WAS JESUS RESURRECTED ON SUNDAY?


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WAS JESUS RESURRECTED ON SUNDAY?

In other words, was Jesus resurrected on SUNDAY, the FIRST DAY of the week?

OR,

Was Jesus resurrected on the SABBATH DAY, the SEVENTH DAY of the week?

The purpose of this study in God's word is to closely examine all the Scriptures referring to the resurrection of Jesus to see what the WHOLE word of God has to say concerning the DAY of the week that Jesus rose from the grave.

Some Christians say that Jesus was placed in the tomb on Friday just before sunset and the start of the weekly Sabbath day, and rose from the grave on SUNDAY which would be the FIRST day of the week.

But other Christians argue and say that this cannot be true, because the word of God also says that Jesus was to be in the heart of the earth for three FULL nights AND three FULL days. Therefore it is impossible for Jesus to have been buried on a Friday AND rise from the dead on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week, because there are NOT three full days and three full night between Friday evening and Sunday morning.

Now I happen to agree with this LOGIC that there are NOT three full nights and three full days between Friday evening and Sunday morning. But rather, than basing our faith on LOGIC only let us examine more closely all the scriptures that speak of the resurrection of Jesus and see what the WHOLE word of God has to say on the subject of WHEN Jesus was raised from the dead.

For you see, even though there are many Christians who believe that Jesus was crucified on Wednesday and laid in the tomb just before sunset, which is the starting of a NEW day and that new day being Thursday was a HIGH Sabbath day there is still a debate as to whether Jesus rose from the grave on SATURDAY, the WEEKLY Sabbath, or whether Jesus rose from the dead on SUNDAY the FIRST day of the week.

Many Christians who keep the Sabbath day as opposed to worshiping God on Sunday argue and desperately try and prove that the resurrection of Jesus took place on SATURDAY, the seventh day of the week being the weekly Sabbath day. For you see, then they can claim the Sabbath day is the LORD'S DAY. Those who teach that Christians must keep the Sabbath day feel that if they can prove that Jesus rose from the grave on Saturday in the late afternoon just before sunset, which is the weekly Sabbath day, then they will have more evidence to try and prove that Christians must without fail keep the Sabbath day

So then, let us begin this study in God's word by taking a closer look at Matthew 21:1-7 and see what the word of TRUTH, the whole word of God teaches us to be the DAY of the week in which Jesus rose from the grave. Was it on SATURDAY, the weekly Sabbath day, or did Jesus rise from the grave on SUNDAY, the FIRST DAY of the week, commonly called by most Christians as the LORD'S DAY?

Matthew 21:1-7.

 

In the END of the sabbath, as it BEGAN to DAWN toward the FIRST day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. (The Jews start their days as sunset and Jesus was resurrected AFTER three days and three nights at the END of the Sabbath)

2. And, behold, there was a great EARTHQUAKE: for (Or because) the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and ROLLED BACK the STONE from the door, and sat upon it.

3. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

4. And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

5. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6. He is not here: for he is RISEN, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

7. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is RISEN from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall you see him: lo, I have told you."

 

 

Now, the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians who teach that Christians must keep the Sabbath day according to the Law of Moses argue that Jesus was ALREADY RISEN from the dead before any one ever arrived at the tomb on the first day of the week. So, therefore, to THEM, they reason that the tomb was empty because Jesus MUST HAVE risen from the grave on SATURDAY, the SABBATH day.

But is this what the whole word of God teaches us? The first thing that I want to point out to you, the seeker of the TRUTH is the weekly Sabbath day, being the seventh day of the week had already ENDED and it was beginning to DAWN on the FIRST day of the week when Mary Magdalene and others came to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus only to find that the STONE had been rolled back and Jesus had RISEN from the dead.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with when the STARTING of a new day begins the Bible tells us in Leviticus 23:32 that each new day for the children of Israel using God’s calendar began at sunset and ended at the next sunset.

 

Leviticus 23:32 from the English Standard Version.

 

“...from EVENING to EVENING shall you keep your Sabbath.”

 

So then, since we know that Jesus was placed in the tomb just before the start of the HIGH Sabbath day right at sunset that evening the on the DAY that he was crucified. And, according to the Scriptures, Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday. And sunset on Wednesday that year happened to be a HIGH Sabbath day, according to John 19:31. And since we also know that Jesus was in the heart of the earth three full days and three full nights, and Jesus was resurrected AFTER three days and three nights, according to Matthew 27:62-66. And thus, it is impossible for Jesus to have been resurrected on a Saturday. Also, it is impossible for Jesus to have been crucified on a Friday as the Roman Catholic Church claims. For you see, there are NOT three full days and three full nights between Friday EVENING and SUNDAY morning. And thus, we can safely conclude that Jesus did NOT die on a Friday as some falsely teach.

Therefore, let us begin by assuming that Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday and that on Wednesday EVENING just BEFORE the setting of the sun which would START the new day Thursday, being a HIGH Sabbath day that particular year, Jesus was laid in the tomb and the tomb was sealed. But how do we know that Jesus was crucified the evening before a HIGH Sabbath and that it was NOT a WEEKLY Sabbath as many falsely teach? Please read John 19:31, which clearly and plainly teaches us that THAT DAY on which Jesus was crucified was on a PREPARATION day or the day BEFORE a HIGH DAY or a HIGH Sabbath day.

 

John 19:31.

 

The Jews therefore, because it was the PREPARATION, (The day BEFORE the Sabbath day is called the day of preparation) that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the SABBATH day, (for THAT sabbath day was an HIGH day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.”

 

Here is John 19:31 from the New Living Translation.

 

The Jewish leaders didn't want the victims hanging there the NEXT day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath at that, because it was the Passover), so they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.”

 

There are seven ANNUAL feasts of the Lord that are observed by the Jews every year on time a year. And they are called SABBATHS. One of these ANNUAL SABBATH days was PASSOVER. Please read the study called “THE FEAST DAYS OF THE LORD” for a deeper understanding on the feast days. But for now just know that the Passover LAMB was KILLED on the 14th DAY of the first month of the Jewish year. Then the NEXT day was a yearly SABBATH day called the first day of unleavened bread. 

 

Please read Leviticus 23:4-8.

 

“These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their SEASONS. (Meaning they were to be kept YEARLY at their appointed time of the year)

5. In the FOURTEENTH day of the first month at even is the LORD'S Passover. (This is the DAY on which the sacrificial LAMB was to be KILLED)

6. And on the FIFTHTEENTH day of the same month (Which is the very NEXT day AFTER the lamb was KILLED) is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days you must eat unleavened bread.

7. In the FIRST day you shall have an holy convocation: you shall do no servile work therein. (In other words, the very FIRST day of this seven day feast of unleavened bread was a SABBATH day, which means a day of REST)

8. But you shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the SEVENTH day is an holy convocation: you shall do no servile work therein.”

 

In other words, BOTH the FIRST day and the last day of unleavened bread were SABBATH days. So then, the 15th day, the day AFTER Jesus was KILLED as the LAMB of God fro the sins of the world was a YEARLY SABBATH day called a HIGH day. Let us continue this study in God's word assuming that Jesus was crucified on WEDNESDAY the 14th day of the first month of the Jesus calendar. The name of this month is called Nissan or Abib. Let us COUNT the nights and the days.

 

So then, from sunset Wednesday to sunrise on Thursday was ONE NIGHT.

And from sunrise Thursday to sunset Thursday was ONE DAY.

Then from sunset Thursday to sunrise Friday morning was TWO NIGHTS.

And from sunrise Friday to sunset Friday was TWO DAYS.

Then from sunset Friday to sunrise Saturday morning was THREE NIGHTS.

And from sunrise Saturday to sunset Saturday was THREE DAYS.

 

Please keep in mind that Jesus needed to be in the heart of the earth three FULL days and three FULL nights to fulfill the scriptures. Also, keep in mind that on SUNSET that Saturday being the completion of the THIRD DAY. Therefore in order for the three FULL nights and three FULL days to be fully COMPLETED it then is needed for Jesus to RESURRECTED sometime AFTER sunset of the THIRD day which is the BEGINNING of the FIRST day of the week just like the word of TRUTH clearly and plainly teaches us in Mark 16:19.

 

Mark 16:19.

 

Now when Jesus was RISEN early the FIRST day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”

 

Please notice that the word of TRUTH does NOT say the Jesus was risen LATE in the afternoon of the SEVENTH day of the week as some falsely teach. But rather. the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of Almighty God states that Jesus was risen EARLY the FIRST DAY of the week, which is SUNDAY.

Now again some Sabbath keepers like to argue that Jesus was raised from the dead just BEFORE sunset. And, therefore, to them, Jesus rose from the grave on the SABBATH day. They argue that Jesus was laid in the tomb just BEFORE sunset on Wednesday evening, so therefore, just BEFORE sunset on SATURDAY evening would be exactly 72 hours which they say is three FULL days and three FULL nights.

Yes, it is true that 72 hours does equal in TIME to be three full days and three full nights. However, Jesus did not say that he would be in the heart of the earth 72 hours, but rather, that he would be in the heart of the earth three full days and three full nights. 

 

Please read Matthew 12:38-40.

 

“Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a SIGN from you.

39. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a SIGN; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the SIGN of the prophet Jonas:

40. For as Jonas was THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth.”

 

This does NOT mean that Christians can take the last PART of the one day Wednesday just before sunset and then ADD it to Saturday so that Saturday can then be a LONGER day to allow just enough time before sunset Saturday for Jesus to be resurrect on the Sabbath day. Again, you cannot take from one day and then add it to another day in order to MAKE it a full day that is LONGER just so that Jesus can be made to appear to have risen on a SATURDAY rather than on the FIRST day of the week like the word of TRUTH clearly teaches.

So then, it is NOT a CORRECT assumption or interpretation of the word of God to claim that Jesus rose from the grave on SATURDAY late in the afternoon based upon the WHOLE word of God? For absolute proof that Jesus was resurrection and Sunday and NOT on Saturday let us go back and actually read Matthew 27:62-66 that is cited as a reference to read later to see if I am teaching te truth.

 

Matthew 27:62-66.

 

“Now the NEXT day, that FOLLOWED the day of the preparation, (Again, the day of preparation was Wednesday and the NEXT day following Wednesday is a THURSDAY. So then, on Thursday, most likely during the DAY time on Thursday) the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate

63.  Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, AFTER three days I will rise again

64.  Command. therefore. that the sepulcher be made sure UNTIL the THIRD day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 

65.  Pilate said unto them, You HAVE a WATCH: go your way, make it as sure as you can

66.  So they went, and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.”

 

Now, do not think for one second that those chief priests and Pharisees LEFT their watch until AFTER the THIRD day had ENDED at SUNSET Saturday. And just to make SURE they probably stayed on watch until they were scared off by the great earthquake and the angels coming to roll away the stone that they SEALED.

 

Please read Matthew 28;1-4,11-15.

 

In the END of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 

2.  And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it

3.  His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 

4.  And for FEAR of him the KEEPERS did shake, and became as dead men

...11. Now, when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. 

12.  And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers

13.  Saying, Say you, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 

14.  And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 

15.  So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.”

 

Now, it could very well be that the great earthquake and the ripping of the veil from the top down to the bottom that is recorded in Matthew 27:51-56 actually occurred AT the TIME of the resurrection ITSELF and NOT at the time Jesus gave up the ghost. Otherwise, there had to be TWO earthquakes, one earthquake at the death of Jesus giving up the ghost, and another earthquake at the RESURRECTION of Jesus. And that is certainly possible. But for the GRAVES to be OPEN for three days and three nights does not sound right to me. For you see, many of the Old Testament saints were resurrected with Jesus, as in,  they came out of the graves AFTER the resurrection of Jesus.

 

Please read Matthew 27:51-56.

 

“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; AND the earth did quake, and the rocks rent

52  And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose

53  And came out of the graves AFTER his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 

54.  Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. 

55.  And many women (That were n their way to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus EARLY in the MORNING just before DAWN after the Sabbath had ENDED) were there beholding afar off, (So they did not see the Angel of the Lord rolling away the stone) which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: 

56.  Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.”

 

Now, at the time of Jesus being on the cross, Mary, the mother of Jesus was NOT beholding Jesus AFAR OFF, but rather, Mary was at the feet of Jesus.

 

Please read John 19:25-30.

 

“Now there stood BY the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. (And NOT AFAR OFF as it says in Matthew 27:55,56. And that is another reason why I believe that what is being recorded in Matthew 27:51-56 actually took place AT the TIME of the RESURRECTION of Jesus)

26.  When Jesus, therefore, saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said unto his mother, Woman, behold your son! 

27.  Then said he to the disciple, Behold your mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. 

28.  After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst. 

29.  Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. 

30.  When Jesus, therefore, had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”

 

My point is that neither the Roman soldier nor the chief priests and Pharisees LEFT watching the SEALED tomb of Jesus until they were frighten by the Angel of the Lord and the great earthquake. And ALL of the accounts in the four gospels teach us in simplicity that Jesus was resurrected AFTER three days and three nights AFTER the Sabbath had ENDED.

The next thing I want you to notice is that Jesus said OPENLY that he would be resurrected AFTER three days.

 

Please read Mark 8:31,32. 

 

“And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and AFTER three days rise again.

32. And he (Jesus) spoke that saying OPENLY. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.”

 

And thus, it is made blatantly clear to us that Jesus HIMSELF spoke this saying OPENLY saying that AFTER three days he would rise from the grave. So then, the Jews heard Jesus CORRECTLY that he would rise again from the dead AFTER three full days and three FULL nights being DEAD and buried in the tomb. And they asked Pilate to set a guard over the tomb util the THIRD day had ENDED. I mean why seal the tomb and go to the trouble to guard the tomb for two day and leave the tomb unguarded on the third day? NO! There is no way that the Roman soldier would leave his post. And neither would the chief priests and the Pharisees leave their watch before the third day had ended. 

We know without a doubt that this great earthquake occurred at the time of the resurrection of Jesus for three reasons.

First it is recorded for us here in Matthew 28:2 as occurring just before DAWN of the FIRST day of the week.

Second it took place as a result of the resurrection itself and the angel rolling back the heavy stone so that those coming to anoint Jesus could see that he had just risen from the dead and that the tomb was now EMPTY.

And thirdly if we back up a few verses to the previous chapter we will see that at this time of this great EARTHQUAKE that not only Jesus rose from the grave but many others also rose from the dead with Jesus. And we have already covered the many Old Testament saints being resurrected WITH Jesus.

Now at first it seems that there is only one earthquake which takes place at the moment Jesus dies, but if this were true, then why is another earthquake mention just before DAWN of the FIRST day of the week the very moment as Mary Magdalene and the other Mary approached but were still afar off from the tomb where Jesus had been laid?

In verse 54 we see that the centurion that was WATCHING Jesus SAW the EARTHQUAKE and THOSE THINGS that were done and greatly feared. Some may try and argue that this verse is speaking of the earthquake and those things that were done at the CRUCIFIXION of Jesus when he cried out to God and DIED.

Now while this is also true please keep in mind that the Jewish leaders went to Pilate and asked him to post soldiers at the tomb to WATCH Jesus so that no one would try and steal the body of Jesus and just claim that Jesus rose from the dead.

Again, the day of preparation was Wednesday just before the HIGH Sabbath day so the NEXT day would be the High Sabbath day the these Jewish leaders went to Pilate to have him set guards to WATCH the body of Jesus and make sure the tomb was sealed and secure until AFTER the third day had ended.

So then, WHY would they take a chance and remove the guards or unseal the tomb BEFORE sunset that THIRD DAY? They would not have removed these guards until AFTER the THIRD DAY had ENDED. And most likely to be safe they would have secured the tomb an extra day. Keep in mind that they came to Pilate the NEXT day and commanded him to seal the tomb until the THIRD day. The question remains was it from that Thursday, the day AFTER the preparation, that they counted three days? If so then a WATCH would have been set until sunset on SUNDAY which would have been the starting of MONDAY the second day of the week.

Either way we know that there were centurions WATCHING the body of Jesus so that no one could steal the body of Jesus and falsely claim the Jesus rose from the dead. And while these Romans soldier were on their WATCH is WHEN the angel came to roll back the stone and the great earthquake took place, because the word of God tells us that the “centurion” that was WATCHING and that their were some WITH him also watching the tomb. So logically, it was that centurion and the older Roman soldiers that took money to spread the lie that the disciples of Jesus stole to body of Jesus. 

 

Please read Matthew 27:11-15 again.

 

Now when they were going, behold, some of the WATCH (Which probably included some Jews along with the soldiers provided by Pilate) came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

12. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the SOLDIERS,

13. Saying, Say you, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. (Now it is doubtful that people went to bed to sleep BEFORE SUNSET on the THIRD day to be sound asleep so that they would not know if the body of Jesus was stolen or not. The word says while they slept at NIGHT so it was AFTER sunset of the seventh day which would make it the FIRST day of the week that Jesus was raised from the dead)

14. And if this come to the governor's ears, (Or if Pilate hears that you fell asleep) we will persuade him, (That we fell asleep so it is our fault that the disciples of Jesus came by NIGHT) and secure you.

15. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day."

 

 

So then, there were SOLDIERS guarding the body of Jesus until AFTER the three FULL days and three FULL nights had PAST completely and they were there WHEN the great earthquake took place and they saw bodies rise from the grave with Jesus. Again. there is NO WAY that these soldiers left their post BEFORE three FULL days and three FULL nights had completely PAST. And it is certain that NONE of the watch feel asleep BEFORE SUNSET on the THIRD day.

Also, please notice in verse 63 that Jesus said AFTER three days he would RISE from the dead.

 

Matthew 27:63.

 

“Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, AFTER three days I will rise again.”

 

 

So then, AFTER three FULL days and three FULL nights would without any doubt whatsoever place the resurrection of Jesus on SUNDAY just before SUNRISE the FIRST day of the week just as the word of TRUTH clearly and plainly teaches. Now some may try and argue that it was the JEWS who CLAIMED that the heard Jesus say that he would rise from the dead AFTER three days, but the word of God says that Jesus will be resurrected ON the THIRD day.

Yes, there are verses that do in fact say that Jesus will rise from the dead ON the THIRD day. But again, that is NOT what the WHOLE word of God teaches us because Jesus did, in fact, teach OPENLY that he would rise AFTER three days as well.

Please read Mark 8:31,32 again which CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us who are seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God that Jesus taught OPENLY this saying that he would rise AFTER three days, which would make it IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus to have risen on Saturday the Sabbath day as some FALSELY teach.

 

Mark 8:31,32.

 

“And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and AFTER three days rise again.

32. And he (Jesus) spoke that saying OPENLY. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.”

 

The word of God is very clear to all those seeking to know the TRUTH of the whole word of God that Jesus rose from the grave AFTER the Sabbath has PAST. Please read Mark 16:1,2, which clearly and plainly teaches us that Jesus rose from the grave AFTER the third day which is AFTER the Sabbath had already PAST.

 

Mark 16:1,2.

 

And when the sabbath was PAST, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

2. And very early in the morning the FIRST day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun....

Now WHEN Jesus was risen EARLY the FIRST DAY of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”

 

Now for those of you who may be wondering what does it matter on which day that Jesus rose from the grave, the important point is that he ROSE from the dead! And I whole heartily agree that the real issue is that Jesus conquered death and the grave for us.

The reason that I am writing this study is that there are Christians, who are compelling other Christians to keep ALL the Law of God in the Old Testament under the OLD COVENANT. And some of these Sabbath keeping Christians are FALSELY teaching Christians that it is a matter of SALVATION that a Christian must, without fail, keep ALL the law of Moses in order to be saved. And IF a Christian FAILS to KEEP the Sabbath day holy by RESTING on the seventh DAY of the WEEK, then they will be sinning and not receive eternal life in the world to come. So then, by THEIR CLAIMING that the Lord's day is the seventh day of the week as opposed to being the FIRST day of the week, then they can SUBVERT some Christians into keeping the SEVENTH day Sabbath rest as the Jews. In other words, by DECEIVING Christians that the Lord’s day is the SEVENTH day of the week and not the first day of the week as the Bible ITSELF teaches, then the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians can DECEIVE weak Christians to keep what Jesus ABOLISHED on the cross.

In other words IF the seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians can PROVE that Jesus rose from the grave on SATURDAY, the SEVENTH day of the week then they could CLAIM that the seventh day of the week is the LORD'S DAY. And thus, they can CLAIM that Christians who worship God on Sunday are SINNING by not worshiping on the true Lord's day, which they CLAIM is Saturday the SEVENTH day of the week.

And that is the reason why I am going to the WHOLE word of God to teach you, the seeker of the TRUTH, that Jesus did in fact rise from the grave on SUNDAY the FIRST DAY of the week and this is why we as Christians call SUNDAY the LORD'S DAY so that you will NOT be deceived to keep any day of resting as being MANDATORY. Please read the study “IS KEEPING THE SABBATH MANDATORY?”.

I want you to be thoroughly rooted and grounded in the TRUTH of the whole word of God lest you be DECEIVED by FALSE teachers, who are teaching a DIFFERENT gospel whereby we must be saved.

So please read the studies all the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<

But for now let us continue this study in God's word that teaches us that Jesus was in the heart of the earth three FULL days and three FULL nights and AFTER these three days Jesus rose from the grave on the FIRST day of the week.

Please read Mark 16:9 which again CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that Jesus rose from the grave on the FIRST day of the week. And the FIRST day of the week is SUNDAY and NOT on Saturday. And again, there is NO INTERPRETATION needed. The word of God is CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE.

 

Mark 16:9.

 

“Now WHEN Jesus was risen EARLY the FIRST day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”

 

Now I did not write these words. The Apostles of Jesus who were eyewitnesses wrote these words saying, 

 

“WHEN Jesus was risen EARLY the FIRST day of the week,” 

 

This is NOT someone's interpretation or opinion, but rather, the very disciples of Jesus stated as a FACT with no interpretation needed that Jesus was risen was EARLY the FIRST day of the week.

So again in Mark 16:1,2, and 9 we clearly see that the weekly Sabbath day had ENDED and was PAST when Mary Magdalene and the others came to the tomb to find that Jesus had RISEN from the grave EARLY the FIRST DAY of the week. Not Only had the SABBATH already PAST, but it was very NEAR SUNRISE on the FIRST day of the week. And that would have been 12 hours AFTER the Sabbath had ENDED when they saw the great EARTHQUAKE while the women were afar off COMING to the tomb to find it EMPTY.

 

Mark 16:1,2,9.

 

And when the SABBATH was PAST, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

2. And very early in the morning the FIRST day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher AT the rising of the sun....

...9. Now WHEN Jesus was risen EARLY the FIRST day of the week, (Which again is SUNDAY and NOT the Sabbath day as some FALSELY teach) he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”

 

 

Seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians seem to LOVE making a LIE by twisting the Scriptures to their own destruction. And even while they are twisting Revelation 22:14 they fail to see that THEY are the ones making a LIE in verse 15.

And when you show them 2 Peter 3:16 that they are twisting the Scriptures to their OWN DESTRUCTION then they will even TWIST that verse of Scripture to fit their own preconceived belief that the RESTING on the seventh DAY of the WEEK is mandatory to receive eternal life in the world to come. And to show further that they have no clue how to interpret the Scriptures, every seventh day of the week Sabbath-keeping Christians teaches their followers and other Christians that fall in their snare of deception to ABSTAIN from eating unclean meats which the Apostle Paul says is a doctrine of DEVILS.

 

Please read 1 Timothy 4:1-6.

 

“Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils

2.  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 

3.  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the TRUTH

4.  For every creature of God is good, and NOTHING to be REFUSED, if it be received with thanksgiving

5.  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 

6.  If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, where unto you have attained.”

 

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to read ALL of the studies that I gave links to throughout this study concerning this subject on Sabbath TRUTH. Also, please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUTH SABBATH?<<< And if you would like to read some quotes from the early church writers that taught against the keeping of the week Sabbath day as the Jews please read “DID THE EARLY CHURCH KEEP THE SABBATH DAY?”

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

        

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