Friday, April 10, 2009

Three Days and Three Nights

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.
Matthew 12:40

Have you ever wondered how we get three days and three nights from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning? Tradition can really mess up the way we understand God's word.  For a concise explanation, see here

Another tradition we should examine is observing the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. 

Why did "the church" adopt the "observing of times" in their worship?  Did you know that the early Christians didn't keep an annual observance of the resurrection day?  That observance was added to the church "calendar" many, many years later.  See my earlier post on the word  "Easter", if you are curious about the use of that word  in the King James Bible, in Acts 12:4.

Don't be one of those to whom Jesus was speaking when he said, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Mark 7:9  


  1. Thanks Sally! I had often wondered about this very subject and you have now put it to rest. Actually, it makes me want to research it further so that I can explain it more clearly to my kiddos.

    Blessings, Julie

  2. have given us much too think about...I read your post aloud to dh too.

  3. ThreeLittleLadiesApril 17, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    I'm not sure why you rejected it, but maybe it was the violence (a man is murdered in cold blood) or the fact that Charlotte leaves her life of order in the end and goes back to the ship... She knows where her parents are, so I think you might be thinking of a different one. I'm sure it isn't for everyone. Avi wrote other books, but the ones I've read are a bit on the too much reality list. This one is just so far fetched... Right now only my husband and my 5th grader are reading it anyway.

  4. Heeelllloooo Ssaallllyyyy!! Where are youuuu?

    Okay, I'm sorry but the picture of the lady down below this post with the puckered up mouth saying all the unusually long words is just freaking me out...and what's with the bandage on her right hand anyway?

    I'm looking forward to another post soon so I don't have to look at the pretty, puckered up, bandaged woman anymore.

    Blessings and hope your week was overly productive with amazing and awesome stuff thrown in :-)!



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