Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Saturday

If you are one of those people who think the Gospel of Matthew is historical, you will realise that Easter Saturday is when the tomb of Jesus was first guarded.

Matthew 27
The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63"Sir," they said, "we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again.' 64So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first."

65"Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how." 66So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

According to the Bible, those idiots left the tomb unguarded for a whole night, a night when nobody would have been around to see any tomb raiders.

What was the point of people guarding a tomb after they had left it unguarded?

But, of course, the story of the guard only appears in the Gospel of Matthew.

All the other Gospels assume that people could get to the body of Jesus.


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