Tradition teaches Jesus Christ died on good Friday evening and got up on easter Sunday morning. Not sure why the murder of Jesus Christ would be described as good, but there you go. Is tradition correct? The Bible is explicitly clear on how long Jesus Christ was dead.
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.
When the bible mentions a day or a night, it could be referring to parts of a day. However, when the bible states a day and a night, it is referring to a 24 hour period of time. Three days and three nights means 72 hours. Friday evening to Sunday morning is one day and two nights. Even going with traditional logic that this is referring to part days, you can still only squeeze 3 days and 2 nights out of it. The traditions of men are not to be trusted.
The Bible makes clear that Jesus was already raised from the dead when the two Mary’s went to his sepulchre.
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
The Judean sabbath was Saturday. It was the Vatican which changed the sabbath from Saturday to Sunday at the Council of Laodicea, in AD 336. Let’s forget about their religious horseshit and hold in mind that the sabbath was Saturday. The Judean days were timed differently to ours as well, their days didn’t run from midnight to midnight but from sunset to sunset. Sunset marked the new day.
So, before sunset on Saturday, as Sunday approached, which was the first day of their week, the two Marys went to visit the grave and Jesus Christ was already up. Jesus Christ was raised from the dead sometime before sunset on Saturday. That is what the bible teaches. Three days and three nights earlier, on Wednesday sometime before sunset, Jesus Christ was buried. He died on Wednesday, was buried sometime before sunset and was raised from the dead three days and three nights later sometime before sunset on Saturday when the first day of their new week began.
Fuck good friday, fuck easter sunday, fuck easter bunnies, fuck eggs, and fuck religious horseshit. The importance of this time of year is not the traditions of men, it is the truth that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead.