1. There were many people in the world when Jesus was here who did not believe Him to be the Son of God, as He claimed. What did some of these men require of Christ, that they might believe in Him?
“Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from Thee,” Matthew 12:38.
2. What was Christ’s answer?
“But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas,” verse 39.
3. What was the sign of the prophet Jonah, which Christ said would be the only sign that would be given that He was the Messiah?
“For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth,” verse 40.
4. Did Jesus fulfil this sign which He gave the world that He was the Christ?
NOTE: If the old theory was true, which came to us from the Catholic Church, that Good Friday was the crucifixion day of Christ and Easter Sunday the resurrection day, Christ did not fulfill the only sign He gave the world that He was the Christ. There are not three days and three nights between Friday and Sunday. This fact can be clearly seen by a very small amount of mathematical calculation.
The facts in the case are, however, that the crucifixion and resurrection, according to the Scriptures did not occur upon these two days. The world, in this enlightened age, is rapidly accepting this new light.