The Truth About Good Friday
Good Friday (from the senses pious, holy of the word “good”) is a religious holiday observed to commemorate the crucifixion of Yeshua the Messiah and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and coincides with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Easter Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Holy Friday.
The belief is that Messiah was crucified on Friday and rose Sunday morning. However, this doesn’t line up with scripture. It’s known that scripture interprets scripture and so we need to explore the entire word of Elohim to know the truth on this. After an in-depth study of this, we come to realize that the death, burial and resurrection of Messiah lines up precisely with the Passover. We also find that Messiah told us he would be in the ground 3 days and 3 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
If we count the days between Friday and Sunday morning, we only come up with about two days which doesn’t line up with what Yeshua told us. After further study we find that the day Yeshua was crucified was preparation day, which is the day that precedes the Sabbath. However, this day did not precede the weekly Sabbath, the scripture points out it was a high day Sabbath.
The Jews therefore, because it was the 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. John 19:31
The Good Friday doctrine is simply not true, it comes from those who only read scripture lightly. There is no possible way according to the Bible that Messiah could have been crucified on Friday and rose Sunday, it just doesn’t line up with the rest of scripture.
Yeshua made the ultimate sacrifice for our sins by dying on the cross. He told us that there was no greater love than when a man lays down his life for his friends. He went to the cross perfect and sinless. He did not deserve death and was the only person that could make atonement for our sins.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15:13,14
In order to make atonement, the sacrifice has to be without blemish, without sin. This is why we cannot atone for our own sins. We are born in sin and in need of a Savior. Yeshua was not born into sin, Elohim is his Father and his mother a virgin.
Those who will come to Messiah, repent of their sin and be baptised will inherit eternal life.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Mark 16:16