Does Christ die on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday?”

ANSWER: Wednesday


Christ knew the story of Jonah to be 100% historical and fact.

These were three full days and three full nights!

“But he (Jesus) answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 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 12:39-40)


The THREE FULL DAYS are Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The THREE FULL NIGHTS are Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday night.

Christ goes to the cross on Wednesday and dies in the afternoon and his body is taken off the cross before 6pm.

Darkness reigned for 3 hours from midday to 3pm on the Wednesday (6th – 9th hour)

Christ rose just after 6pm on Saturday night when the Jewish Sabbath finished.

Christ rose on the Sundaythe 8th day of the week, that is, just after 6pm on Saturday.

The fulfillment of the law was accomplished on the completion of the 7th day, the Sabbath, with Christ saying “…It is finished…” (Jn 19:30) . “I have fulfilled the law and it is finished. My life on earth as the Son of man is finished. I have fulfilled the task my Father gave me!”

Good Friday is just a false story made up by the Roman Catholics who read in their Bibles that the following day was a Saturday. They saw the word “Sabbath” and wrongly assumed that Christ died on Friday. As one wag said “I reckon the superstition of not eating meat on Fridays was started by a fishmonger in Rome, looking to sell more fish!”

Rome is ignorant of the fact that:

1. The following day after Wednesday, was a special Sabbath.

2. Certain days of the Jewish week were called special Sabbaths.

3. Furthermore, the Wednesday was the day of the Jewish Passover when all over Jerusalem, lambs were being sacrificed in the afternoon at their Passover.

God saw that it was absolutely fitting, for the Jew, and the Christian, that “…Christ our passover …” (1Cor 5:7) was also being sacrificed around 3pm on that day. Lambs all over Israel were also being sacrificed at that time on Wednesday afternoon.


No! Chalk and cheese! God’s wrath, although passing over Israel (Ex 12:13), they only had their sins covered (Rom 4:7). God’s wrath not only passes over the Christian (Rom 5:9; 1Thess 5:9), but God has washed away his sins with the blood of the Lamb (Rev 1:5; Rom 8:2). For the Jew it was temporary salvation. For the Christian it is eternal security.


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Harley Hitchcock




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