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“It is finished” 

John 19:30
“When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said,  ‘It is finished’  and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

What is the “It” in “It is finished”  ?

Some Protestant pastors will take this verse our of context and say that “it” refers to rituals ( or obedience) and therefore we don’t need the Mass.  Others will say “it” refers to our redemption and salvation and that once we accept Jesus into our hearts our salvation is secure.  Many will falsely claim “Once saved always saved.” Or, as some say, “Jesus did it all and there is nothing left that I have to do to be saved. It is Finished.”

Scott Hahn points out that this cannot be true.

 “It” Can’t Mean Christ’s Redemptive Death

Scott Hahn, Ph.D. explains :

I’m sitting there thinking, “Come on, it’s Christ's redemptive death.” And he said, “If you're sitting there thinking it’s Christ's redemption that is finished, you have to realize that the work of redemption was not completed with his death. As St. Paul says, ‘He was raised for our justification.’  So the resurrection is essential for our redemption every bit as much as the crucifixion. All right then, what did he mean when he said, ‘It is finished.’?”


Romans 4:25
“Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and
raised for our justification.”

 Luke 13:32
“He replied, ‘Go and tell that fox, “Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow, and
on the third day I accomplish my purpose.”’”   NAB

The Third Day was the day Jesus said He would rise from the dead.
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1 Corinthians 15:17
If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.”

Therefore, the Protestant explanations given above (in the purple text)
 must all be incorrect.

You can read Dr. Scott Hahn’s answer in the transcripts below.

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Lamb’s Supper  - Transcript      

Fourth Cup - Transcript


But even much better if you listen to the talk as the importance of all these Bible references and the story of salvation history are brought to life with the passion of the spoken word.

 Fourth Cup  - CD

Originally, there was cassette tape called the Lamb’s Supper from which was transcribed the talk above.  Now, Lighthouse has a different talk called the Lamb’s Supper.









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The Third Day was the day Jesus said He would rise from the dead.

Matthew 16:21

“From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

Matthew 17:23
“ … and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.”

Matthew 20:18-19
“ … scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.”


Luke 9:22

“ … saying, “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”

Luke 18:33
“ …  they will scourge him and kill him, and on the third day he will rise.”

Luke 24:7
“ that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise.”

Luke 24:46
“and said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead …’ ”

Acts 10:40
 but God raised him on the third day …”

1 Corinthians 15:4
“  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures”

Luke 24:1, 7, 13, 21

“1. But at daybreak on the first day of the week …
7. that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and
rise on the third day.” …
13. Now that very day …
21. … it is now the third day since this took place.”