Bruce Warner (14 April 2011)
"JESUS AROSE FROM THE DEAD ON THE 'THIRD DAY' OR WAS IT ON THE 'FOURTH DAY'......"

Dear Doves,

Matthew 27:63
"Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, AFTER three days I will arise."

Mark 8:31
"And He began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief prists and scribes, and be killed, and AFTER three days rise again."

NOTE: Keep in mind that the emphasis is on the word 'AFTER' three days:

Passover is always on the 14th of Nisan. It begins at sunset on the 13th and ends at sunset on the 14th. The 'first day' of the Feast of unleavened Bread begins at sunset on the 14th, and is also a Sabbath Day which ends at sunset on the 15th.

The 'second day' of the Feast begins at sunset on the 15th and ends at sunset on the 16th.

The 'THIRD DAY' of the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins at sunset on the 16th and ENDS AT SUNSET ON THE 17TH, and is also Saturday the weekly Sabbath. If in fact Jesus resurrected from the dead on the 'THIRD DAY', He would have had to resurrect BEFORE SUNSET ON THE 17TH on the weekly Sabbath. Scripture does NOT support this.

The 'FOURTH DAY' of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 18) BEGINS, AFTER the Sabbath at sunset on the 17th and ends at sunset on the 18th which is the 'first day' of the week.

Jesus, after He resurrected, was seen by the Marys the next morning at dawn on the 18th which was Sunday the 'first day of the week' BEFORE He ascended to The Father.

Mark 16:9
"When Jesus rose (resurrected) early on the first day of the week (Nisan 18, which was also the 'FOURTH DAY' of the Feast of Unleavened Bread), He appeared first to Mary Magdalene..."

Scripture tells us that Jesus resurrected on the 'FOURTH DAY' (the 18th of Nisan) which is 'Sunday the first day of the week', and is the day "AFTER THE THIRD DAY" which was the weekly Sabbath the day BEFORE He resurrected.


According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!

Bruce Warner