What Day Did Jesus
The question of what
day of the week Jesus died is one that continues to inspire debate, if not
controversy. I was taught, and believed for many years, that the traditional
view of Jesus dying on Friday could not be reconciled with other Scriptures,
particularly the prophecy that he would be in the grave three days and three nights.
In recent years I have been involved in rethinking many of the old doctrines
which I once held as true. Read
and the Passover
In response to the
debate about what day of the week Jesus died, further argument for a
Wednesday or Thursday crucifixion has been made in light of the Passover and
its chronological relation to the events recorded in the Gospels. Some have
argued that the "Preparation of the Passover" referred to in John
19:14 is the day before the first day of Passover... Others have attempted to
calculate the date of the Passover in the year Jesus died, in order to
determine what day of the week it fell on, and thus what day Jesus died on.
Still others have questioned whether or not Jesus kept the Passover, arguing
that rather than observing it, Jesus was the Passover... These
arguments tie in with what day of the week he died on. But does the day he
died make a difference in his fulfilling prophecies? Read More...
Many people today seem
to hold to the idea that all systems of belief are valid. To claim that one
is right and another wrong is looked on as being closed-minded or even
bigoted. On the other hand, virtually everyone of any religious persuasion is
convinced that their belief system is true, while others are wrong. God says
that He wants us to know the Truth, and Jesus said that he IS the Truth. But
there are many opinions about God and about Jesus. How is it possible to know
what is true and what is not? Read
I had tried to get a
discussion forum started, but the only posts I got in two months were spam.
To get discussions started, I had posted some responses I got in emails,
which I am now putting on a new page for easy reading. Read More...
Evidence and the Great Commission
This article is actually
part of a longer work, entitled Repent and Be Baptized. One of the
arguments used by some to prove that baptism is an optional extra
is the claim that there is no record of Jesus actually commanding it. The two
references to baptism as part of the Great Commission are in
passages of scripture which are considered by many to be of doubtful
validity. This article will examine the authenticity of these passages. Read More...
Every year when the
Holidays roll around we get the usual circulated messages about Christmas.
One sector of Christendom cries, "Let's put Christ back in
Christmas" and "Jesus is the reason for the season!" Meanwhile
another sector says we can't put Christ back in Christmas because he was
never there to begin with. They claim that Christmas is a Pagan feast and any
Christian who observes it is committing idolatry. Obviously both sides can't
be right. Is it Pagan? Is it Christian? Is it both? Is it neither? This article
is an attempt to sort it out. Read
One of the schools of
thought regarding eschatology (the study of the end times) is called
Preterism (from the Hebrew language's preterit, or past perfect tense).
This system holds that all, or nearly all, of the prophecies have been
completed and fulfilled … The biggest argument for Preterism has been
the verses in the New Testament that seem to indicate timing. Read More…
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