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The Chosen

If you have not yet seen this new video series on the life of Jesus Christ, I DO NOT recommend it. It is available on various platforms including YouTube. It is in the second season now.

See also https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen/

It is very engaging though it fills in details of the biblical events which are not described in the Bible. At first I thought that it was reasonable within our understanding of the life people lived then. But NOW I realise that it is DANGEROUS. It portrays Jesus Christ in an unbiblical way. Actually it is a heresy.

The director has formed a group to supervise the script writing and includes Roman Catholics. But we know that the Catholic church believes in works for salvation. They say you must be a Catholic to be saved, whereas Jesus has taught us that salvation is only through His shed blood on the cross. And that is only by grace, not anything we can do. Ephesians 2:8,9.

Recently I heard also that the series is filmed at some Mormon facility. And the director is the son of one of the writers of the “Left Behind” heresy. So if this is true, what follows can’t be true to the Word.

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What day of the week was Jesus’ crucifixion?

I have heard it said many times that Jesus could not have been crucified on a Friday particularly if He was resurrected on the following Sunday. The following scripture is often quoted in support of this claim.

Matthew 12:40 (KJV) 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.

The logic is that if we count three full 24 hour day/night cycles, and given that He rose on a Sunday morning, He would have to have had died on the Thursday morning prior. Remember the Jewish counting of a 24-hour day starts at sundown and ends at the following sundown. That means that a Friday (the Preparation Day for the weekly Sabbath) starts at sundown Thursday and ends at sundown Friday when the Sabbath begins.