What's Good about Good Friday?

What's Good about Good Friday?

Joined: July 13th, 2009, 1:50 pm

April 2nd, 2010, 1:02 pm #1


Matt 27:41-44
41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking {Him,} and saying,
42 "He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we shall believe in Him.
43 "He trusts in God; let Him deliver {Him} now, if He takes pleasure in Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
44 And the robbers also who had been crucified with Him were casting the same insult at Him. (NAS)

When faced with an ugly, unrelenting problem, we often cry, "I need a miracle!" A miracle may come, but if it doesn't, does that mean God's goodness isn't at work?

Let me ask another question: Why is Good Friday, the day Jesus hung on a cross, called "good"? If ever a miracle seemed appropriate, it was then. Even the mockers demanded, "If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him" (Mt. 27:42). But Jesus didn't come down. Author Philip Yancey describes it as "a time of No Miracle."

Jesus certainly wasn't deserving of crucifixion. But God, in keeping with His loving purposes, used the evil that Jesus had to endure to accomplish the good that we so desperately needed--to be "reconciled to God through the death of His Son" (Rom. 5:10). That's why that awful day can be called "good."

Are you feeling that a miracle is your only hope of seeing God's goodness at work? Consider what Christ accomplishednot in spite of His sufferings but because of them. Also ponder Good Friday, Christ's day of "No Miracle." One day you'll be able to look back on the dark times in your life and honestly call them "good." Joanie Yoder

Who would YOU have been standing with, had you been physically present that GOOD day?





Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal

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April 2nd, 2010, 1:15 pm #2


the crucifixion never took place on a Friday. JB
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April 2nd, 2010, 1:29 pm #3

Matt 27:41-44
41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking {Him,} and saying,
42 "He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we shall believe in Him.
43 "He trusts in God; let Him deliver {Him} now, if He takes pleasure in Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
44 And the robbers also who had been crucified with Him were casting the same insult at Him. (NAS)

When faced with an ugly, unrelenting problem, we often cry, "I need a miracle!" A miracle may come, but if it doesn't, does that mean God's goodness isn't at work?

Let me ask another question: Why is Good Friday, the day Jesus hung on a cross, called "good"? If ever a miracle seemed appropriate, it was then. Even the mockers demanded, "If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him" (Mt. 27:42). But Jesus didn't come down. Author Philip Yancey describes it as "a time of No Miracle."

Jesus certainly wasn't deserving of crucifixion. But God, in keeping with His loving purposes, used the evil that Jesus had to endure to accomplish the good that we so desperately needed--to be "reconciled to God through the death of His Son" (Rom. 5:10). That's why that awful day can be called "good."

Are you feeling that a miracle is your only hope of seeing God's goodness at work? Consider what Christ accomplishednot in spite of His sufferings but because of them. Also ponder Good Friday, Christ's day of "No Miracle." One day you'll be able to look back on the dark times in your life and honestly call them "good." Joanie Yoder

Who would YOU have been standing with, had you been physically present that GOOD day?





Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal
The "Goodness" of Friday...
Is dependant upon...
-- The outcome of Sunday.

You see...
Today, Jesus goes into his cave.
And...
On Sunday, when he comes OUT of the Cave...
If he sees his shadow...
We get Six Weeks of Chocolate...!

And that's a Good Thing...!

-PRev1-

President Barrack Hussein Obama

-- Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 --
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
-- George Orwell, "1984" --
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April 2nd, 2010, 1:36 pm #4

So would billions of other stupid people like you.

Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal

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April 2nd, 2010, 1:47 pm #5

There are no "murderers"...
If no one was killed, Nucc.

Jesus Survived the Ordeal of the Cross.
With a little help from his friends...
-- Joseph of Arimathea..
-- Nicodemus...
-- Saint Longinus, the Centurion...
And...
-- The Essene Physicians.

-PRev1-


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-- Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 --
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
-- George Orwell, "1984" --
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April 2nd, 2010, 2:00 pm #6

So Longinus was there was he rev? You got anything better than a 8th century guess? How about a 1st century Jewish historian or history book?

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April 2nd, 2010, 5:16 pm #7

Matt 27:41-44
41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking {Him,} and saying,
42 "He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we shall believe in Him.
43 "He trusts in God; let Him deliver {Him} now, if He takes pleasure in Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
44 And the robbers also who had been crucified with Him were casting the same insult at Him. (NAS)

When faced with an ugly, unrelenting problem, we often cry, "I need a miracle!" A miracle may come, but if it doesn't, does that mean God's goodness isn't at work?

Let me ask another question: Why is Good Friday, the day Jesus hung on a cross, called "good"? If ever a miracle seemed appropriate, it was then. Even the mockers demanded, "If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him" (Mt. 27:42). But Jesus didn't come down. Author Philip Yancey describes it as "a time of No Miracle."

Jesus certainly wasn't deserving of crucifixion. But God, in keeping with His loving purposes, used the evil that Jesus had to endure to accomplish the good that we so desperately needed--to be "reconciled to God through the death of His Son" (Rom. 5:10). That's why that awful day can be called "good."

Are you feeling that a miracle is your only hope of seeing God's goodness at work? Consider what Christ accomplishednot in spite of His sufferings but because of them. Also ponder Good Friday, Christ's day of "No Miracle." One day you'll be able to look back on the dark times in your life and honestly call them "good." Joanie Yoder

Who would YOU have been standing with, had you been physically present that GOOD day?





Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal
Well, for one thing we have learned that Friday afternoon till Sunday morning is 3 days. Quite useful, no?



The most sure way to establish truth
is by facts, and facts are determined
by the properties that define them.
Weird concept huh?


People are intrinsically intelligent.

When people are put together, they could become a herd.
When people turn a herd, they could become sheeple.
When people turn sheeple, they could become dumb animals.
When people turn dumb animals, they become treated as such.


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April 2nd, 2010, 5:48 pm #8

Are you assuming that each of the three days HAS TO BE a LITERAL 24 hour period or is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday three days?

In Old Testament the expression one day and one night was an idiom used often by the Jews for a day, even when it was applied to only a part of a day. The Jewish reference to this period as three days and three nights is strictly in accordance with the Jewish mode of reckoning. Evening and morning, or night and day, is the Hebrew phrase for a natural day. It was a maxim among the Jews in computing time, that a part of a day was to be received or computed as the whole.

Christ was dead at three oclock on Friday, they had before six oclock, three hours to bury Him. After going through the red tape with the Romans it took less than an hour. The Jewish reckoning of time is found in the Jewish Talmud and the Babylonian Jerusalem Talmud (the commentaries of the Jews), said any part, an onan, any part of the day is considered a full day. On Friday before six o'clock by Jewish reckoning, any minute was considered one day and one night. From Friday night at six o'clock to Saturday at six o'clock, was another day and another night. From Saturday night to Sunday was a third day. Thus, Jesus was in the grave part of Friday (a whole natural day), through all of Saturday (the second day), and from Saturday at sunset a part of Sunday (the third day). Thus, it is likely that the part of the day (Friday) on which Jesus was crucified, the entire day He was in the grave (Saturday), and the part of the day on which He rose again (Sunday), estimated as entire days. The concept of three days would be an idiom, not necessarily meaning 3 full 24- hour periods.

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Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal

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April 2nd, 2010, 6:21 pm #9

So Longinus was there was he rev? You got anything better than a 8th century guess? How about a 1st century Jewish historian or history book?

Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal
You don't like the name "Longinus"...?
Fine...
You get to Play the Brand New Easter Game...
-- NAME The CENTURION...!

Okay...
It's Your Turn...
What are YOU going to...
-- NAME The CENTURION...?

Chuck...?
Karl...?
Heinz...?

Oh... So MANY Names to Choose From...
But...
-- You ONLY Get to Pick... ONE...!

And then...
Christians EVERYWHERE...
Will be Stuck with it... FOR-Ever...!

So...
What's it going to be, Nucc...?
It's Alllll up to you now...
Sooooooo...
Go ahead and...
-- NAME The CENTURION...!

(Oh, I can hardly WAIT to hear the Centurion's New Name!)

And...
After you've made your pick, Nucc...
-- You get to Notify the Vatican...!
(Good-Golly this Game is Soooo Much FUN...!)

-PRev1-

President Barrack Hussein Obama

-- Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 --
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
-- George Orwell, "1984" --
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JVH
Joined: July 20th, 2009, 1:33 pm

April 2nd, 2010, 6:27 pm #10

Are you assuming that each of the three days HAS TO BE a LITERAL 24 hour period or is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday three days?

In Old Testament the expression one day and one night was an idiom used often by the Jews for a day, even when it was applied to only a part of a day. The Jewish reference to this period as three days and three nights is strictly in accordance with the Jewish mode of reckoning. Evening and morning, or night and day, is the Hebrew phrase for a natural day. It was a maxim among the Jews in computing time, that a part of a day was to be received or computed as the whole.

Christ was dead at three oclock on Friday, they had before six oclock, three hours to bury Him. After going through the red tape with the Romans it took less than an hour. The Jewish reckoning of time is found in the Jewish Talmud and the Babylonian Jerusalem Talmud (the commentaries of the Jews), said any part, an onan, any part of the day is considered a full day. On Friday before six o'clock by Jewish reckoning, any minute was considered one day and one night. From Friday night at six o'clock to Saturday at six o'clock, was another day and another night. From Saturday night to Sunday was a third day. Thus, Jesus was in the grave part of Friday (a whole natural day), through all of Saturday (the second day), and from Saturday at sunset a part of Sunday (the third day). Thus, it is likely that the part of the day (Friday) on which Jesus was crucified, the entire day He was in the grave (Saturday), and the part of the day on which He rose again (Sunday), estimated as entire days. The concept of three days would be an idiom, not necessarily meaning 3 full 24- hour periods.

(Let Us Reason Ministeries)





Unless we LOVE the truth, we cannot know it ~~ Pascal
"Let Us Reason Ministeries"




an argument is disagreement or method of reasoning
wherein logic evaluates the quality of ratiocination
applied within in a series of statements, preferably
shown true, meant to establish a definite proposition


People are intrinsically intelligent.

When people are put together, they could become a herd.
When people turn a herd, they could become sheeple.
When people turn sheeple, they could become dumb animals.
When people turn dumb animals, they become treated as such.


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