“On the third day…”

“On the third day…”

Some guys on the Boston-Online blog aggregator were discussing Easter and were a little lost on something.

Me: So, Christians celebrate the anniversary of the day he died as Good Friday, and the anniversary of when he rose from the dead is Easter.
My boy: Isn’t Sunday only two days after Friday?
Me: Yes.
My boy: But you said it took him three days to come back alive.
Me: You’re right, but no amount of questioning on my part ever got a straight answer out of my teachers at school.

They make it sound as if it’s just another one of those things that Christians chalk up to “mystery,” but is really “irrational” religion.

Here’s the scoop, and it’s so obvious I’m embarrassed to be pointing out to people who come to this blog and likely already know this:
“On the third day he rose from the dead…”
He died on Friday. Friday is the first day, Saturday is the second day, Sunday is the third day. Not a very difficult theological concept. More of a math/perception problem. But then again, critical thinking is obviously not a valued skill in society anymore,  I guess.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli