Sunday, April 29, 2012

Australia Trip Presentation

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: paul gage On Sunday, May 6, 2012, at 6 p.m., at Waldo Branch there will be a presentation of the recent trip to Australia made by Vernon Darling and Paul Gage. All are invited. Thanks and God bless Paul Gage

Saturday, April 28, 2012

DNS Changer Check-Up

Not a Joke Please don't ignore this information about infected computers. To All: To find out if you're infected, visit the DNS Changer Check-Up site, which checks the DNS resolution of your PC without installing any additional software. No scan is involved, if it shows green you are ok. If not go to bottom of article and click on the repair tool. FBI Steps Up 'Internet Doomsday' Awareness Malware Campaign FBI and Internet DoomsdayPC users infected with a strain of malware called DNS Changer will face their own personal Internet doomsday in July unless they disinfect their computers, the FBI warns. Users have until July 9 to rid themselves of the DNS Changer malware, which can infect Windows PCs and Macs alike. After that, the FBI will throw a switch that prevents infected computers from accessing the Internet. It's not as Big Brother as it sounds. DNS Changer is a Trojan that surfaced in 2007 and infected millions of machines. The malware would redirect computers to hacker-created Websites, where cyber-criminals sold at least $14 million in advertisements. DNS Changer also prevented computers from updating or using anti-virus software, leaving them vulnerable to even more malicious software. Last November, in one of the biggest cybersecurity takedowns ever, the FBI arrested six Estonian nationals that allegedly ran the clickjacking fraud, and seized the rogue DNS servers where infected users were being redirected. The FBI has put up surrogate servers in place of the malicious ones, but only temporarily. Now, the FBI wants to shut down those servers. Doing so would prevent infected PCs from reaching the Web, because they'll be trying to redirect through servers that no longer exist. Although the Feds aren't shutting down the Internet, they will be severing the link on which infected users have relied. The FBI originally planned to shut down the malicious servers in March, but last month a federal judge ordered an extension to July to give users, businesses and governments more time to deal with DNS Changer. As of February, half of all Fortune 500 companies owned computers infected with DNS Changer, according security firm Tacoma. The DNS Changer Working Group estimates that more than 350,000 devices are still infected. If users don't rid themselves of DNS Changer before the July 9 server shut down, they'll have to load anti-virus software on their computers by disc or USB drive. That could be a major headache for users who don't have access to a second PC for downloading anti-virus software. To find out if you're infected, visit the DNS Changer Check-Up site, which checks the DNS resolution of your PC without installing any additional software. For infected users, the DNS Changer Working Group has a list of anti-virus software that can fix the problem, and Avira offers a repair tool specifically for DNS Changer. To find out if you're infected, visit the DNS Changer Check-Up site, which checks the DNS resolution of your PC without installing any additional software. For infected users, the DNS Changer Working Group has a list of anti-virus software that can fix the problem, and Avira offers a repair tool specifically for DNS Changer.

Friday, April 27, 2012

7 Passenger Van 4 Sale for Kenya Student Fund

A 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 7-Passenger Van has been donated to ARM for the Kenya Higher Education Fund. All proceeds from the sale will go toward church students' tuition in Kenya and surrounding regions. See a detailed description and photos below. The van is ready to drive and in excellent shape and everything works. Asking $2500. ($1500 less than blue book value.) The van is being made available first to the saints for one week until Friday, May the 4th. After that time it will be posted for sale to the general public. ***Will you please print and post this email in your home branch this Sunday, the 29th?*** Contact Vi or Curtis Hallier with any questions or to arrange to view/test drive this vehicle: Vi: 816.625.3888 360.775.5704 Curtis: 913.375.5244 Description: Kelly Blue Book lists a private-party sale price for this van in very good condition at $4,000. 146,000 Miles, everything works, ready to drive. V8, 5.9 liter A/C 12/17 city/highway MPG Towing Package Cruise Control Power windows, locks, mirrors. Keyless remote entry. Dual power seats and rear sofa. 7-passenger captain's chair configuration. Chrome wheels. Privacy tinted glass. Tires still have a lot of tread. Conversion kit includes: plasma tv with remote, equipped with dvd player, premium sound system, bonus rear radio/cd player with headphone jacks. Fabric headliner, deep pile carpet and leather seats are all in excellent condition. Windows include operational privacy blinds and are wrapped in walnut trim. Large rear window slides open to screen for airflow. Rear sofa folds out to queen size bed.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


CENTER PLACE RESTORATION SCHOOL - 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Interested in seeing how things have changed in the CPRS facility since you were a student here? The rooms will be open from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. for self-guided BUILDING TOURS. Check out your favorite classrooms, see how different the Sorensen Room and library look, and walk the hallways once again. Come join your friends and former classmates for an evening of food, fun, and getting reacquainted at our ALUMNI COOKOUT from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Sorensen Room and east parking lot. The cost is $3 for a hot dog basket, and $4 for a hamburger basket, both of which include chips, cookie, and beverage. There will be special remembrances during the evening, including an outdoor video presentation of photos throughout the years. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets along! We invite alumni and their families, current students and their families, past and present faculty, staff, and volunteers to join us on Friday evening. SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Our full day of activities for Saturday begins with a PRAYER SERVICE from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. in the school auditorium. All are invited to attend and prayerfully support and uplift CPRS and our families. A FAMILY CARNIVAL will be held in the school gym from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. With a wide variety of games and activities for all ages, it will be a great time for families and fun-loving individuals. Weather permitting, both indoor and outdoor events will be included. You’ll find lots of all-time favorite games, such as Ring Toss, Go Fish, Football Toss, Balloon Darts, Dunk Tank, Obstacle Course, and many others. Game tokens may be purchased at the door at a cost of 4 for $1, with most activities requiring 1-3 tokens. Prize tickets will be awarded at many booths, and may be redeemed at our prize station when you’re ready to leave. But before you go, don’t forget to visit the concession stand. We’ll have some delicious food available all day, from beverages and light snacks to full meals! Our final event for the day will be a CONCERT from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. A dozen individuals and groups from the Restoration movement will be sharing their vocal and instrumental talents with us. SUNDAY, APRIL 29 To close out our weekend celebration, join us for Sunday morning services. The rooms will once again be open for BUILDING TOURS from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. MEDITATION MUSIC will be played to set the tone in the auditorium from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m., followed by a SONG SERVICE from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Our MORNING SERVICE begins at 10:30 a.m., with Priest Daniel Nixon offering the message of the hour and the alumni choir bringing special music. (For those alumni who would like to be part of the choir, meet in the Music Room – MZ1 – at 9:00 a.m. for practice.) Please mark your calendar and join us this weekend as we celebrate 20 years of Center Place Restoration School with our supporters. Limited parking will be available at the school, with additional parking at Bryant Elementary (College Street & River Boulevard) and College Park Community of Christ (College Street just west of River Boulevard – across the street from the church only).

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stem Cell Research Lecture

Dr. John Morris Stem Cell Lecture

At New Jerusalem Restoration Branch on Saturday, May 19, 6-7:30 pm

He will be sharing info on bioethics, adult stem cell advances vs embryonic stem cell advances, ect.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fundraising for Zachary Harrell

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Laura Clute

Please see information for fundraising events for Zachary Harrell. Donations and continued prayers for Zachary are greatly appreciated! See Zach's story below about his struggles with epilepsy and how to send in donations.

From: Laura Clute

Saturday, May 5, 9:00am Waterfall Park at Bass Pro in Independence (1.5 miles)
See registration form attached to sign up and get a free t-shirt!


Zach's Story

The morning of August 6, 2011 started out to be a typical Saturday morning. My son, Zachary, was watching T.V. when without warning he had his first grand mal seizure. It lasted 8 minutes. 4 days later he had another. Doctors confirmed that my son has Epilepsy. He continues to have grand malseizures without any warning or signs. They have become increasingly worse. Not only has he fallen and hit his head several times, but we’ve had to call 911 and have him taken by ambulance to the hospital due to low vital signs and the length of time it takes him to regain consciousness.

Zachary would have been a freshman in high school this year. However, due to the severity and frequency of his seizures, he has been unable to attend school even one day. Before epilepsy he was very active in sports–including achieving his 2nd degree black belt and was a member of the track/ cross country team. He loved water skiing, tubing, fishing and swimming,He is no longer able to participate in any of these things due to the dangers. He has to be watched at all times and cannot even sleep alone. His EEG revealed there is seizure activity all over his entire brain. We obtained a second opinion from the Mayo clinic which also confirmed that his epilepsy is markedly abnormal with no indication of what sparks the seizures. Life as he knew it has come to a screeching halt.

Zach lives every day not knowing when he is going to collapse into a grand mal seizure. He convulses violently, bites his tongue and loses control of his body functions. We can do nothing except call 911, protect his head and pray. Watching your child convulse out of control knowing there is nothing you can do is one of the most frightening thing that I have ever experienced.

Like any parent I am desperate for answers. Why is this happening to Zachary? Where do I turn for help? There are no support groups. We have several neurologists and still no answers. Zachary is becoming depressed and more scared. He has tried numerous drugs over the last 8 months but the seizures continue – not only the grand mal seizures but he is also having mini seizures while he sleeps. The drugs make him tired, depressed andirritable. With every seizure, the doctor’s answer is to add more medicine – all of which have extreme side effects. We’ve been told these seizures can be fatal.

I refuse to give up! We have to do whatever it takes to improve his quality of life and stop these seizures. We are seeking alternative therapy for our son outside of the United States. This procedure is costly! We must raise $30,000 in the next 4 weeks to cover the cost of the procedure and travel. No amount is too small! Thank you so much for your donation.

Donations can be made out to: Charity for Zachary Harrell

Greg and Kathy Harrell
520 NE Agate Drive
Lee's Summit, MO 64064

CofC Negotiates with LDS to sell History Land

Members and friends of Ames Community of Christ –

I received the following email by way of the Mission Center Offices, and I am passing it on to you.


Dear Colleagues and Friends:

From the earliest days of our faith movement, members and jurisdictions contributed and acquired land to bless the future mission of the church. These purposes are serving the church even today. To continue our support in moving Christ’s mission forward throughout the world, we have decided to sell some undeveloped properties associated with church history and farmlands.

This sale will also allow us to provide long-term support for our primary historic sites—including Kirtland, Nauvoo, Liberty Hall, and Plano—while freeing funds to support Mission Initiatives. We remain fully committed to pursuing Christ’s mission in the world and will continue to honor our heritage and learn from our sacred journey with God.

Community of Christ was originally approached by the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation, about purchasing property more than a year ago. As relationships have developed between leaders in Community of Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), we reached an agreement that will lead to care and development of some properties associated with church history that are important to the entire Restoration movement. It will also benefit the mission of Community of Christ.

Sites being purchased by subsidiaries of the LDS Church from Community of Christ are Haun’s Mill and the Far West Burying Ground in Caldwell County, Missouri; the Joseph Smith Sr. home and William Smith lot, including the non-historic home on the lot in Kirtland, Ohio; and 6,000 acres of farmland in northern Jackson County, Missouri. This sale will not impact the Harmony Development of 4,000 acres owned by Community of Christ in eastern Jackson County, Missouri.

Ongoing preservation is our paramount concern for Haun’s Mill, the Far West Burying Ground, and the Smith Sr. home in particular. These sites are undeveloped and Community of Christ had no plans for development. Farm operations will continue on the acreage in Jackson County for the foreseeable future along with care and maintenance of Haun’s Mill, the Far West Burying Ground, and the Smith Sr. home.

Thank you for your valued ministry and service as together we pursue Christ’s mission in the world.

Steve Veazey Steve Jones
President of the Church Presiding Bishop

Thursday, April 19, 2012

RWC Reminder of Saturday Retreat

From: Nancy Huffman

Dear Sisters,

The Restoration Women's Council would like to remind you of the Spring Luncheon this weekend, Saturday, April 21 at Hill Cumorah Branch in Independence. It is on Phelps Road, one block north of 40 Highway. That is just south of I-70 Highway, just east of Noland Road

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Come worship with us with special prayers and music at 9:00am

There are two classes in the morning taught by Suzanne Bendorf and Mary Prater.

Please pray and prepare for these classes and remember the teachers as they prepare to share the themes, "Fight the good fight, endure to the end and never give up" and "Know your purpose and be prepared unto every good work."

The pastor for the retreat is Elder Bob Schrunk who will share some thoughts with us.

Lunch will be provided by the Hill Cumorah Women's department.

The afternoon session will be taught by Pat Chadwick, sharing her class on Prophecy, for any of you who missed it at the Fall Retreat or would like to hear it again. It will be taped.

Again, it is so important that we gather together to worship and fellowship and we hope you will be there. As you pray and prepare, ask the Lord who you should invite or encourage to bring with you.

An important date change is for the Women's Leaders Luncheon. It has been changed to August 25th. Please mark your calendar, or pass this on to your women's leader.

May God bless you,
Restoration Women's Council

Car Needed

We are in the market for a gently used decent car for our daughter in college. It needs to be reliable, get good gas mileage but big enough to fit a cello. If you have one for sale, or know of one for a good price, could you e-mail me at Thank you so much!

Becky Stayton

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Looking for ZRF webmaster

Last month Zarahemla Research Foundation merged with Quetzal Archaeology Center. Orders for any ZRF materials can be sent to Quetzal at PO Box 266, Oak Grove MO 64075.

The ZRF PO Box has been closed and orders are forwarded to us, but checks made out to ZRF have to be returned and reissued to Quetzal.

The ZRF website -- -- has out-of date ordering information. We need to update this but don't know who the person is who set up the website. If anyone knows, they can call or email me: or 816-690-7507. Thanks!

Shirley Heater

John Deer Rototiller - For Sale

Recently repaired John Deer Rototiller was not claimed.

Used very little

Very good condition


Electric Start

$400.00 OBO

Call Ralph at: 816-461-7573

Multi-Family Garage Sale in Eastern Independence

John Roberts

18413 E Salisbury Rd

(At intersection of 291 Hwy and Salisbury Road go east on Salisbury Road for about 1 mile. House is on a corner lot on south side of road.)

Wednesday, April 18th - Saturday, April 21st
Daily 8:00am to 5:00pm

lots of kids clothes (boys and girls), junior girls clothes (sizes xs - medium), some teen boy clothes (smaller sizes), shoes, toys, bikes, books (lots of Christian fiction), furniture, small amount of home school material, lots of Christian VHS tapes (good condition), misc. household, etc....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pancake Breakfast - May 5

From: Brianne Specker

When: Saturday, May 5, 2012
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Missionary Restoration Branch
3145 N Elsea Smith Road
Buckner MO 64016

What: All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, and sausage

Why: Brianne Specker and Jake Mundy are raising money for the Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk this June. The past two years, Team Breezy has raised over $15,000. Since last year, Jake has been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease as well, so their new name is Team Sibling Rivalry! They are also the “Honored Heroes” of this year’s walk. Please come and support them, and help them to be the top fundraisers in the Kansas City area for the 3rd year in a row!

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, please send checks (made out to CCFA) to:

Brianne Specker
504 Broadway
Grain Valley, MO 64029
(816) 651-3963

Donations can also be made online at:

Just search walkers for Brianne Specker or Jake Mundy. Thank you very much!

HUGE Multi-Family garage sale!!

Mike Palmer

HUGE Multi-Family garage sale!!

19302 E Holke Road
Independence, MO 64057
Across from BVAC just East of MO Highway 291 and 23rd Street

Wednesday 18th 7 AM-4 PM
and Saturday 21st 8 AM-4 PM

Large cedar cabinet, kids clothing, new and gently used homeschool supplies, furniture, many new household items still in packages, blankets, toys, games, kitchen items, home decorating, lawn mower, pavers, 2 bikes, 2 booster seats. Too many items to mention! Come out and see us!

Mike and Sherri Palmer

For Sale - 2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L

From: John Eichhorn

Mileage 143815.8

Tape and CD Player by Alpine with Dolby 8NR
Leather seats - front control heat on both
Personal drop down lighted mirrors front and back
Back seat middle pull down with plug-in available
Very large trunk
Plenty of leg room in back seat
New tires
Color is tan with tan carpet
Open road - we always got between 24 and 29 MPG
In town between 19 and 23 MPG
Very smooth ride

Price is what we have in it - $6500.00

John and Donna Eichhorn
(816) 230-4682

Monday, April 16, 2012

Look Tutoring

I will be offering tutoring services this summer for any elementary subject area.

Masters Degree in Elementary Education
15 years teaching experience (Grades 1,2,3,4,5,7)

If you need a tutor for your child to help get caught up or get ahead, please let me know.

Lorrie Look

Saturday, April 14, 2012


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Susan Tate


If anyone is needing to raise money for an organization (youth groups, boyscouts, for a mission trip), please let me know.

ShowMe Fundraising has a lot of great ways for your group to raise money:

$10 Discount Peeler cards for 12 area cities (with 50% profit to your group)
Royals Packages that sell for $39.99 (with up to $15 profit for each one sold)

Cookie Dough
Trash Bags
Butter Braids
32 oz Tumblers (several designs available)

Email me at or give me a call at (816) 520-4033. I would love to help your group out!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fund Raising for Boy Scout High Adventure Trip

«Life rank Boy Scout «
«References available upon request «
«Three years of experience in lawn care «

I’m here to make your life easier!

I’m earning money for the 2013 Boy Scout High Adventure trip, and I am willing to do many odd jobs for you – what work do you need done? I can work in the yard, in the garden, in the house, in the garage… Give me a call and I will work for you!

My “specialty” is lawn mowing – and I have great rates – listed below!! I will mow weekly, or just fill in when you need someone!

I appreciate any jobs you are able to give me to help me make this trip. THANKS!

Fees will range from $10-15 per hour, depending on the work, with a minimum fee of $10.

Michael Ward « 252.8311 « Independence
Please leave a message if we do not answer -- we will get back to you soon!

Michael’s Mowing Prices:
General mowing, occasional trimming, and sweeping grass off paved areas* $25

Bag grass clippings (your bags/hopper).. add $5
Using my mower & gas................... add $5

* Price applies to yards approximately 10,000 sq. ft. -- additional fee may apply for larger lots and/or larger or more difficult areas.

* Extra charge for travel over 10 miles from my home (SW Independence area)

Michael Ward « 252.8311 « Independence
Please leave a message if we do not answer -- we will get back to you soon!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

For Sale...36 foot - 5th Wheel Trailer

If interested please contact seller at number on bottom of page.

For Sale:
2003 Forest River Cedar Creek 36 foot fifth wheel trailer.
Model 36RLTS.
Has three slide outs, satellite antenna, air mattress in foldout couch. Splendide
washer/dryer combo. 50 amp service.

Four burner stove w/oven, a microwave.
Entertainment slide has a computer desk

plus electric fireplace w/forced air heater.
Solar panel to keep house battery charged.

Levelease leveling system available at no additional charge. A/C.

Price: $29,900
Contact: Joe Jennings 816/836-5672

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Quetzal Codex #3

Hi All,

Our latest Quetzal Codex #3 was just completed and mailed out to regular (paper) subscribers. The PDF version has also just been uploaded to our website for our Internet subscribers. Here's the link: Scroll down and click on the CODEX masthead graphic to the page for links to all 3 issues.

We've also caught up uploading all of our monthly Q-Report letters, just click on the month for that letter. This is a letter we write and send out each month with receipts for donations, and gives you a chronicle of our activities, insights and plans.

Articles include the introduction of a new category of articles: "Scriptural Harmony" which begins with "Recovering Missing History: The Book of Mormon Fills Bibilical Gaps." "Discovering the Lost Worlds of The Book of Mormon: Sixty Years of Progress!" continues with Part 3, and includes a centerfold (removable) timeline wall chart. A companion to Part 3 is an article by Frank Frye titled "Radiocarbon Dating--Just How Reliable Is It?" Our last section, "Treasured Gifts," highlights some treasures Quetzal has been blessed to receive, include two first editions of The Book of Mormon (1974 & 1892).

If any of you would like to receive the paper version, just email me and I'll be happy to send one out to you. We think you will especially enjoy the wall chart.

In Christ,
Shirley Heater

The Christian Passover

We as Christians have learned to accept those truths of the scriptures through faith, accepting on faith those things that we are unable to comprehend with the carnal mind. Such has it been with the Easter story. I have always accepted through faith the commonly taught concept of the Crucifixion of Christ on a Friday afternoon and the Resurrection on Sunday morning. But in my mind I have always wondered about the apparent time discrepancy that existed. For no matter how I looked at it there were roughly 40 hours between the death and resurrection of Christ (less than 2 full days) and I could not come up with 3 days without an exaggerated use of the term 'day'. There also was a discrepancy with the words of Christ when he said "three days and three nights shall the son of man be in the heart of the earth." (Matthew 12:40 KJV, 12:34 IV) Now I would not seek to dampen the faith of those who have always accepted this without question, but for those with insufficient faith and for purposes of converting nonbelievers I would like to present the information that has come to my attention.
I would not take any credit for the following treatise, only to say that I have attempted to relate in simple terms those things that have been brought to my attention by those who have related them to me. I would give all glory to God who is the author of all things and arranged these things for us from the foundation of the world.
Before we begin it should be noted that these events will not concur with the Rabbinic Jewish traditions. These traditions are based upon the “oral torah” which was handed down generation to generation orally and it was forbidden to write them for many centuries. After the destruction of the second temple and the persecution of the Jews, the Sanhedrin decided they should be written down or they would most probably be lost. This oral torah became the Talmud put into writing after 70 AD and perhaps as late as 200 AD (or CE depending on your preference). It was probably not the law that was being followed at the crucifixion of Christ because portions of it are in contradiction with the Holy Scriptures. For instance the Jews added a rule that the new year could not start on certain days of the week because that would place Sabbaths on consecutive days. There is no such requirement in the written word. We see in John 7:24 and Mark 7:6 that the Lord condemned the Jews and their traditions. It may be that the Jews intentionally altered their traditions to conceal the truth of the divinity of Christ, this has been suggested as a reason for a disparity of 165 years between the Hebrew and secular calendars from the time of the destruction of the first temple to the building of the second temple, a disparity in which the Book of Mormon would side with the secular calendar. Remember the oral traditions were kept and enforced by the Sanhedrin, the very group that was responsible for the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior. It is no more likely that the Rabbinic Jews have kept a better record and done a better job of keeping the commandments of the Lord over the last two millennia than any of the groups that accepted Christ as their Savior have done.

It is perhaps best to start by quoting Paul who said "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days; Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."
(Colossians 2:16 17) We see by Paul’s statement here and repeated in a slightly different manner in Hebrews 8:5 & 10:1 that the law given to Moses was a type or shadow of things to come. See also Alma 14:75, 2 Nephi 11:45 RLDS. With this in mind, we should begin by studying the law to see if we can glean from it those things that point to the body of Christ. Let’s examine the feast of the Passover that was taking place during the week of the crucifixion.
Exodus 12 is the institution of the Passover, it appears that the children of Israel selected a lamb and slaughtered it on the same day (Ex. 12:21&22), but in the commandment for the institution of the Passover the Lord commanded that the lamb be selected on the 10th day of the month Abib (Nissan on Hebrew Calendars) (Ex. 12:3) which was to be made the 1st month of the year. (Ex. 12:1&2) (The Jews still celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which means beginning of the year, in the fall in the original first month.) This lamb was to be of the first year (a virgin), taken from the males, and was to have no blemishes. (Ex. 12:5) It was to be kept up from the tenth day to the 14th day of the month when it was to be killed in the evening (Ex. 12:6). During these intervening days it was the custom of the Jews to display this lamb where all could examine it and see there was no blemish in it. It was to be roast with fire and no water was to be used on it (Ex. 12:8-9). At this same time the feast of unleavened bread was begun, the bread to be eaten could have no leaven in it at the Passover meal or for 7 days afterward (Ex. 12:8 & 15).
The first day of this feast of unleavened bread was to be a holy convocation. That is there was to be no work done in it. It was the same as a Sabbath day. Leviticus 23 names all the Sabbaths of the Lord declaring them Sabbaths and forbidding work during any of them. It did not matter what day of the week it fell on, the 15th day of the month Abib was a Sabbath, be it on Monday or Wednesday or any other day of the week. It is also important to note that the Jews celebrated their Sabbaths from evening to evening (Lev. 23:32). This is consistent also with the account of creation, where the Lord says "the evening and the morning" (Gen. 1:5,8,13,19,23,31 KJV; 1:8,11,17,21,24,33 IV). So in numbering days we must remember the day starts the evening before in the Jewish law about 30 minutes after sunset when it begins to be dark.
This feast was to be held in "the place which the Lord shall choose to place his name"(Deut. 16:2). We all recognize Jerusalem as the place that the Lord would put his name, and at least 4 separate accounts of Jesus going to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover are given in the New Testament (Luke 2:41, John 2:13, 6:4, & 11:55). The lamb was to be slaughtered in the evening (Deut. 16:6, Ex.12:6) and none of the bones of the lamb was to be broken (Exodus 12:46). The terminology here has been understood to mean that the lamb was to be killed on the 14th day of the month as the evening approached. This would allow the slaughter and preparation of the lamb to happen on the 14th before the start of the Sabbath (15th) at dark.
With this knowledge of the Passover at hand let us now look at the events of the last week of Jesus life before his crucifixion.
"Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany" (John 12:1). We recognize that this was on Saturday a week before the resurrection, because the next day was Palm Sunday (John 12:12 & 13). From this information we can calculate the day of the Passover which we can see from Mark 14:10 IV that it usually indicates the day the Passover was to be killed. We as Christians have counted 6 days from Saturday and come to Friday. But we must not count by our counting but by the counting of the Jews at the time of the crucifixion.
We have a zero concept in our numbering system that was not present in the numbering systems of the Middle East in the first century AD. A brief examination of the counting of the Scriptures will reveal this difference. It is all based on the creation story in which the evening and the morning were the first day so that the beginning day, year, or item/person is used in the count. Examples of this are Jude 14 IV “Enoch the seventh from Adam” (Adam Seth Enos Cainan Mahalaleel Jared Enoch) Lev. 23:15 “Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days”. Seven weeks from one day after the Sabbath back to one day after the Sabbath was 50 days not 49 as we would count. We also see this in the commandment for circumcision it was to be done on the eighth day. Many may not be aware that our modern calendar starts the year on the beginning of a month by accident. Before the Gregorian calendar was implemented the Julian calendar in England started the new year on March 25th. The reason for using January 1st as the day for the new year was that it was being used by the Eastern Orthodox church on the basis of it being the 8th day from the birth of Christ therefore the day of his circumcision beginning his keeping of the covenants. To most of us Dec. 25th to Jan. 1st is 7 days, but not in the traditional Hebrew method of counting days.
This would all come together to indicate that if Saturday were six days before the Passover was to be killed then the 14th day of Abib would have been on Thursday. Using this as our reference we come up with the following. Sunday 10th, Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th.
Sunday the 10th day of Abib is the first day of the Passover season. (Remembering that the Passover was not one day but composed the time from the selection of the lamb and continuing through the week of unleavened bread). On this day the 10th of Abib, the Passover lamb is selected. (Ex.12:3) It is on this day when the lamb was selected that Jesus rode into Jerusalem and was proclaimed (selected) as King of Israel by the people, Christ himself declaring that if the people were silenced the very stones would cry out (Luke 19:36-39 IV, 37-40 KJV). (Indicating that God himself would declare the selection of the lamb if the people did not.)
According to the requirements of the law this lamb that was selected was now prominently displayed. Jesus was very active in the next few days, and much of the ministry that we have recorded of him took place during this time. Mark gives us a day by day account.
Mark 11:1-11 KJV; 11:1-13 IV Sunday Abib 10.
Mark 11:12-19 KJV; 11:14-21 IV Monday Abib 11.
Mark 11:20 to 14:10 KJV; 11:22 to 14:10 IV Tuesday Abib 12.
Mark 14:12-71 KJV; 14:11-82 IV Wednesday Abib 13 to Thursday morning Abib 14. Most interpretations of the account of this week create a missing day to move the crucifixion to Friday, but the evidence is that Mark intended to give a day by day account of the week. Also read Luke 19:46 IV, 47 KJV. Mark 14:10 IV 14:12 KJV appears to disagree with John 13:1-2. However the word used in Mark is protos (G4413 in Strongs) and the word used in John is pro (G4253 in Strongs). Protos is derived from pro which means before or in front of. Protos can also mean before thus making them equal in meaning. Some of the other translations could be also taken to mean the day was approaching rather than that it had already arrived Luke 22:7 Matthew 26:13 IV, 17 KJV. Some would argue that the Inspired Version does not correct these however the Lord did not say that he would correct every error. He has left some things for us to study out with prayer and fasting to test and strengthen our faith. Christ says prepare to eat the Passover again remembering that the days leading up to the feast day are all a part of the preparation for the feast. Therefore the last supper was the meal they ate in preparation for the coming feast that would take place the next evening.
This would put the Crucifixion on Thursday the 14th day of Abib. We see this supported in John 13:1 and John 18:28, both of which indicate the Passover had not yet been eaten. It is also supported by the last supper meal itself. Judas received a sop from Jesus after which Satan entered into him. (John 13:26-27) If this were the actual Passover meal he could not have had a sop, which is a piece of typically leaven bread used to soak up a broth, (Unleavened bread makes a very poor sop unless it is soaked for a long time not dipped) there is to be no leavened bread eaten with the Passover. Furthermore it is not to be sodden at all with water so there could be no broth (Ex.12:8&9). Therefore the meal was eaten on Wednesday evening (actually after sunset would have made it Thursday evening according to the proper keeping of dates). Thus we see that our Lord would have instituted a prayer service on Wednesday night while in the garden, an event we have the privileged of revisiting every Wednesday evening.
The armed men would have taken Jesus during this Wednesday/Thursday evening and brought him before the Sanhedrin where he was questioned all night. In the morning he was taken before Pilate and then Herod but the Jews would not go in so that they were not defiled by the Gentiles and could still eat the feast which was that evening (John 18:28). This is confirmed by Mark 15:8 IV, 6 KJV in which Pilate would release a prisoner at the feast and the Chief Priest encourage the release of Barabbas. It then would have been Thursday afternoon (which can also be referred to as evening) the 14th day of Abib that Jesus died on the cross. (Matthew 27:45-46) The ninth hour would probably be about 3 o’clock in the afternoon (Remembering that the days were divided into 12 equal segments called hours and being near the spring equinox they would have been very close to 60 minutes each). This was the same time the Passover lamb was to be killed, and outside the city where the Lord had placed his name (Jerusalem). (Deut. 16:2)
On the day Jesus died the bodies could not be left on the cross because the next day was a Sabbath (John 19:31), not the Saturday Sabbath that we are all familiar with, seeing it would be Friday, but the 15th day of Abib or the 1st day of unleavened bread which was also a Sabbath. (Lev. 23:6-7) Therefore the bodies could not be left upon the cross, but when the soldiers came to Jesus and found he was already dead they did not break his bones, fulfilling the commandment that not a bone shall be broken. (Ex. 12:46, John 19:36) Therefore we have two Sabbath days in a row, the Sabbath of the first day of unleavened bread on Friday the 15th of Abib and the normal weekly Sabbath on Saturday. We see by this that the women could not come to the sepulcher on Friday or Saturday because they were both days of rest.
It is of interest to note that the disciples that removed Jesus from the cross and wrapped him in the linen and spices could not partake of the Passover (Num 9:6). In effect Christ fulfilled the Law of Moses and applied this fulfillment on to his followers.
When the women came to the tomb early on the 1st day of the week (John 20:1) it was by definition Sunday morning. (In this case the 17th day of Abib.) This would make from Thursday afternoon/evening to Sunday morning that Christ would have been in the "heart of the earth" (Matt 12:40). This fulfills Christ’s own claim of three days and three nights being Thursday, Friday, and Saturday days and according to Hebrew chronology Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights/evenings
For those who accept the Book of Mormon as a second witness to the divinity of Jesus Christ we have additional evidence to support these claims. In Helaman 5:76 (RLDS) Samuel prophesies of three days of darkness to last from the time of his death until the time of his resurrection. We see that the prophesies of Samuel came to pass in the Third Book of Nephi Chapter 4. (In this account in the first month on the 4th day of the month that the storm arose.) (Do not confuse these months with our months in the modern calendar or with the Jewish months because we see in III Nephi 1:45 that the Nephites began to reckon their time from the time of the birth of Christ.)
To correlate the time of day when these events must have come to pass we must remember that there are approximately 8 hours difference in the time between Jerusalem and Central America where these events took place. Thus if the storm arose when Christ was hung on the cross and lasted for the three hours of the Crucifixion, it would have been very early in the morning on Thursday, probably even before the sun rose. Then is when the three days of darkness would have begun. III Nephi 4:12. It is also interesting to note that a storm and earthquake at this time of day would have had the most devastating impact since the people would not have left their homes to go to the fields or their places of work.
According to the account the darkness lasted three days (III Nephi 4:21 & 61) and in the morning the darkness dispersed. If we use the traditional account of Christ being crucified on Friday and Resurrected on Sunday lets see what it does to the Book of Mormon account that Samuel said would last from the Crucifixion to the Resurrection. (Helaman 5:75&76) The darkness would have begun early on Friday (the 1st hour) and would have lasted until Sunday morning when the darkness dispersed. This gives only 2 days and 2 nights of darkness, Friday and Friday night and Saturday and Saturday night, refuting the testimony of the Book of Mormon. If however we accept the modified account which includes the Sabbath of Unleavened bread we have the darkness beginning on Thursday morning and dispersing on Sunday morning, giving three days and three nights of darkness (Thursday and Thursday night Friday and Friday night and Saturday and Saturday night) with the darkness dispersing after the resurrection which would have occurred during the night and waking to find the sun once again shining brightly, just as we always envision Resurrection Morning.
We can also glean some additional information from the dates given in the Book of Mormon. Scholars have proven that the Mayans were one of the earliest civilizations to use the zero concept. With this in mind and taking into account that they numbered their days from the birth of Christ his birthday would have been day 0, not yet a day since his birth. The next day would be day one and the 365th day would be his first birthday. The next day would be the start of the second year and the first day. If we take this out to its fullest extent we find that Christ had finished his 33rd year and that 4 days had passed in the 34th year making him 33 years and 4 days old at the time of his death. This would mean that his birthday would have been celebrated on Sunday Abib 10th the day the lamb was selected!
I would like to stress again that this is not written to destroy the faith of those who believe in Christ, but rather to prove to those who are weak in the faith that not only did Christ do all that he promised, but that he was the Passover lamb selected on the 10th day of Abib, a virgin male without blemish, he was prominently displayed until the 14th day at evening when he was killed in the place the Lord chose and not a bone was broken. Christ was the true Passover if we eat his flesh and drink his blood the destroying angel will pass us by on the Day of Judgment and we shall escape that eternal punishment that shall come upon all who will not accept his Passover sacrifice (John 6:53). And that all this was known and planned from the beginning and given to Moses as a shadow of things to come more than 1000 years before it came to pass.

And most importantly that he did rise again the 3rd day and sits on the right hand of God to make intercession for all those who will repent and be baptized in his name.

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