WHY "GOOD FRIDAY"?
In my country, we enjoy a four-day holiday around
Easter, beginning with what is called GOOD FRIDAY. What makes Good
Friday good? They say that because Christ died for their sins on that
day. And in tune with that, every Christian country in the world —
Britain, France, Germany, America, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, they all commemorate Good Friday. I have already proved to
you that Jesus could not have been on the cross for more than three
hours, if at all. For all their rush and hurry, they could not bundle
Jesus into the tomb before sunset of Friday.
More than a thousand and one sects and denominations
of Christianity, bickering on every aspect of faith, are nevertheless,
almost all agreed that Jesus Christ was SUPPOSED to have been
in the tomb on the night of Friday. He was still SUPPOSED
to be in the tomb on the day of Saturday. And he was still
SUPPOSED to be in the tomb on the night of Saturday. 1 But on
Sunday morning, the first day of the week, when Mary Magdalene visited
the tomb, she found the tomb empty. You will note that I have repeated
the word SUPPOSED, SUPPOSED, SUPPOSED, three times. Do you know why?
Surely not to rhyme with the other THREE, THREE, THREE of the prophecy.
The reason is that none of the 27 Books of the New Testament record the
time of his exit from the tomb. Not a single writer of these 27 "tomes"2 was an
eyewitness to his alleged "resurrection". The only ones who could have
told us, authoritatively, a word or two on the subject, have been
utterly silenced. May
May another Arab lad makes a find like the "Dead
Sea Scrolls", but this time autographed by Joseph of Arimathe'a and
Nicodemus themselves! These two would have told us candidly how they
had taken their Master soon after dark that very Friday evening, to a
more congenial place for rest and recuperation. Is it not amazing that
the only genuine witnesses have been eternally silenced? Could it be
that these two and the disciples at Jerusalem were preaching about "ANOTHER
JESUS, and ANOTHER GOSPEL"? — (2 Corinthians
1. We are
dividing the 24 hour day into DAY part and NIGHT part exactly as Jesus
had. As a Jew, he was reckoning time exactly like a Jew, not according
to any heathen calculation. Like those of the Romans from midnight to
midnight. His people the Jews, to this day, reckon the day from sunset
2. Tomme: A
volume, a large book.
If it was the time factor that Jesus was trying to stress in the
prophecy under discussion, let us see whether that was fulfilled,
"according to the scriptures", as the Christians boast.
You will no doubt observe from the above table that the grand total
amounts to no more than ONE day and TWO nights and,
juggle as you may, you will never, never get three days and
three nights as Jesus had himself foretold, "according to the
Scriptures". Even Einstein, the Master mathematician, cannot help
you for this! Can't you see the Christian is giving a double lie to
Jesus from this one prophecy alone. Jesus said, that he would be LIKE
1. The Christians allege that Jesus was UNLIKE Jonah. Jonah was ALIVE for three days and three nights,
whereas Jesus was "DEAD" in the tomb!(?)
2. Jesus said that he would be in the tomb for THREE days and
THREE nights, whereas the Christians say that he was in the tomb
for only ONE day and TWO nights.
Who is lying, Jesus or the Christians? Let them answer.
COUNT BACKWARDS TO SOLVE DILEMMA
For all their learning, you have got them hooked.
And, they know it! We must not relent. The Christians are already
inventing a way out of this dilemma. They have now invented the "GOOD
Wednesday" theory. "The Plain Truth" with its monthly FREE
worldwide circulation of 6 million copies, is offering further FREE
books on the subject of "Three DAYS and three NIGHTS". There are other
organisations in South Africa, like "Bible Revelation" Johannesburg,
who are also offering FREE books to prove that the "crucifixion" took
place on a GOOD Wednesday, and not on a GOOD Friday.
Mr. Robert Fahey from that great country, America —
where almost all (?) new cults originate eg. the Jehovah's Witnesses,
the Seventh Day Adventists, the Christian Scientists, the Mormons, you
name them, and they have them — representing that premier Christian
magazine, named in the previous paragraph, lectured recently in the
"Holiday Inn", Durban. He startled his over-whelmingly Christian
audiences with a lot of novel ideas. Among these newfangled doctrines
was one about Good Wednesday. He agreed 100% with the present
writer's conclusion that Good Friday was actually disproving
Christ's claim to be the Messiah. To solve this problem he suggested
that we count backwards from the time he was discovered to be missing
from the tomb, viz. on that Sunday morning, ("first day of the week")
when Mary Magdalene went to anoint him. If we deduct 3 DAYS and 3
NIGHTS from Sunday morning, we ought to get WEDNESDAY as an answer. It
is not difficult from here to get your THREE days and THREE nights to
resolve the Christian dilemma. The audience, already pre-prepared with
a flood of FREE 1 magazines and literature, gave Mr. Fahey a resounding
have a fantastic system for achieving a FREE world-wide monthly
circulation of 6 million "Plain Truth" magazines alone.
GOD OR THE DEVIL?
After the meeting, during a personal discussion1, I
congratulated Mr. Fahey for his ingenuity. "How was it possible for the
past two thousand years, that the Christian world had not known their
religious arithmetic to get their sums right?" Even to this day the
bulk of Christendom commemorate a GOOD FRIDAY instead of a
GOOD WEDNESDAY. "Who has deceived the 1,200,000,000 Christians of
the world, including the Roman Catholics who claim an unbroken chain of
Popes from the first Pope (Peter) to the present Pope, into falsely
celebrating GOOD FRIDAY?", I asked Mr. Fahey.
Mr. Fahey, unashamedly answered: "The Devil!" I
said, "If the Devil can succeed in confusing the Christians, and keep
them confused for two thousand years in the most simple aspect of
Faith, how much easier it would be for the Devil to mislead them in
things concerning God?" Mr. Fahey blushed and walked away. If this is
the belief of the trendsetters of Christianity, 3 we may
well ask, "is this 'crucifixion' not the mightiest hoax in history?"
Should we not, now, more appropriately, call it cruci-fiction!
Christians do not allow their speakers to be questioned in public.
the rate of this cults progress, before long the whole Christian world
will opt for a "Good Wednesday"
I have given you a list on page 50 showing
overwhelming proof from the Christian scriptures where it was being
said, again and again that Jesus was ALIVE, ALIVE! Yet the
disciples did not believe. Will the modern-day disciples believe now?
Are they prepared to believe their own Master who had said:- "AS Jonah
was . . . SO SHALL the son of man be"? Not likely!
Remember Thomas? - Another one of the elected ones of Jesus. Dubbed by
the Christians as "Doubting Thomas"?. He was "not
with them (the disciples) when Jesus came" — (John
20:24), the first time in
the upper-room. Subsequently, when these very disciples who had felt,
and touched and eaten with Jesus, testified that they had seen the
"Lord" (not God, not the ghost of Jesus, but he himself flesh and
blood — ALIVE!), Thomas said unto them:
"Except, I shall see in his hands the print of
the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my
hand into his side, I will not believe."
(HOLY BIBLE) John 20:25
Jehovah: See "what is his Name" which explains how this word originated from.