The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the most significant events in Christian history. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated by Christians worldwide as Easter Sunday. However, there is a lot of debate about when exactly Jesus died after the resurrection.
According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and was resurrected on a Sunday morning. This time period between his crucifixion and resurrection is referred to as the ‘Three Days of Darkness’.
However, the actual day and time when Jesus died after his resurrection are not mentioned in the Bible. So, there are different opinions among theologians and historians about this issue.
The Ascension Theory
One theory suggests that Jesus died on the same day he ascended into heaven – 40 days after his resurrection. This theory is based on Acts 1:9-11 which states that Jesus was taken up into heaven while his disciples watched him.
This theory suggests that after his resurrection, Jesus spent some time with his disciples before ascending into heaven. Therefore, it is believed that he died sometime during this period.
The Unknown Time Theory
Another theory suggests that we cannot know exactly when Jesus died after his resurrection because it was not revealed in the Bible.
This theory argues that trying to pinpoint the exact day or hour of Jesus’ death after his resurrection is futile since it was not meant to be known by humans.
In conclusion, there are different theories about when exactly Jesus died after his resurrection. While some theologians believe that he died on the same day he ascended into heaven, others argue that we cannot know for sure when he died as it was not revealed in the Bible.
Regardless of the theory, what is important is the message of hope and salvation that Jesus’ death and resurrection bring to Christians worldwide. It is a reminder of God’s love for humanity and his ultimate sacrifice for our sins.