Death of Jesus – Before Crucifixion
Jesus was asked by the Jews to show a sign, but he refused and gave only the sign of Jonah
As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth
But we see that according to the Bible, Jesus was never 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth. He was taken off the cross on Friday before sunset (Matt 27:46-60) and had left the tomb before dawn of Sunday (Matt 28:1-6). WHICHEVER WAY YOU COUNT IT, IT CANNOT COME TO 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS!
So was Jesus wrong? God forbid he could not be wrong about the only sign he was to give to this adulterous generation. Therefore it can only mean a sign OF LIFE, that as Jonah came out of the belly of the whale alive, so will the son of man come out of the heart of the earth alive!