Great Sermon! Dr. Cairns is correct in what he says here, however, he fails to apply this to the false teaching that Christ was crucified on Friday. You can not have a three days and three nights in the grave with a Friday crucifixion and a Sunday morning resurrection.
I believe Christ was crucified on Wednesday, put in the grave that evening and then was resurrected after 6pm on Saturday. That will fulfill the prophecy given by Christ. Remember, when the women came to the tomb on Sunday morning, they found it empty. My thoughts.
Florin Motiu (1/3/2010)
from Oradea, Romania
Real death. Jesus had to be in the grave for 3 days to prove that there was a real death and a real resurrection and to fulfill the OT prophecy.
Dr. Alan Cairns served for 25 years as pastor of Faith Free Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC, before retiring and being named Pastor Emeritus in 2007. Prior to coming to the United States, he pastored Free Presbyterian churches in Dunmurry and Ballymoney, in Co. Antrim, Northern...