Thursday, 24 April 2014

Catholic twisting of scriptures

In Mathew 12:38-42 Jesus says this-12:38- Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 
12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seek after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 
12:40 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. 
12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 
12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” (Matthew 12:38-42)…these are words of Jesus in gospel of Mathew and if it is true Jesus should be died for 3 days and 3 nights(72 hours). 

But catholic church has twisted all this saying he died on a Friday and rose on a Sunday morning,which makes 42 hours at the most. 

Besides this,in Mathew 26:17 and certain other scriptures they omitted the word “before”. Mathew 26:17 now reads “Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”. But when “before” is added as in the original manuscripts it should have read like this-Now before the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 

In Leviticus 23 it’s clearly written that passover day comes before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread. 

In Luke23:54-56 it says- 54 It was the preparation day and sabbath was about to begin.55 The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid; 56 then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. 
Note that preparation day always comes before a high sabbath day particularly first day of week of unleavened bread.Normal sabbath days do not have preparation day. 


In Gospel of John 19:31 it says- Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Here “high sabbath” means 1st day of feast of unleavened bread.So from this verse it’s clear that Jesus was crucified on the passover day which is also the preparation day before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread. 
So the women with Jesus had to rest on “high”sabbath day. 

Also scriptures tells us they had to rest on another “normal” sabbath day.(Mark 16:1). After that sabbath day on the first day of the week which is also the day of 1st fruits,the women came to the tomb saw it was open and witnessed resurrected Jesus(Mark 16:2-9 & other gospels) .This day symbolizes the coming great harvest on Pentecost which comes 50 days after and on this day resurrected Jesus appeared to women and his disciples.50 days after that on Pentecost day(alias harvest day) 120 disciples were assembled on the upper room and holy spirit came on them and thus the church was given birth and also the start of the great harvest. 


So from all this it’s clear that Jesus was crucified on passover day(wednesday-9th hour that is 3PM-because Jewish calendar calculated day from 6PM onwards for 12 hours till 6AM ,and 12 hours from 6AM to 6PM make the 24 hour day,that is from 6PM on one day till 6PM on the next day was considered the full 24 hour day by Jews.The creation account also confirms this in Genesis 1:5,8,13,19,23,31 where evening comes before morning to form a full day) rose from the dead 72 hours later.That is on normal sabbath day(Saturday) 9th hour(3PM),and appeared to his followers on the following day morning-which was the day of 1st fruits. 

Also its clear that catholic church omitted the ‘before ‘ from the scripture Mathew 26:17 which now reads “Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” ,when it actually read in the original manuscript like this-when “before” is added as in the original manuscripts it should have read like this-Now before the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 
In Leviticus 23 it’s clearly written that passover day comes before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread. 
Why did catholic ‘church’ do this?To make it in conformity with ancient pagan festival of Ishtar(modern Easter) so the majority pagans of roman empire can be converted easily to ‘Christianity’ without any conversion.

1 comment:

  1. You stated the following:

    "But catholic church has twisted all this saying he died on a Friday and rose on a Sunday morning,which makes 42 hours at the most. "

    I'm not sure why the Catholic Church has singled out on this matter when most of Christendom follows this (which would make sense because Protestantism arose from Catholicism historically).

    "Besides this,in Mathew 26:17 and certain other scriptures they omitted the word “before”. Mathew 26:17 now reads “Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”. But when “before” is added as in the original manuscripts it should have read like this-Now before the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” "

    Usually when I see discrepancies like this, I think it's always best to go back to the original texts in the Hebrew or the Greek to see what they actually say.

    From the Bible Hub Website (The verse in Interlinear Greek-English w/ Strong's Concordance References):

    Mt 26:17: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/matthew/26-17.htm

    Lk 23:54: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/23-54.htm

    Lk 23:55: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/23-55.htm

    Lk 23:56: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/23-56.htm

    Jn 19:31: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/19-31.htm

    Mk 16:1 (NOTE: To see the rest of the verses in the Interlinear Greek-English, just click on the arrows to the left/right of the verse title):

    http://biblehub.com/interlinear/mark/16-1.htm

    You stated the following: "Why did catholic ‘church’ do this? To make it in conformity with ancient pagan festival of Ishtar(modern Easter) so the majority pagans of roman empire can be converted easily to ‘Christianity’ without any conversion."

    I honestly don't believe it had anything to do with paganism, & without any evidence, this unsubstantiated statement is being promoted as truth. I don't think this assumption is correct & needs historical review & correction.

    Please have a look at the following article:

    "Was Jesus Crucified on Friday? Was Easter on Sunday? Was Jesus in the tomb literally 72 hours?"
    http://catholicbridge.com/catholic/was_jesus_crucified_on_friday.php

    "Crucifixion Wednesday?"
    https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/crucifixion-wednesday

    I would strongly recommend that you read "The Didache". It would dispel any ideas of Protestantism having been the early church. In fact I would argue that apart from perhaps the Anglican Church, other Protestant denominations do not look like the early church in practice or appearance.

    The Didache Online:

    http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/didache-roberts.html

    Peace.

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