In their efforts to disparage the Catholic and Protestant concept of Good
Friday and Easter Sunday, many of the Churches of God have adhered to Bullinger's
theory of Yeshua the Messiah being in the grave for three days and three nights.
According to this view, the crucifixion occurred on a Wednesday and the resurrection
late on Saturday afternoon.
In order to validate this idea, Bullinger inserted a weekly Sabbath between
Nisan 14 and the resurrection -- thus two sabbaths (the high Holy Day of Nisan
15 and the Saturday sabbath) supposedly occurred during this time.
But when we read the gospel accounts of the Messiah's death and resurrection
with an open mind, there is absolutely no way we can get three days and three
nights from these New Testament verses! I don't care if you read the Bible
hanging from the ceiling, lying on your back or peddling through a rain forest
-- the conclusion is the same! The Bible simply does not support this viewpoint.
So where does this leave us -- back to the Catholic and Protestant dogma
of Good Friday and Easter Sunday? No, not at all.
When we understand that YEHOVAH God's true weekly Sabbath day can fall on
any day of the week in the pagan Gregorian calendar of today, the problem
can easily be resolved. During the week of the Messiah's death in A.D.31,
the weekly Sabbath fell on a Thursday, and since scripture and history show
that Yeshua was put to death on a Wednesday, everything falls nicely into
With this knowledge we don't have to wrest and distort YEHOVAH God's word
in order to disprove the errors of Catholicism and her daughters.