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Why Talk About Good Friday At Christmas?

Why Talk About Good Friday At Christmas? What is Good Friday? Was it really on Friday? Can we pinpoint a day and year? Why do we celebrate the birth of Christ?  Because of his death and resurrection.  Without the death and resurrection, the birth is meaningless.  That’s why it makes sense to talk about Good Friday at Christmas.

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What is Good Friday?

Good Friday recognizes the sacred day when Christ began the completion of the mission He came to fulfill – to die for us and to pay for our sins.  It is observed, in the spring during the Easter season or Holy Week.  It coincides with the Jewish Passover, the symbol of the promised Messiah and saving by blood.

Was it really on a Friday?

Traditional Christian denominations honor Friday as the day of Christ’s death. Some Baptist, Pentecostal, many Sabbatarian and non-denominational churches observe the Crucifixion on Wednesday to coincide with the Jewish sacrifice of the Passover Lamb. A Wednesday Crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows for Christ to be in the tomb (“heart of the earth”). For three days and three nights as he told the Pharisees he would be (Matthew 12:40), rather than two nights and a day if he had died on a Friday. There is some basis in this idea in the Gospel of John, which has Jesus crucified on a Thursday evening (14 Nisan on the Hebrew calendar) instead of the Friday morning found in the Synoptic Gospels. ( More detailed calculations are found here

Can we pinpoint a day and year?

According to Ussher’s chronology, the basis for the Amazing Bible Timeline, Christ was born in 4 BC.  If his ministry began when he was “about 30” as Luke states rather than at exactly 30 he would have been 32 in 29 AD and died in 33 AD after his 3 year ministry. Paul mentions a moon of blood suggesting a lunar eclipse.  According to astronomers, such an event occurred on Friday 3 April 33 AD.

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