The Friday before “Easter” is celebrated in religious tradition as the day when Y’hoshua (Jesus) was crucified and placed in the tomb. The day is called “Good Friday”. It is difficult to imagine what sort of mindset would identify the day Y’hoshua was murdered as “Good.” Some claim that the term “Good” simply means “pious” or “holy” but again, what is holy or pious about the day the “Son of God” was murdered? Do you think that God considers the day his Son was killed to be Good?
Roman Catholic doctrine considers Jesus to be God incarnate. It is even more absurd to think that men not only killed God but celebrate the deed. What kind of god can be killed by his own creation? Consider what happened to those who sought to kill God at the Tower of Babel.
Three Days and Three Nights
Now consider this, if Y’hoshua was killed on Friday and already gone on Sunday morning, then Y’hoshua was wrong when he said the following:
“…the son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:40
There is no physical way to calculate three days and three nights in that span of time. The best you can do is two nights (Friday and Saturday) and one day (Saturday), and even if you count Friday you still only have two days and two nights. So, based on the words from Y’hoshua’s own mouth, he could not have been killed on Friday.
This also does not fit with the Passover which Paul said that Y’hoshua was “our Passover” Lamb (1 Cor 5:7). The Passover lambs were killed on the fourth day (Wednesday) not the sixth day (Friday).
Changing God’s Word
Do not add to nor take away from the Word of God (Deu 4:2, 12:32, Rev 22:18), because in doing so you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, nor allow those that are entering to go in (Mat 23:13). Also consider that tradition makes void the Word of God (Mark 7:8-13).
By changing the times and following the traditions of men they lose sight of the overall shadows contained in the death and resurrection of Y’hoshua. Three days and three nights in the tomb, the Passover Lamb, the Menorah, the Light by Day, the Lamb by Day and what time it is now. Without these connections, you cannot possibly understand God and you will be caught in complete unawares.
False Feast Days
But why would the Roman Church create this false feast day in the first place? Were they worried, like Jeroboam, that the people would leave them and return to the ways of the LORD? The Roman Catholic Church made the Friday before Easter a Fast day in the fourth century. This was during a time that coincides with the Jewish Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. It is worth noting that anyone Feasting during a Church declared Fast would have been identified as a Jew. They would be murdered as a heretic… just like Y’hoshua. “You can tell a tree by its fruit…” (Mat 7:16-20).
Y’hoshua was NOT killed on Friday, so it is a good day after all. Friday the 13th to the children of God.
Hmmm, I have heard some more thoughts on this. For one “as Jonah was in the belly of the whale” Jonah wasn’t dead, just in a bad place. Then there’s in the heart of the Earth” Well Yeshua was not “in the center of the earth, but He was in Jerusalem.
Janie, thanks for the insightful comment. All Scripture is written in Parable/Proverb because it is not for everyone as Y’hoshua clearly points out in Matt 13:10-17.