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Letter of the day: Jesus was not crucified on Good Friday

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2016 | 4:00 AM
In this file photo, Brother Jarice, from the Missionaries of the Poor portrays Jesus as he carries a cross around the National Heroes Park during the annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday.

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Why are there so many errors in 'modern Christianity'? No wonder scoffers scoff and mockers mock the, faith.

The idea of Good Friday is one such error. Another big error is the theology of the Trinity. I was once deceived by this doctrine. I became so angry, I wrote a book titled God Will Never Be A Trinity, which is yet to be released. How can you believe in Jehovah, the God of Israel, and believe in the Trinity at the same time? That's a contradiction.

The real Jesus Christ was not crucified on Good Friday. Christ was crucified as the Passover Lamb during the Passover Feast. If the Jesus Christ in whom you believe was crucified on Good Friday, that is not the real Jesus Christ who came from the tribe of Judah. The real Christ was crucified for the sins of humanity on the fourth day of the week, or Wednesday, as we call it today.

Jesus said He would be buried for three days and three nights. If you believe this Good Friday hoax, Jesus would have failed that prophecy. If Jesus failed that prophecy, He is false. If Jesus were crucified on Good Friday, He is not the real Christ. That would mean He is not the real Saviour. Are you seeing the serious error?

The Bible says: "When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, 'It is finished,' and bowed His head and gave up the ghost [His Spirit]. The Jews, therefore, because it was the preparation day that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath Day, for that Sabbath was a high day ... ." (John 19:30-31).

I have underlined the words 'high day' to show that this Sabbath was not the regular weekly Sabbath. That 'high day' was a special, or second, Sabbath in the week that Jesus died. During the week of the Passover Feast, there were two Sabbaths. The first Sabbath was the 'high day'. The second was the weekly, Sabbath.

Leviticus 26: 6-7 and verse 39 reveal that during the feasts that Israel celebrated yearly, there were always two Sabbaths within a one-week cycle. There was the weekly Sabbath, but if there was a special feast celebration in that same week, there was also another Sabbath.

In the week that Jesus died, there was a Passover feast; therefore, there were two Sabbaths in that week. Jesus was raised from the dead after sunset on Saturday, or early Sunday morning. No one really knows. We know that He was raised after the weekly Sabbath. If you count three days and three nights backwards, from Saturday at sunset, it takes you back to Wednesday. That's the day the real Christ was crucified.

The real Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He has nothing to do with Good Friday. You should not either. I implore you to believe in the real Christ, who died for you, and rose from the dead, thus proving that He is Lord and God over death and the grave. I beseech the churches to stop teaching this error to their members. I have shared the truth with you. Are you going to continue in this lie forever? Selah!

RUSSANA ROBERTS

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