WHY THE FRIDAY-CRUCIFIXION-SUNDAY-RESURRECTION-STORY OF EASTER IS NOT BIBLICAL (Part Six)
5/7/2012 10:39:24 PM -
God's weekly holy day, the Seventh Day Sabbath, is eternally fixed by Him and cannot be undone or changed by any mortal man. And so must none of His fixed date Sabbath Days or holy feasts, be changed by men.
As it is, Christianity has managed to replace all fixed day and fixed date Sabbath Days of the Almighty, with days and memorials unknown in the Word of God, the Holy Bible. Which mortals could act in such foolhardiness against the Will of God? They must not be ignorant of the soon-coming judgment of their ways.
As said in the beginning of this article, it will not be long when an important chapter of world history closes upon us. This is the 2000th Anniversary of the 30 AD Ascension of the Savior, which is only eighteen years away.
It will be wise, as this day draws closer, that we return to walk the tenets of the Christian Faith of the apostles of Jesus Christ. This we must do, by denouncing any unbiblical practices we are able to identify in the activities of today's over-polluted Christianity.
Let me, as I draw near to concluding this article, address an issue I hinted on, in the early parts of this treatise. This has to do with the work the Savior did, between the time of his resurrection, and when this resurrection became public knowledge through the activities of Mary Magdalene, and Peter and John, two of the inner-core apostles of the Savior.
When Mary Magdalene first met Jesus Christ, after his resurrection, she was denied a clasp of the Savior's feet in worship; the reason being that the Savior had not as yet ascended to the Father in Heaven since his resurrection (cf. John 20: 17).
So, where was the Savior from the time of his resurrection, through the whole Sabbath Day in which he arose, and through the first ten hours or so of the following day, which was the first day of the week (Sunday), when he then met Mary Magdalene?
Where, was the Savior as this Sunday wore on, to the early beginnings of its twelve sunlight hours, when the news of the resurrection, evidenced by an empty tomb, then broke-out?
This long period of time is not accounted for in the biblical accounts of the Gospels. Was the Savior resting in some place? I cannot imagine the Savior idling at any time.
Or was the Savior, as captain of an angelic Patrol Task Force, roaming the deserted streets of Jerusalem, as all Jerusalemites locked-up themselves inside of their homes for the indoor feasting activities during the closely-knit multiple Sabbath Days of 14th, 15th, and 17th Nisan, 30 AD, within the Passover Week?
Yes, the Savior had finished executing God's plan for the salvation of mankind. Israel, of the past, present and future, were to be reconciled to God in the power of the Savior's sacrifice, death and resurrection.
And so were all Gentiles, from then on, able to have access into the family of God, for the first time, through an understanding and submission to the dictates and provisions of this sacrifice of the Savior.
However, we had then, a large population of the pre-Flood righteous (non-Israelites), who also had to be reconciled to God, in the redemptive work and victory of the Savior over sin and death.
These pre-Flood people were, until the Savior's resurrection, held in prison in some place on earth. To bring them into the salvation the Savior had wrought, he had to go minister to their souls in this prison. (cf. First Peter 3: 18-20).
In fact, the Savior gave a hint of his responsibility and God-ordained assignment to these pre-Flood righteous people, in John 10: 16, where he said he had other sheep, which he had to lead into the sheepfold of Israel.
During this period after the Savior's resurrection under consideration, he was with these pre-Flood righteous. He, as the Good Shepherd of all men who must enter the salvation of God, was with these pre-Flood righteous to lead them to hear and obey his Voice of the Gospel for mankind's redemption.
When these pre-Flood righteous heard, accepted and obeyed the voice of the Good Shepherd, they were ready to be reconciled to the plan of God for mankind's salvation, which is only in Christ Jesus, to be able to enter it.
This God-given assignment for the Savior to the saints of the pre-Flood era, he could not execute until he had won the victory over death in his resurrection. Thereafter, God's post-resurrection order for mankind's salvation began to play-out: First, for Israel; then the pre-Flood righteous; and then, Gentiles of the post-Ascension era.
Contrary to theological thought that the Savior performed this service to the pre-Flood righteous, during the three days and three nights he was in the tomb, it was impossible for him to do so, simply because he was dead, dormant, and yet to be raised or revived back to life.
All salvation-seekers of this generation must begin to look critically at whatever their spiritual leaders make them to believe and do; comparing whatever they are taught by so-called men of God, with God's Word.
Many simple-minded people, in pursuit of God's salvation have, through no fault of their own, been misled into an enslaved commitment to falsehood, by pious- and sanctimonious-looking people, who their followers mistakenly considered to be worthy of their trust.
Many people have left our world, while being enslaved to falsehoods, sold out to them by some self-acclaimed men of God, who the simple-minded thought knew better; how sad.
My prayer to God for you, dear reader, is that you get to live the truth of God's Word, before your time to depart our world hits you. And this can only be possible for you, if and only if you begin to critically examine the doctrines and dogma of today's Christianity you might be zealously professing without the knowledge of God's truth.
Salvation-seekers must always remember that zeal without knowledge of God's Word and Will leads one to destruction. This we ought to always keep in mind since God's Word says in Proverbs 14: 12, KJV - 'There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death'.
And may God be merciful to us all in this. Shalom. (End of article. Attach chart)