heresies he was countering "concern things which perish with the using [physical things] according to the commandments and doctrines of men" (verse 22).

            Paul tells us he was countering human commandments and doctrines— NOT THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD!

            The Colossian heretics had introduced various man-made prohibitions - such as "Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle" (verse 21) - against the enjoyment of physical things.
            They especially objected to the pleasurable aspects of God's FESTIVALS - the eating and drinking aspects - that are COMMANDED in the Scriptures (Deuteronomy:12:17-18).

            When Paul wrote, "… Let no one judge you in food . . ." (verse 16), he wasn't discussing what types of foods they should or should not eat. The Greek word brosis, translated "food," refers not to the kinds of foods one should or should not eat, but to "the ACT of eating" (Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, 1985, "Food").

            The point is that THE DECEIVERS DISDAINED FEASTING — any type of eating and drinking for enjoyment.

            Paul instructed the Colossian Christians NOT to be influenced by these false teachers' objections to eating, drinking and rejoicing on Sabbaths, feast days and new moons.

            The relationship between new moons and God's festivals:
            The dates for observing God's festivals are determined by a lunar calendar. Therefore, new moons—which mark the beginning of the months - are important for establishing correct festival dates. Unlike God's Holy Days, however, new moons are not commanded observances in the Scriptures.
            In the Millennium the custom of making the arrival of each new moon a special occasion will again be restored (Isaiah:66:23), but no biblical command exists now that requires their observance.

            Back to Paul's main point:
            The Colossian deceivers had no authority to judge or determine how the Colossians were to observe God's festivals. THAT IS WHY Paul said, "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days …" (verses 16-17).

            Paul was actually teaching them to KEEP GOD's HOLY DAYS AND SABBATHS!

            Notice that Paul tells them to reject false human judgment, NOT the judgment of God found in the Scriptures.

            The words "respect of" are translated from the Greek noun meros, which denotes a part of something. Therefore a more accurate reading of what Paul wrote would be "Let no man therefore judge you … IN ANY PART OF a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days …"

            Paul is just simply being consistent. Eating or drinking is an appropriate part of Sabbath and feast-day observance according to the Scriptures. Therefore Paul uses meros ("part") to cover ALL PARTS or aspects of God's Holy Days that these HERETICS might condemn or criticize.

            NOTHING IN THIS PASSAGE even suggests that God abolished His Sabbaths or Holy Days, nor authorized Paul to do so! - NOTHING !!!

            Succumbing to the judgmental influence of those early gnostic heretics IS what Paul condemns, NOT the observance of Sabbaths and feast days.

            God's festivals are times for joy and celebration. He commands us to attend them and rejoice with our children—our entire family (Deuteronomy:12:5, 7; 14:26). He wants us to delight in them.
            No wonder Paul condemns the misguided ascetic philosophy of the Colossian heretics with such passion.

            Paul was DEFENDING the Christians' right to enjoy feasting at God's holy festivals - DEFENDING THEM !

            Paul knew that YHVH changed the Priesthood and changed the law.
            Paul knew that change of law was from the “letter” of the law, to the “spirit” of the law.

            “For we know that the law is “spiritual” … Romans 7:14

            YHVH ‘spiritualized’ His law by writing them on the hearts of (some) men – They are no longer written on tablets of stone.
            That is how they were changed!
            Still the same law – just written in a different place!

            It’s the antichrist and his system that “changes” Gods law and times – LITTERALLY !
            Just ask Daniel.

            You took these two verses and built false doctrine out of them – they just so happen to be about Gods “times” and “law” – I wonder what Daniel would say?

            “For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. [Hebrews 7:12]
            Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” [Col. 2:16-17]

          • Kiwiwatcher

            Had a quick peek at Daniel BK, and couldn’t locate where “It’s the antichrist and his system that “changes” Gods law and times – LITTERALLY !”

            “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, AND THINK TO CHANGE TIMES TIMES AND LAWS: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” Daniel 7:25

            “for we have not followed cunningly devised fables” II Peter 1:16

          • BK,

            Sorry, but have you read about the Jerusalme council?

            I’ll just put the decision here:

            And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. [Acts 15:23-29]

            This is it, BK, according to Scripture.

            Judaizing might get you burned as you cause people to fall from grace.

            Really, be careful and don’t do that.

          • BK

            I wonder … Did Paul fall from grace?

          • Bzk, no, praise God, he did not.

      • Skywatcher

        BK, you said, “YHVH has given His Word that He WILL lay the earth to waste and burn everyone who believes this kind of nonsense!”

        AMEN!!!

        Proof of that is found in Rev. 18: 4, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

        From this verse, it is strongly implied that those who profess to be born again, blood-bought Christians (my people) who do NOT “come out of her” are partakers of her sins, and will receive the same punishment.

        This is a very stern and strong warning that should be heeded today! Why? If Christ should come tonight…those same people will be left behind. They’re allegiance is given to this occultic corpse and not to Christ.

        Before folks start pouncing on me for saying, “occultic corpse”, do you homework first. There are black (evil) cardinals, archbishops, etc., who perform seances, the black arts, and Satan worship within the Vatican walls! I’m not blindly making this statement; I’ve read it in several books and cannot remember which books I read it in. I’m pretty sure again, that “Exo-Vaticana” was one of them.

        Good post, BK!

        • Skywatcher, I will make a deal with you.

          I will read Exo-Vaticana if you will read the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We can both have our Bible in hand to see which one seems to be more Scriptural.

          Agreed?

          • Skywatcher

            You rascal! 🙂

            No, I don’t agree with your offer, because other former RC’s have posted more than enough of the catechism on this site in the past number of months, to convince me I’d only be wasting my time. My study of Early Church History also dictates that I have better things to do with my time. I mean no offense to you when I say that. Further to that, I’ve had godly pastors throughout my many years who have given studies and talks on the subject at hand. There’s NO biblical support for much if any of it.

            On the other hand, you’d be doing yourself a HUGE favor to read “Exo-Vaticana”, and see what some of your RC clergy/scientists are up to, and what they believe is coming our way! You’ll be glad you did! I’d really be interested to hear your take on that! 🙂

  • Kiwiwatcher

    Wonderful clarification brother Geoffrey.

    The obvious inclusion of the women visiting the empty tomb smacks of pure historicity. If the resurrection was fake – the disciples would have made sure that men visited the empty tomb first and announced it empty. At this period of our history – women had very little standing in society in regard to ‘faithfully reporting events,’ and were forbidden to appear in court as an eyewitness, as they were considered unreliable.

    I do enjoy the women arriving with their spices. ‘had bought’ in Mark 16:1 is translated from the Greek verb ‘agorazo’ which means; to go to market, to purchase.

    Luke recalls “prepared spices and ointment.” These spices and ointments were additional to those spices applied during Jesus body being originally prepared (John 19:40) for entombment.

    If the ‘traditional’ account was true – the women would be unable to purchase additional spices from the market as recorded as the markets were not operating due to the Sabbath/Saturday.

    However, the Gospels show that Jesus died on Wednesday, Sabbath/Thursday with no markets or activity, Friday with markets open to purchase and prepare spices, Sabbath/Saturday with no markets or activity, and then women set off early Sunday morning to apply the additional spices.

    Blessings.

  • Skywatcher

    I find something really interesting in the way our God and Father works! Check this out:

    Sin came into the world by a woman
    The Savior came into the world by a woman
    The first evangelists were women, as they ran from the tomb, taking the good news of the “finished” gospel back to the others! What joy there must have been in their hearts! I say “finished” because it wasn’t complete until Jesus said, “It is finished”, with the view of His resurrection in His mind!

    How neat is that! What a mighty God we know, love and serve!

    Blessings!

    • Why are you using three different names? From your one IP address I see “TorchbearerforJesus” as well as “Pistol Peter” and “Skywatcher”. Are you trolling? You have been warned.

      • Steve

        Why don’t you reply to the comment instead of making such a nasty statement….Isn’t the point of a blog to have discussion? Don’t you give you view point everyday on this blog? I saw ten plus people adore you with how much they appreciated you article “Excellent!” “Thank you Geoffrey!” Over and over…..will you also not accept the other reactions, or do you expect 100% favorable addulations for yourself….

    • Dianne

      Hello Skywatcher, your statement that ” sin came into the world by a woman” is incorrect.

      Scripture clearly states in Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by ONE MAN sin ENTERED into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

      Blessings

      • Skywatcher

        Dianne, maybe you haven’t noticed, but that is a generic term for the huMAN race, of which you are a part of. Otherwise, wherever promises in Scripture are made to “man”, you would not be a partaker of them because by your theology, you’ve removed yourself and placed them solely upon the male gender.

        • Dianne

          Hello Skywatcher, the scriptures are clear and without error. Romans 5:12 -15 Wherefore, as by ONE MAN sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that ALL have SINNED:
          13( For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
          14 Nevertheless death REIGNED from ADAM to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the SIMILITUDE of ADAMS’S transgression, who is the FIGURE of HIM that was to come.
          15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if THROUGH THE OFFENCE of ONE MAN many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by ONE MAN, JESUS CHRIST, hath abounded unto many.

          So you SEE Skywatcher that ONE MAN ADAM is literal.

          Peace and blessings

  • rEBECCA

    It was the Lord Who reminded me this AM that today was “good Friday”, so I began a study on Lev 17:11 and that Blood is necessary for Redemption (then into Heb 9 and others) Good study. Are you able to print this article in PDF for printing to give others?? Thanks! Rebecca

    • Leonard

      There is a way to save this as a Word doc if you use a pc. Left click anywhere on the page (not the video), then hit Ctrl and a (simultaneously). This will highlight all text on the page. Then hit Ctrl and c (simultaneously), then open Word, and then go to the drop down and find the “paste special” option. Click on that, then select unformatted text. The text only will print. Most of the hyperlinks on the page will translate to text as well, you can highlight and delete those, preserving only the info you want. Good luck!

  • Phil

    I accepted the Wednesday crucifixion for many years. The problem is that there are simply not enough days between Palm Sunday and Wednesday for everything to occur. Matthew writes loosely about the Lord dealing with the money changers, making it sound like this happened just after He arrived on the colt:

    Matthew 21:
    10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
    11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
    12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves

    Mark’s account is more detailed:

    Mark 11:
    Sunday, Nissan 10
    11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

    Monday, Nissan 11
    12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
    13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
    14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
    15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
    16 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
    17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
    18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
    19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.

    Tuesday, Nissan 12
    20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
    21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

    27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders….

    The rest of chapter 11, all of chapter 12 and 13 (the Olivet Discourse) all occurred on this Tuesday. The story continues in chapter 14:

    3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.

    10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

    13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.

    16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
    17 And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.
    18 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.

    These things could not have happened on Tuesday. The meal and events mentioned starting in verse 3 must have occurred during daylight hours of Wednesday, Nissan 13. Bear in mind that it takes almost an hour to walk from Bethany to Jerusalem.

    The strongest case is for the crucifixion to have happened on Thursday, Nissan 14. Quite beautifully, this overlays the pattern in Exodus 12. The lamb was selected on the 10th, and killed on the 14th. What this means is that while the people of Jerusalem were having their lambs ritually killed at the Temple for the Seder that evening, the authentic Lamb of God was being slain outside the city to atone for their sins, and ours.

    The three days would be daylight hours left on Thursday, all day Friday and all day Saturday. The nights would be (reckoned as we would) Thursday night, Friday night and part of Saturday night.

    • Steve

      Thanks for sharing – good.

  • AndrewA

    You present the evidence perfectly. I don’t see how anyone could really argue against what you wrote. Also I can never get enough of the “That’s My King, Do You Know Him?” video puts a smile on my face every time I hit play.

    Small off topic Question I noticed Passover seems to fall actuly in April this year could someone give me an answer as to why?

    • BK

      It all depends on HOW one calculates Passover –

      Anyone who has ever tried to keep YHVH’s “appointed times” has suredly encountered a plethora of men who has studied the Bible and come away with many different ways to determine the timing of YHVH’s Holy Days.

      This can create a multitude of questions …

      New moon?
      New moon determined by what? …Sliver of the moon? … If so, then what degree of sliver?

      Or is the new year determined by ripening of barley?
      If so, then what type of barley?
      (Different types ripen at different times and can also be influenced by natural conditions)

      etc…

      YHVH never told us to use “ripening of the barley” to determine Passover – Ripening is only associated with it!

      But YHVH did tell us to use the stars to determine these things!

      “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:” – Gen. 1

      The start of YHVH’s new year is determined by the stars!

      YHVH’s way – using the stars – is consistent over millenia and doesn’t depend on a “plant” that is influenced by natural conditions.

      The “Do this in remembrance of Me meal” is at “even” (about sunset) on March 29.

      YHVH’s “14th day of the 1st month” begins at “even” (about sunset) of March 30.
      All of this day is Passover.

    • Roland Wiggin
  • MG

    WELL DONE! Glad you posted this. Now…share it big time!!!!

  • MG

    Excellent, well done!

  • Michael Hollenbeck

    With all due respect – So what if Jesus went to the cross on a Wednesday and we celebrate it on a Friday? – Who Cares?? – Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas Day, either, and He probably didn’t rise from the dead on a Sunday, but we still celebrate it! – As far as “God” is concerned, time has no meaning. So it doesn’t matter *when we celebrate the event. The important thing is simply that we celebrate it. …… just sayin’.

    • Steve

      Agreed.

    • Steve

      Here’s what I heard from the article:
      “Hey you! You’re all wrong how and when and where you are remembering the Lord and worshipping! You have to do it this way or maybe you’re not a real Bible believing Christian!”

      Geoffrey also judges many other denominations on this site, including Catholics and Mormons, all the time. Hey, I don’t really like the Pope and his teachings either, but I’m not going to divide and separate and judge who has faith in Christ and who doesn’t. The Lord can save anyone at anytime regardless of where He finds them. Your mind is not automatically renewed 10 seconds after salvation. The first and most important revelation is the revelation of Jesus Christ, Savior, Lord and King. Then He is faithful to walk a new life with that person.

      Jesus would never teach, talk or pass judgment in the style Mr. Grider uses, I don’t know where he learned it but it wasn’t from our Lord…..

      • Skywatcher

        Steve, Catholics, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesses are NOT denominations! They are cults that fly in direct opposition to the Holy Bible. This is very serious business, and God gave us His Word for various and good reasons:

        ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17. That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Tim. 3: 16, 17 (Emphasis mine)

        Steve, you said, “The first and most important revelation is the revelation of Jesus Christ, Savior, Lord and King. Then He is faithful to walk a new life with that person.”

        You are sooo right! However, it is vitally important that we are following the same Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible, and not the man-made Jesus, the brother of Satan of the Book of Mormon, or the sun god of the Roman Church.

        You said, “Jesus would never teach, talk or pass judgment in the style Mr. Grider uses, I don’t know where he learned it but it wasn’t from our Lord…”

        Brother, with all grace, humility, and respect, I MUST disagree with you. I say to you, you obviously do not know the Word of God very well, for this is exactly what Jesus had to do on a daily basis! He was forever putting the religious leaders and zealots in their places! He called a spade a spade, and they were caught with their “pants down” and in no position to fight back with Him! He totally exposed them and left them in their mess! If we are truly the sons and servants of God, we are commanded to do likewise:

        “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.” Mt. 16: 24

        Part of denying ourselves, Steve, is to adopt the mind and heart of Christ, standing up for truth and not swallowing every wind and wave of doctrine that comes our way. It costs, but the rewards are greater!

        Part of taking up the cross, is to bear the verbal persecutions and abuses that come our way, when truth isn’t that popular or important anymore. We get that, meaning we are aware of it! Brother Geoffrey definitely gets that!

        To follow Jesus, is to be an ambassador, spreading the same message and doctrine that He taught. To fail to do so, or to preach another doctrine is not only disobedience, but downright deceptive. Christ said many times, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Rightly dividing the word of truth and preaching it forth is obeying his commandments.

        Seeing that we are doing such, what are you doing? In reference to Geoffrey and his blog, are you obeying Rom. 12: 10? It says, “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another…”

        This is Paul encouraging Christians in their conduct with each other.

        • Comforter

          Geoff is just pointing people to a better way

          Much of our theology has to be re written as much has been interpreted incorrectly

        • Roland Wiggin

          Skywatcher, Catholics are not a cult, they are the original Christians. If anything, a lot of Protestants are the cults. I’m not saying everything Catholics do is right, Martin Luther had some good issues, but to call them a cult is to deny Christ. You seem to have bought into the anti-Catholic propaganda that tries to link Christian doctrine with non-contemporary pagan practices in order to discredit Christ. There is no “sun god of the Roman church”, that’s an atheist lie.

          • Skywatcher

            Roland Wiggin, I must respectfully disagree with you on that. The RCC are NOT the first Christians. The first Christians would NEVER have participated in the things the RCC perpetuated. Why? Because the RCC doctrines and conduct flew in direct opposition to what Christ taught.

            If you knew the true history of the RCC, you’d also see it is a cult and has always been. Get yourself a copy of “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs”, read it and then come back to tell us if the actions of such “church” was Christian or diabolical. I’ll warn you ahead of time, it’s a *very difficult book to read**. Much of it is in old English, and one really has to stop a lot to figure out what some of the old words mean today. It is historically accurate and very enlightening, to say the least! They murdered off the genuine Bible-believing Christians who were exposing them as agents of darkness that they were and are to this day.

            Roland, I’ve been down this road toooooo many times to change my position on this cult. I’m not an atheist, and I’ve been in RCC services and up close to the priests, where I could see the sun god emblazoned upon their robes!

            When one of our soldiers, Nathan Merillo was shot and killed on Parliament Hill a year ago, I watched 4 priests come out on the stage, turn their backs to the congregation and simultaneously bow down to an image of Rah, the Sun god, on the back wall. The halos we see around the “holy” family are symbols of Rah!

            My friend, I probably don’t have enough life left to share all the expositions of this false religion. I don’t do so to ridicule, to demean, or to be nasty; I do it because people deserve and NEED to know the truth. To be totally honest with you, I see them as being the carry-over of the Pharisees and Sadducees of Christ’s day.

            I have been a student of Church History for many years, and to give you one example of trying to shut up the opposition from within, I use Wm. Tyndale, from whom we got our very first copy of many of the books of the Bible in English, the common tongue, for the very first time.

            He was given an extremely difficult time by the popery and wrongly imprisoned without just cause or due process. The popery had lied to the King who had Tyndale escorted for his “hearing”, upon the promise of his safe return. The promise was given but a safe return was not to be.

            “When God’s will was, that the New Testament in the common tongue should come abroad, Tyndale, the translator thereof, added to the latter end a certain epistle, wherein he desired them that were learned to amend, if ought were found amiss. Wherefore if there had been any such default deserving correction, it had been the part of courtesy and gentleness, for men of knowledge and judgement to have showed their learning therein, and to have redressed what was to be amended. But the (RCC) clergy, not willing to have that book prosper, cried out upon it, that there were a thousand heresies in it, and that it was not to be corrected, but utterly to be suppressed. Some said it was not possible to translate the Scriptures into English; some, that it was not lawful for the lay people to have it in their mother tongue; some, that it would make them all heretics. And to the intent to induce the temporal rulers unto their purpose, they said that it would make the people to reel against the king…

            So great were then the froward devices of the English clergy (who should have been the guides of light unto the people), to drive the people from the knowledge of the Scripture, which neither they would translate themselves, nor yet abide it to be translated of others; to the intent (as Tyndale saith) that the world being kept still in darkness, they might sit in the consciences of the people through vain superstition and false doctrine, to satisfy their ambition, and insatiable covetousness, and to exalt their own honour above King and Emperor.” Foxes Book of Martyrs, pp. 145, 146.

            Roland and all, I ask you, does this seem like a crime worthy of death to you? If it had not been for William Tyndale, we might not have our New Testament today! While he was in prison awaiting his death, here is an account of what he accomplished for the real Jesus Christ:

            “Such was the power of his doctrine, and the sincerity of his life, that during the time of his imprisonment (which endured a year and a half), he converted, it is said, his keeper, the keeper’s daughter, and others of his household.

            As touching his translation of the New Testament, because his enemies did so much carp at it, pretending it to be full of heresies, he wrote to John Frith, as followeth, ‘I call God to record against the day we shall appear before our Lord Jesus, that I never altered one syllable of God’s Word against my conscience, nor would do this day, if all that is in earth, whether it be honour, pleasure, or riches, might be given me.”

            Look how the RC cult rewarded him for his many years of intense labor:

            “At last, after much reasoning, when no reason would serve, although he deserved no death, he was condemned by virtue of the emperor’s decree, made in the assembly at Augsburg. Brought forth to the place of execution, he was tied to the stake, strangled by the hangman, and afterwards consumed with fire, at the town of Filford, A.D. 1536; crying at the stake with a fervent zeal, and a loud voice, ‘Lord! open the King of England’s eyes.” Foxes Book of Martyrs, pp. 151, 152

            Tyndale got off “easy” as far as RC methods of persecution and deaths were concerned!

            Let’s take a peek into Martin Luther, a RCC priest. He railed out against the heresy that salvation could only be gained through the RCC, and that “the just shall live through faith in Jesus Christ alone”! At this time, the “Church” was looting the peasants by telling them that “whosoever would give ten shillings, should at his pleasure deliver one soul from the pains of purgatory; but if it were but one jot less than ten shillings, it would profit them nothing.” Foxes Book of Martyrs, p.156.

            Roland, first of all, “purgatory” or the notion of it is found nowhere in the Holy Bible, but most RC’s do not bother to open much less read their Bible to discover this for themselves. They trust in men, very evil men instead. How would you feel if you both of your parents or two or more of your children were deceased and you could only afford to bring one of them out of this horrible place of limbo? How could you choose one over the other? How would you feel afterwards? What kind of God would allow such a thing to happen in the first place, souls could be bought and paid for with money?

            In their premise to prosecute and to persecute Luther, the RCC said:

            “I. That he should repent and revoke his errors.
            II. That he should promise, from that time forward, to refrain from the same.
            III. That he should refrain from all things that might by any means trouble the Church.”

            (Luther was exposing the snakes and demons and he must be stopped, at any cost!)

            “When Martin Luther required to be informed wherein he had erred, the legate answered that he had held and taught that the merits of Christ are not the treasure of indulgences or pardons, and that faith is necessary to him that receiveth the sacrament. Furthermore Luther protested that the merits of Christ are not committed unto men: that the Pope’s voice is to be heard when he speaketh agreeable to the Scriptures: that the Pope may err: and that he ought to be reprehended. Moreover he showed, that in the matter of faith, not only the General Council, but also every faithful Christian is above the Pope, if he lean to better authority and reason.

            But the cardinal would hear no Scriptures (in Luther’s defense); he disputed without Scriptures; he devised glosses and expositions of his own head.” (Emphasis mine) Foxes Book of Martyrs, p. 161.

            “They cry, ‘Heresy, heresy!’ but they prove no heresy. They inflame kings and princes against Luther, and yet they have no just cause wherefore. They charge Luther with disobedience, and none are so disobedient to magistrates and civil laws , as they. They lay to his charge oppression and spoiling of laymen’s goods; and who spoileth the laymen’s livings so much as the Pope?” Foxes Book of Martyrs, p.180.

            “Wherefore if miracles do make a saint (after the Pope’s definition), what lacketh in Martin Luther, to make him a saint? who, standing openly against the pope, cardinals, and prelates of the church, in number so many, in power so terrible, in practice so crafty, having emperors and all the kings of the earth against him; who, teaching and preaching Christ the space of nine and twenty years, could, without touch of all his enemies, so quietly in his own country where he was born, die and sleep in peace. In which Martin Luther, first to stand against the Pope, was a great miracle; to prevail against the Pope, a greater; so to die untouched, may seem greatest of all, especially having so many enemies as he had.” Foxes Book of Martyrs, p.185.

            Roland, these are only two accounts of millions that the RCC has wrongfully put to death. This is not propaganda; this is history, a history that no genuine church of Jesus Christ should ever be tainted with.

        • Skywatcher, Catholics do not worship a ‘Sun God’, the worship the Son of God, Jesus.

          I hope this clears things up a little for you.

          • Skywatcher

            Tim, in all honesty, I MUST disagree with you! For you to even say that, strongly implies/infers that you know very little about the institution you put your faith, trust, and money into.

            I’ve been around too long, seen too much, and I also eulogized a 44 year old RC priest, whose robes were emblazoned with the sun god symbols on it. If you go back through some of Geoffrey’s posts, you’ll see one of mine, wherein this priest met an untimely death because he tried to get in God’s way.

            You’ll also see copious amounts of information that other dear and caring saints of God have posted, proving that RCism is a cult. I go one step further and say it is also occultic in practice.

            Please understand, Tim, we love the Roman Catholic people!! Yes, we do, and that’s the very reason we try our best to help you folks see the gospel of Jesus Christ a little clearer. With the love of Christ burning brightly within us, we DO NOT want to see any of you precious people go into a Christless eternity!!!

            Your institution is the epitome of evil and unholiness. Your people are precious in the sight of the Lord; He died for you folks too! It’s up to you to set aside your teachings and to look at the copious evidences that prove this institution is not of God. Former RC’s have testified time and time again on this blog, as to how glad they are to be delivered from such. They’ve even substantiated many of the claims that I and others make here, that to some RC’s appears to be putting their “church” in a bad light.

            God bless, you, Tim, in your search for Truth and Life everlasting. It is found in Christ, who strongly opposes idol worship (Exod. 20: 3-5), and the setting up of Mary above Himself.

          • Skywatcher, I appreciate what I feel is genuine concern. But when I see statements like “setting up Mary above God” as a Catholic belief, I realize that you know very little about what Catholics belief. If you want to speak (or write) knowledgeably about what Cathlolics believe, then read the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Bible in hand.

          • Skywatcher

            Tim, you said, “Skywatcher, I appreciate what I feel is genuine concern. But when I see statements like “setting up Mary above God” as a Catholic belief, I realize that you know very little about what Catholics belief. If you want to speak (or write) knowledgeably about what Catholics believe, then read the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Bible in hand.”

            Tim, how long have you been an RC? As I’ve said before, I don’t need to do that, because many former RC’s have left their testimonies on this site and elsewhere, giving their MANY reasons for getting out of it. I saw and heard enough.

            Your statement tells me that you do not truly know what it is your church teaches, or you too, would be making a quick exit. Why don’t you go on YouTube and listen to Dr. John MacArthur or the late Dr. Adrian Rogers (Love Worth Finding https://www.lwf.org) expound upon it, using the catechism and the Bible. I don’t subscribe to Seventh Day Adventism cult, but Pastor Doug Bachelor gives a fantastic talk on the vows of the pope, and if you truly believe you are a Christian in a Christian organization, you are NOT going to like what popes have to swear an oath to! You really should check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsQ6wjKmxd4 Come back later, after doing your due diligence, and let us know how you feel about your institution then.

          • Skywatcher

            Tim, you should pay some attention to BK’s posts to yourself; he also knows his stuff! From what I’ve read from BK before, he too, has a genuine love for the RC people, and desires that they would come to the truth of God’s Word, and be delivered from this false gospel machine.

          • Skywathcer, I grew up with John MacArthur (have shelf full of his books) and Adrian Rogers.

            I was confirmed in th RCC one year ago last Easter, but have been studying for nearly three years. I read so much anti-catholic stuff, and it was incosistant with history, the Bible and with itself. I finally decided the only way to truly know what Catholics believe is to read the Catechism. You cannot know what Catholics truly believe without reading the Catechism. And, of course, you must read it with an open heart and mind.

            After being Protestant/Evangelical for nearly 50 years, I have heard all the arguments and they were found wanting. But, if you have something specific in mind, I will read it.

          • Skywatcher

            Tim, the only thing I have specific in mind for you to read would be two fantastic books, which I’ve alluded to already, but here they are again:

            “Exo-Vaticana” and “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs”, prepared by W. Grinton Berry.

            These books should be on every Christian’s bookshelf…after they’ve read them! 🙂

          • Skywatcher, thanks for the list.

            I have had Foxe’s Book of Martyrs since I was a teenager, but maybe not by W. Grinton Berry’s version. Accounts of who killed who are interesting and stir emotioins, but do not teach me anything about right belief. There has been meanness committed on all sides.

            I have done some reading of reviews on Exo-Vaticana. Of course they range from raving great to very, very bad. I guess is all depends on what one likes. Aliens, Vatican secret files, Antichrist and all that, it sounds very sensational, but I will give it a try.

            But the Catholic Church is not looking into space to find the Antichrist. According to the CCC, he will be a man:

            “675 Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.”

            By the way, here is a decent article on the ‘not-so-secret’ files:

            http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2014/09/01/whats-hidden-in-the-vatican-archives/

          • Skywatcher

            Tim, when you read “Exo-Vaticana”, you’ll see that the RCC institution has been awaiting the arrival of an “alien savior” for quite some time now! This comes from key players in the Vatican, and not some fiction writer. Enjoy the book!

      • Michael Hollenbeck

        Exactly Right!! ……
        Unless you wrote this on a Tuesday, in which case, you would be wrong! >{;-D

    • Iceman4Christ

      It does matter. It matters To GOD! Read Colossians 2 and you will see that we as His people/believers should stay away from the teachings, traditions and doctrines of men. You will also read in Colossians 2:16 that when it comes to GODS commandments, His holy days (feast days), new moons, sabbaths we are to observe, Not our paganistic traditions! We keep HIS and to not let MEN judge us in keeping GODs commandments! Why use the profane to glorify our Holy GOD?

      Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

    • Skywatcher

      Michael Hollenbeck, if you had taken a moment to read the previous posts, you would’ve seen Geoffrey’s reply to the same question,

      Geoffrey Grider
      23 March 2016 at 2:59 pm
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      On the contrary, all Bible doctrine is equally important. We have a COMMAND to study it as hard as we are able to do so:

      “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)

      To further add to that, if we look in Amos 5: 21, “I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. 22. Though ye offer me burnt offerings, and your meat-offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace-offerings of your fat beasts. 23. Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 24. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. 25. Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? 26. But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. 27. Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.”

      This passage starts out with a very strong proclamation, “I hate” which requires a sharp listening to the rest of the message! Hate what? “…your feast days”. Apparently, Israel had gotten sidetracked away from God’s prescribed feast days, and it required repentance and correction.

      I see this warning as having multiple fulfillment to future generations, including our own. Remember, the incense represented the prayers of God’s people; the smoke went up and the blessings came down:

      “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Eph. 5: 2

      “And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.” Rev. 8: 4

      I emphasized the word, “star”, because this shows us that Islam got some of its “theology”, for lack of a better word from well before the prophet Muhammad, taking away from their “credibility”. Anyway…Israel, had obviously picked up some of these pagan traditions, and God was not at all pleased with them!

      We have also picked up and adopted many pagan traditions from the RC’s and others…and God is not pleased with us for having done so. I believe it’s a pretty sad day when a cult such as the JW’s, have that part of their theology correct, and those of us who possess the source to absolutely correct theology choose to ignore it and to “follow after the traditions of man” and strange gods in this manner! As we have seen in the nation of Israel, they have had to pay for their whoredom time after time, and I believe we are paying for it now, and have been for quite some time.

      I hope this helps you to get a better understanding as to why it is so important that we get the basics correct. When the foundation is faulty, so is the rest of the building. God bless you!

  • PaulF

    Dear Geoffrey,
    I agree wholeheartedly, with one caveat:
    He was not taken down off the cross at sundown on Wednesday
    because that wouldn’t have given them time to plead with Pilate
    for his body, remove him from the cross, carry him to the tomb,
    anoint his body, wrap it in the shroud, place him in the tomb
    and pray numerous prayers, all before sundown, at which point
    they wouldn’t have been allowed to do all those works, as it was
    the beginning of the Preparation Sabbath.
    He was/is not only our Passover Lamb but also our Unleavened
    Bread, Praise God.
    He was taken down from the cross at at around 3PM (the ninth hour).
    The sun would have been setting at 6PM that time of year.

  • Iceman4Christ

    Well said! A great read! However, Believers who desire to still keep and observe Yeshua’s Death, Burial and Resurrection should observe it next month on Passover, unleavened bread and first fruits! Believers haven’t missed anything yet. Good Friday and Easter this weekend have nothing to do with our LORD!

    • Tom

      Yes; the beauty of these three feasts, all prophesying of Yeshua, is a most powerful thing, totally missed by most Christians. I love to teach on the Feast of First Fruits (50 days before Pentecost), and to imagine the priest waving the barley sheaf, declaring by faith that much more was to follow. Jesus Christ, the First Fruit, and all who have put their faith in Him are the fruit that has followed.

    • Skywatcher

      AMEN, Iceman4Christ! In fact, I’ve been sitting here, thinking about this from a business perspective. My business will be open tomorrow and closed on Apr. 23 instead! I did my necessary banking this morning in preparation. I believe we are either all for Christ or not at all, according to Romans 12: 2, “And be not conformed to this world…”

      • Iceman4Christ

        Awesome! I wish you were my Boss! Lol! Maybe soon, we will all be doing the same as you are. 🙂

  • Jim

    Love reading all this dribble from you knuckleheads – keep up the good work 🙂

    • Skywatcher

      Why thank you, for the compliment, Jim!!! I’d rather be a fool for Jesus any day, than to be fodder for the lake of fire for all eternity! You ARE loved, Jim!

      “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3: 16, 17.

      What YOU do with the information, will determine where you’ve placed your reservation! Hey, that’s pretty good “dribble”! That just came to me! Thank you, Jim, for the opportunity to have that come through! I’m going to use it more often! 🙂

    • Larry / vietnamvet1971

      thanks for dribbling in and talking your Dribble, Drivel, Balderdash ……….and YES we will keep telling the TRUTH even though most people do not like or Agree with it.

      There is room for one more knucklehead, KNUCKLEHEAD Jim.

      • lobsta

        Some of you sound like pharisees.

        • Larry/vietnamvet1971

          @lobsta, knuckle head jim……. please clarify……. sorry if you get up set and your PC feelings get hurt, the Truth will do that.

  • Tom

    I like your thinking, but I have a question. If the Passover is on Thursday, isn’t the Feast of Unleavened Bread on Friday? If this is the case, and I believe scripture teaches that it is, then it is Friday where no work was to be done. I believe the Passover is what is referred to as the day of preparation, for it was on this day that the leaven was swept out and the Passover was prepared. The eating of the Passover was the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread as it would begin on the evening (the beginning of the Jewish day), but the preparation (the work) had to be done the day before, which would be the Passover. I believe scripture, which means I believe in three days and three nights. Jesus rose Sunday evening, just before Sunday morning. This gives us one evening. Saturday gives us one evening and one morning. Friday gives us one evening and one morning. Leaving us with one morning — Thursday morning. Where does this lead us — Jesus died on the cross Thursday evening. Three days and three nights, with Jesus dying on Passover day, making Him our Passover Lamb, the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world. Friday would be a high Sabbath, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for His death swept away the leaven for all who put their faith in Him. Check it out — it’s all in the Bible, and it is all prophetic of the coming Messiah — Jesus the Christ.

    • Iceman4Christ

      Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits is Next Month. We should observe and keep it if we desire to observe the LORDs Death, burial and resurrection! This week has nothing to do with GOD and everything to do with the doctrines, traditions, rituals and teachings of men!

  • Shalom Everyone,

    I would like to point out that nowhere in all of Scripture will be find where Passover is a High Sabbath. It simply does not exist. In my research I have found where the Jews combined Passover and the First Day of Unleavened Bread which is a High Sabbath. There is actually 24 hours difference between Passover and the First Day of Unleavened Bread. For centuries many believers in Yeshua/Jesus have been following what the Jews are doing and they are not observing Passover at its correct Appointed Time.

    I have a PDF file titled “10 Proofs Passover Is a Memorial, Not a High Day” at http://www.torah-truths.com/#!passover/c1e0c. I encourage everyone to check it out. I am all about getting to the Truth of His Absolute Written Word. The Jews before Yeshua/Jesus came had already changed the timing of the Passover and combined it with Unleavened Bread. So, when Yeshua was here, He and His disciples did in fact keep the correct Passover. The Orthodox Jews at best kept the First Day of Unleavened Bread.

    I hope this helps clear up some of the miss-information that is floating around on the Internet about Passover and Unleavened Bread.

    • Willard

      Lev 23:5 The LORD’S Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. j
      Lev 23:6 On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD’S Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast

      Lev 23:7 On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work

    • Willard

      The special or high day was the Passover

      Jn 19:31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath

      Jhn 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 an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

  • George W

    Of course He did! Unless you follow the Catholic New Math system where 1+1=3 🙂

    They have managed to deceive the world on just about every other critical subject.

    • Phil

      Why the Crucifixion could not possibly have happened on Wednesday.

      This is very simple and easy to understand. All you have to do is follow along in Mark’s sequential account.

      Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt on what we call Palm Sunday:

      11:11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

      So, that’s it for Sunday, Nissan 10.

      The next day, He returned to the Temple, and left that the city that evening:

      11:12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany…
      11:19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.

      And that’s it for Monday, Nissan 11.

      The next day, Tuesday, Nissan 12, He went back, passing the fig tree He had cursed on the previous day:

      20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

      So, if this is Tuesday, the day before the crucifixion, all of the following have to happen today, before the Lord retires to the garden to say His prayers:

      -teaching in the Temple
      -observing the widow giving up her last penny
      -the Olivet Discourse
      -the return to Bethany
      -the meal at the house of Simon the Leper in Bethany
      -the anointing by the woman at Simon’s house
      -the return of Judas to Jerusalem to make the deal with the priests
      -the disciples being dispatched to find the place to observe the Passover
      -the return of both Judas and those disciples to Bethany (14:16-17 ..his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.)
      -the last supper

      This is obviously ridiculous.

      This does not work with the prophetic overlay in Exodus 12, as the Lamb would be slain on Nissan 13.

      This does it work with the 19 instances in the New Testament where the words “the third day” are used. If He was crucified on Wednesday, the resurrection would be occurring not on the third day, but the fourth or fifth, depending on what you prefer to call the first day.

      The Lord was crucified on Thursday, Nissan 14. Right on time.

  • D N

    Everything Geoffrey has written is just plain wrong, Wrong, WRONG!

    First – There is only ONE Sabbath in a week, starting sundown Friday and ending sundown Saturday. Some Sabbaths are more special and holy than others like the Sabbath that falls during Passover. Even more special and holy is when the First night of Passover falls on the Sabbath. John 19:31.

    Second – A day is a day is a day. It does not matter when it happened DURING the day – sunrise, noontime, or sunset, just ask the vineyard workers that were hired early in the morning and the vineyard workers that were hired at the end of the day. Matthew 20:1-16

    Third – There is question about the Lord’s Supper happening as part of the Passover meal as stated in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Or did the Lord’s Supper happen before Passover as stated in John.

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all state that Jesus died in the midafternoon. Matthew 27:46-50, Mark 15:34-37, Luke 44-46, and John 19:28-37.

    Geoffrey is right in saying that the time between the crucifixion, Friday, and the resurrection, Sunday, is not three complete 24 hour days. This puzzled me for a long time, until I counted the hours between the death, 3:00 pm Friday, and the resurrection, dawn – 7:00 am Sunday. It counts out to FORTY hours – an important number.

    Noah and the forty day and nights of floods
    The Israelites wandering in the desert for forty years
    The forty day Jesus was tempted in the desert by the devil

    Geoffrey is acting just like the leaders when they laughed at Jesus when he, Jesus, said he would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days. The leaders thought Jesus was referring to the temple in Jerusalem, not himself as the temple. Geoffrey is getting lost in the details and not seeing the overall picture.

    In the end, it is very easy to have the crucifixion and death on Friday and the resurrection early on Sunday.

  • Phil

    I beg your pardon. Only 14 instances to do with the resurrection:

  • Phil

    “Geoffrey is right in saying that the time between the crucifixion, Friday, and the resurrection, Sunday, is not three complete 24 hour days.”

    Yes, he is right about that. Jesus did not say 72 hours. He said three days and three nights. He did not say three full days and three full nights. Friday does not work. Wednesday does not work. The Lamb was slain on Thursday, the day of preparation. The Passover was Friday, and the regular Sabbath was Saturday.

  • Rolly

    Well done Geoffrey, at least you have started seeing the Light.
    Suggest you do some research on all the other Catholic/Christian lies that Constantine legalized.
    Although we are saved by faith, we are held accountable to TRUTH OF THE WORD.
    If you believe a church lie, then 2 Thess 2:10-12 will come upon you.
    The deception has been there from the time Of Paul, only the believers of TRUTH can see this deception.
    We are in the information age so ignorance will not save you.
    Check: http://www.sabbathcovenant.com/christianitythegreatdeception/IntroductiontoChristianity.htm

  • Skywatcher

    I think many of us are missing “part 2” of the really big picture here. This pagan Easter celebration is ONE MONTH REMOVED from Passover altogether this year! This further proves that many Christians are not observing the account of Christ’s death in a biblical timely/ accurate manner at all..

    I also believe, that in His infinite knowledge (omniscience), He saw ahead in time to the discussion and debate we would be having about this matter this very day! I believe that’s why the Holy Spirit inspired Apostle Paul to write,

    “…this do in remembrance of me.” I Cor. 11: 24, 25. We can celebrate His death and resurrection everyday if we so desire to do so.

    Some may believe I’m being wishy-washy in what I’m about to say, but after further research into the topic, it’s the only logical destination I can reach. I understand the importance of “rightly dividing the word of truth” as befitting to doctrine and conduct, but as we all know…there are some things in the Word that we CANNOT get a solid grasp upon. One of these is being able to pinpoint down to the exact timing of Christ’s death. However, after reading many posts on here and doing more esoteric research about the timing of events, I’m wondering something out loud to you:

    Does this boil down to an unsolvable mystery? To me, it parallels to the timing of the Rapture. Nobody can determine the day or the hour, and is this also the same cloud of mystery that overhangs the crucifixion of our Lord?

    AD 33 appears to be the correct year, because one is able to trace back to the huge earthquake that happened when Christ expired. It was one of particular note, because buildings toppled 1,000 miles away in Nicea, and several historians record it as being at the time of Christ’s crucifixion. The extremely unnatural darkening of the sun at that time is further evidence, as no solar eclipse lasts for three hours.

    After looking at the Hebrew calendar and the way they calibrate time and days…it’s all Hebrew to me! When one starts throwing in Ooans and onaths (part days, considered as whole days), I’m a monkey’s uncle at that point! When the early Jews in the Church age couldn’t keep dates straight, I’m sure I won’t be able to conclude much if anything. Jews are very brilliant people! Why couldn’t they invent watches with days and dates on them back then…just about a week or so before they put Christ to death?!

    None of the scholars provide a good foundation, and no matter which scholars one reads on the topic, they are all at variance with each other, if not suspect.

    If I had 4 lifetimes, I’m sure I could NEVER figure it out! Some years are leap years; some dates are deferred for a month because the moon was not visible on such and such a night, and on and on it goes. Some months have 29 days while others have 30… It’s too easy to get boggled down right from the start! I still have issues with the fact that Christ died in AD 33…given we are to understand that “AD” translates into “after (His) death”! How can somebody die 33 years after their death (AD), or how can the years be calculated after a death that hasn’t occurred yet? Mystery? Faith required? You bet!

    I might be wrong, but I believe we’d be safer to ignore the Roman tradition, and to follow the Passover dates as approved by the Jews and given in our calendar. If we follow after Christ, the Roman tradition should have no bearing on the genuine Church of Christ, nor should it be practiced. That’s just mho.

    In the meantime, I’m just happy to know that my Savior really did die for me at some point in time, and that His blood avails for me today, and I can celebrate it every day if I choose to! AND, that He is true to His word, and is coming back for me one of these days really soon!

    • Skywatcher

      Sorry! “Ooans” should read, “oans”.

  • Right On, my friend!
    I have copied this article so I can send it to my daughter in Alaska to share with her husband who is of a Catholic background.

    • Amen, we will be praying that the Lord blesses it to your family 🙂

  • James

    Luke 24 says “on the first day of the week” in verse one. Then in verse thirteen says “that same day”. And the two on the road to Emmaus say in verse Twenty-one “it is the third day”. Luke makes Wednesday impossible.
    Have a nice holiday.

    • Phil

      “And the two on the road to Emmaus say in verse Twenty-one “it is the third day”. Luke makes Wednesday impossible.”

      This is indisputably correct, which is why you won’t see a response disputing it.

  • Tabz smith

    Excerpt from BOOK OF TRUTH (messages of Jesus to Maria Divine Mercy)

    GOOD FRIDAY IS THE DAY I DESIRE, AND THIS YEAR, ESPECIALLY, TO BE REMEMBERED FOR WHAT IT REALLY MEANS

    April 5, 2012fatherofloveandmercy

    Good Friday is the day I desire, and this year especially, to be remembered for what it really means.

    My Father sent Me into the world and offered Me, as a ransom, to save the world from the fires of Hell.

    I came to serve you, children, not to condemn you. My death was a special Grace, free of any obligation on your part, other than to accept the Hand of Mercy, given to you by My Eternal Father.

    This Gift was offered to allow mankind to receive the Gift of Reconciliation, so that they can be made fit to enter My Father’s Kingdom.

    Before I was crucified I attended a very important Passover Supper with My apostles the night before My death on the Cross.

    This Last Supper provides another special Gift. The Gift of celebrating the Holy Eucharist, is a Sacrament of Love, to provide you with a unique Gift where you can truly receive Me in Holy Communion.

    My True Presence, contained in the Holy Eucharist in the world today, when celebrated during Holy Mass, provides very special Graces to those in a state of Grace who love Me, who receive Me.

    My Presence can be felt in a way, which will strengthen your faith, when you accept My True Presence in the Holy Eucharist.

    If you reject My Presence, in the Holy Eucharist, you reject one of the most significant Gifts I left behind when I came to Earth to atone for your sins.

    I died to save you and this is, in itself, a great Gift.

    But, I left you a very special Gift, where you can receive Me in mind, body and spirit.

    Accept My Presence and your soul will become closer in true union with Me.

    Accept Me. Do not forsake Me. Do not deny Me.

    Believe, without any doubts in your hearts, that it was because of the Love of God, the Father, that these Gifts were bestowed upon you.

    Reflect now on the Real Truth of My Teachings

    Do not accept My Crucifixion, without accepting the Gifts also offered to you at My Last Supper. If you do, you will be starving your soul of the Food of Life.

    Your beloved Jesus

    Redeemer of Mankind

  • TABZ SMITH

    excerpt from BOOK OF TRUTH (messages of Jesus to Maria Divine Mercy)

    GOOD FRIDAY IS THE DAY I DESIRE, AND THIS YEAR, ESPECIALLY, TO BE REMEMBERED FOR WHAT IT REALLY MEANS

    April 5, 2012fatherofloveandmercy
    Good Friday is the day I desire, and this year especially, to be remembered for what it really means.

    My Father sent Me into the world and offered Me, as a ransom, to save the world from the fires of Hell.

    I came to serve you, children, not to condemn you. My death was a special Grace, free of any obligation on your part, other than to accept the Hand of Mercy, given to you by My Eternal Father.

    This Gift was offered to allow mankind to receive the Gift of Reconciliation, so that they can be made fit to enter My Father’s Kingdom.

    Before I was crucified I attended a very important Passover Supper with My apostles the night before My death on the Cross.

    This Last Supper provides another special Gift. The Gift of celebrating the Holy Eucharist, is a Sacrament of Love, to provide you with a unique Gift where you can truly receive Me in Holy Communion.

    My True Presence, contained in the Holy Eucharist in the world today, when celebrated during Holy Mass, provides very special Graces to those in a state of Grace who love Me, who receive Me.

    My Presence can be felt in a way, which will strengthen your faith, when you accept My True Presence in the Holy Eucharist.

    If you reject My Presence, in the Holy Eucharist, you reject one of the most significant Gifts I left behind when I came to Earth to atone for your sins.

    I died to save you and this is, in itself, a great Gift.

    But, I left you a very special Gift, where you can receive Me in mind, body and spirit.

    Accept My Presence and your soul will become closer in true union with Me.

    Accept Me. Do not forsake Me. Do not deny Me.

    Believe, without any doubts in your hearts, that it was because of the Love of God, the Father, that these Gifts were bestowed upon you.

    Reflect now on the Real Truth of My Teachings

    Do not accept My Crucifixion, without accepting the Gifts also offered to you at My Last Supper. If you do, you will be starving your soul of the Food of Life.

    Your beloved Jesus

    Redeemer of Mankind

  • Roland Wiggin

    As a lifelong Christian, your revisionist drivel of an article is lacking any factual basis. Maybe you shouldn’t start with the assumption that 2000 years of history are wrong. First, Christians have always known that the Jewish day is from sundown to sundown, so you start off on the wrong foot already. Second, no one teaches when Jesus actually rose, all we know from the Bible is that he rose sometime before the women went to the tomb the morning after the Sabbath, which is Sunday morning. He could have risen 20 minutes after being buried for all we know. So your argument is just a bunch of irrelevant hot air. You may want to read what Messianic Jews say is the appropriate timeline, as they are more likely to be correct than you. http://chosenpeople.com/main/index.php/holidays-and-festivals/236-frequently-asked-questions-about-passover Note that they agree with the 2000 year history of Christianity. So the real question is are you trying to deceive people intentionally or are you deceived yourselves?

    • STeve

      MJ’s rely on the Talmud with is a bunch of Oral traditions, the same things Jesus and Paul spoke agaisnt.

      Jesus gave 1 sign and 1 sign only and it was that he would be in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights, so if he wasnt in there that long (Fri-SUN), he is not the Messiah, since that would make him a liar of the prophecy he gave. HE had to be in the grave 3 dys and 3 nights to be the son of God. Matt 28 shows the Sabbath was ending when Jesus rose and the other 3 gosples shows he was long gone before sunrise on Sunday.

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    • With all due respect, I hope this ends the talk on this story…

      On another thread on this site, the one about the inverted iluminate cross in the production of “Passion” Geoffrey Grider’s response to Harry was this:

      “My Bible was finished being written in 96AD. Your Roman Catholic Church was not started till 325AD. So how is it the Vatican “gave us the Bible”? About 250 years too late I’d say!”

      But in this story, he claims that it was the Catholic Church that started the Good Friday thing. Well, here is what Justin Martyr had to say in 150A.D.:

      “But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples…” (First Apology 67)

      So, was Justin Martyr a Catholic? If he was, then I guess the Catholic Church started well before 325A.D.

      If he was not Catholic, then this story about the CC starting the Good Friday thing is very, very wrong.

      This RUMOR first appeared on Now The End Begins […]!

      Please Christian friend, do be guilty of spreading it.

      • Correction — DON’T be guilty of spreading it

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  • MARY Smith

    Hi I found this site via dailycrow…I learned so much Paul thank you for your post…we all our lives believed in the church….the teachings….it’s all a lie….if they knew at such a date they were wrong…they owed it to us to tell us but they did not…the church is my place to worship GOD..I’m so upset

    MARY

    • Skywatcher

      Dear Mary Smith,

      Welcome to this forum, where we get a chance to share with each other, learning more about God, His great love for us, and our future in Him.
      You said, “I’m so upset”. Don’t despair, Mary!!! There is good news!

      That short little statement breaks my heart, Mary, but I can see where you’re coming from. If I were in your shoes, my heart would be broken too! However, may I lovingly encourage you? *BE EXCITED AND OVER-JOYED!!!**

      If you have invited Christ into your life, to be your Savior and Lord, you know the truth, and God’s Word declares that Jesus Christ is the Truth,

      “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Jn. 14: 6.

      If you have not invited Him into your life as Savior and Lord, I can help you to do that. It’s very easy, and it’s FREE!

      We’ve heard that “knowledge is power” and that is correct. However, there is correct knowledge and incorrect knowledge. Mary, with Christ as our own personal Savior and Lord, we have the correct knowledge (the Truth), and with that comes freedom.

      John 8: 32, 36 Jesus tells us, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 36. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” Isn’t that great news?!

      You can now walk away from the things that have upset you, and accept that liberty that is or can be yours when you receive Christ into your life. Gal.5: 1 commands us,

      “STAND fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

      Mary, I’m assuming (which is a dangerous thing to do), that you’re in the RC faith? If so, you and many other very dear people have been entangled by a lot of “stuff” that just is not in God’s Word. These things were put into place to control, to manipulate, to make financial gain from the followers, and as well to distract from God’s Word, the Holy Bible.

      3 John 4 tells us that it is a joyful occasion when we learn that brethren walk in truth, and you will find much truth on this site. Be forewarned, there will be strong differences of opinion, but also know, that there are those who “drop by” to do nothing more than to drop a “stink bomb”, to stir up the brethren, and then they wander off to another site. Quite often, we get bogged down on certain topics, and the sinful human nature rears its ugly head, but discussion is a way to learn where others are in their walk with or without Christ, and what they believe.

      We, who hold the truth closely and very dearly. We are strong and passionate about our Lord, and we strongly desire that others come to know Him also. We have a heavy burden for all lost souls, and we daily pray that God will lead us to someone who needs to hear the truth of His love, forgiveness, acceptance, and blessed hope and purpose in life that only He can give us.

      We learn in the Book of Hebrews, chp. 7 and 8: 1, we learn that Christ is our High Priest, and He makes intercession for us, on our behalf! Mary, it doesn’t get any better than that!

      Picture this: Without Christ in one’s life, He is the Crown Prosecutor, and He never loses a case! The accused always gets a sentence…to the Lake of Fire.

      With Christ in our life as our Savior and Lord (Master), He becomes our Attorney, and bless God, He never loses a case!!! He stands in front of us and declares that our names are written in His book of life because we received Him as Savior, allowing Him to wash our sins away from us, to never again be remembered against us!

      “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” Heb. 8: 12.

      This is so vitally important to Christ, that we should really get the message, that it is repeated again in Heb. 10: 17, “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”

      Christ chooses to forget them! This is shown again in the Old Testament, Psalm 103: 11, 12, and Micah 7: 18, 19:

      “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. 19. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

      Wow! That’s just too good… and IT IS TRUE!!

      Oh my! I feel a “preach” coming on! I had better quit here, and let you have a chance to read this, to meditate upon the Word that I have shared, and to formulate a response! I’m eagerly looking forward to hearing from you, Mary!

      Check out I Cor. 2: 9, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

      In today’s English: For those who love God, in our wildest imagination, we cannot begin to imagine the wonderful things that God has in store for us…for all eternity! Yaaayyyyy! Praise the Name of Jesus!

      God bless you, Mary and get upset again…right side up! 🙂 Do not be discouraged! God loves you and we love you!

      • Skywatcher

        Whoops! In my excitement, it should read, BE EXCITED AND OVER-JOYED!!! Sorry!

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    I’m just a tad bit curious and concerned as to why former RC’s who’ve converted to Biblical Christianity aren’t speaking up here, and sharing your testimonies with Tim, as to what God delivered you from??? You could also use some of your knowledge of the catechism, the Holy Bible, etc. to show him that RCism is NOT Christianity.

    Here’s an excellent opportunity to chalk up some reward crowns for service!

  • With all due respect, I hope this ends the talk on this story…

    On another thread on this site, the one about the inverted iluminate cross in the production of “Passion” Geoffrey Grider’s response to Harry was this:

    “My Bible was finished being written in 96AD. Your Roman Catholic Church was not started till 325AD. So how is it the Vatican “gave us the Bible”? About 250 years too late I’d say!”

    But in this story, he claims that it was the Catholic Church that started the Good Friday thing. Well, here is Justin Martyr had to say in 150A.D.:

    “But Sunday is the day on which we all hold our common assembly, because it is the first day on which God, having wrought a change in the darkness and matter, made the world; and Jesus Christ our Saviour on the same day rose from the dead. For He was crucified on the day before that of Saturn (Saturday); and on the day after that of Saturn, which is the day of the Sun, having appeared to His apostles and disciples…” (First Apology 67)

    So, was Justin Martyr a Catholic? If he was, then I guess the Catholic Church started will before 325A.D.

    If he was not Catholic, then this story about the CC starting the Good Friday thing is very, very wrong.

    Geoffrey, which is it? I want to know.

    • STEVE

      Justin Martyr was extremely anti Jewish, so much of his writings will have a anti Judaism theme to them and pretty much anything pro what ever isnt Jewish.

      Jesus gave 1 sign and 1 sign only that he was the Son of God and it was that he would be in the grave 3 days and 3 nights, so this is impossible with a Friday Crucifixion and it would have made Jesus a liar and a sinner as well.

      Matthew 12:38-40
      The Scribes and Pharisees Ask for a Sign
      38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”
      39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

      The Sabbath they are referring to doesnt have to be the Saturday Sabbath.

      Passover is a Sabbath and the Feast of Unleavened Bread which is the day after Passover is also a Sabbath, which is why they bible referred to it as a High Sabbath, because it wasnt the Saturday one it was referring to.

      Lets use FRIDAY theory, using just part of days to equal a day.
      Friday @3pm-6pm (ONE DAY)
      Saturday 6pm-6am (ONE NIGHT)
      Saturday 6am-6pm (TWO DAYS)
      Saturday 6PM-resurrection (TWO NIGHTS)

      You get 2 days and 2 nights absolute tops….You still fall short of 3 days and 3 nights or even 3 days.

  • Here is paper by a Methodist Minister who wrote about this over fifty years ago.

    http://loveandtruth.net/crucified-friday.html

    He doesn’t go for a Wednesday crucifixion.

  • Here is a really detailed arguement for a Friday crucifixion…

    http://biblelight.net/pasover.htm

  • Wow!

    I don’t think I’ve seen an article more detailed than this one on the day of the crucifixion!

    Please read all five pages before you decide…

    http://www.wednesdaycrucifixion.com/

  • Moving the Sabbath was also a Roman Catholic invention. Yet, it’s hard to think of any sect but SDA that honors the original.

  • Very sad, but true on both counts, Sour Dove! I’m NOT a SDA, by the way!

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