[quote=Cubby]The following questions came up during recent conversations with an Independent Baptist friend;
Jesus was in the ground for 3 days and 3 nights and rose from the dead on Sunday. Why do most Christians recognize Friday as the day of Jesus’ death? Shouldn’t everyone, (like her church), teach that He died on a Wednesday?
because friday was the day He was crucified on. the scriptures said that the next day was the sabbath (saturday) which is the whole reason the women were coming back on sunday (they were going to finish some of the burial rites which could not be completed because of the sabbath). so, to deny friday as the day Jesus was crucified is to deny the scriptures as being the word of God (and i’ve never met an independent baptist who would do that). Jesus died on friday and was in the grave before sundown (1 day), all day saturday (2 days), and sunday morning (3rd day He rose again). 3 days.
[quote=Cubby]Also, she claims that Independent Baptists have been around since the time of Christ and aren’t Protestant because they were never Catholic. Is there any truth to this?
no truth to it at all. everyone was a part of the “one” (katholikos) church or “The Way” as the first century Christians also called it. yes, it was made up of many different gatherings in different cities, but they were all in communion with one another and the were the “one, holy catholic and apostolic church”. independent baptists are protesting the catholic church still and thus, they are protestants. your friend is sadly mistaken and probably is just repeating what she heard from her pastor who, is himself, just repeating what he was taught. anyone who has ever researched this at all would know this stance is very incorrect.