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Published: Thursday, April 21 2011 4:00 a.m. MDT

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Michigander
Westland, MI

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurred on a WEDNESDAY per Matt.12:40. A brief sequence of events is as follows:

Tuesday evening: The ordinances of Sacrament and Feet washing are introduced.
Wednesday 3pm until Thursday circa 5am: Christ in Paradise per Luke 23:43.
Thursday circa 5am until Sunday circa 5am: Christ in spirit prison preaching the gospel ("3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth").

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

To Michigander: Actually if you follow the Jewish faith you would know that their Sabbath is Saturday but that it starts at sundown Friday. Therefore, the happenings of Gethsemene began Thursday with the washing of the feet and the last supper. Christ then retired to the Garden of Gethsemene where he bled from every poor and took upon him the sins of the world. Judas then betrayed him with a kiss. He was probably nailed to the cross shortly before or after noon on Friday. Sometime between 2 and 3 of same day he purposely gave up the ghost and surrendered his soul to his Father.

Christ then was in paradise gathering his missionaries to take the gospel to spirit prison and through out paradise. He did this for three days. It was also during this time frame that the events of 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon was taking place. Christ then rose on the morning of Sunday shortly before sunrise as depicted by the angels awaiting at the tomb.

Christ entered the city of Jersulem on Sunday, commonly known as palm sunday during passover week. Thus the reason Easter falls on the same weekend as passover.

Michigander
Westland, MI

@ Bill in Nebraska:
ONLY Jesus Christ went and preached to the spirits in prison (1Pet.3:18:19 and John 5:25). No one else.
Your chronology is seriously flawed. Friday 3pm to Sunday 5am is only about 1.5 days. Both the KJV and the BOM (3Ne.8:23 & 3Ne.10:9) state 3 days, as well as Matt.12:40.

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