April 21, 2011

The Bible contradicts the tradition that Jesus Christ was crucified on Good Friday

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For centuries Christian pilgrims have flocked to the holy land to celebrate the traditional day for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the day referred to as Good Friday, a day when thousands of Christians trace the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, to the site where Jesus Christ supposedly was nailed on a cross in the city of Jerusalem.

Now there are some Bible scholars who say that the account of the crucifixion, found in the pages of Holy Scripture, is in contradiction to what tradition has told the world for 2000 years was what happened on Good Friday. These Biblical scholars remind all who want to know the truth on this issue to allow the record of these events as recorded in the Bible to have the authority over tradition.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

In order to understand the future as foretold in Bible prophecy, a student must pay close attention to the details in God's Word as is the case with the accuracy of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and how and when it really did happen.

A student of the Bible must look at all the details surrounding any event recorded within the pages of the Holy Scriptures and allow this record to be the final authority in every case. For almost 2000 years there has been the tradition that Jesus Christ was crucified on Good Friday. First of all, I don't understand why it would be called "Good Friday" if it was really the day that Christ was crucified. However, a name is just a name for any day but the truth must be known if you want an accurate account of what happened during Passion week some 2000 years ago. The Bible is the only source of truth on matters in the life and the death of Jesus Christ.

The New Testament book of Matthew quotes Jesus Christ as saying that He would be in the grave for three days and three nights (Matthew 12:40). The Apostle John records the fact that when the three Marys, Mary Magdalene, Mary the sister of Martha, and Mary the mother of Jesus arrived at His grave site, it was before sun up on Sunday and the grave was empty. Jesus Christ has resurrected from the dead (John 20:1-18). Christ would have to be crucified on Thursday afternoon in order to fulfill His own words about His time in the grave.

The prophecy of Jesus Christ of His time in the grave, not tradition, gives us the accurate account of this event because Bible prophecy has to be fulfilled.