Important Facts to Understand Acts


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We have in the scriptures the plain statements of the Son of God; that He must be lifted up
on the cross of Calvary; that He must remain in Joseph’s tomb for three days and three nights.
These were ‘musts.’ The gospel by which we are saved is stated in I Corinthians 15:1 to 5:
“Christ died for our sins, ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES, He was buried, and He was
raised the third day according to the Scriptures.” If our Lord was not raised from the dead, all our
preaching and faith and good works are in vain, and we have no hope. So it was in fulfillment of
Old Testament Prophecy that Christ was lifted up, and was three days and three nights in the
heart of the earth, as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the big fish. (Acts
13:29 and 30). Strange language do we read in John 12:37 to 41: “though He (Christ) had done
so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on Him . . . Therefore, they could not

by J.C. O’Hair