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Discussion in 'Religion' started by carrie's younger brother, Apr 18, 2014.
THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty. At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.
Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long.
The nails were driven into His wrist.
Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed.
There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder.
The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist, that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breathe. Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs
because of the pain, so He was forced to alternatebetween arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breathe. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage. Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours!
Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water from his wounds.
From common images, we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side... But do we realize His wounds were actually made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist,
the feet overlapped and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear.
But before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body.The beating so horrific that His face was torn
and his beard ripped from His face. The crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture. He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds. The human adult body contains about 3.5 liters
(just less than a gallon) of blood.
Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His members;
a crown of thorns on His headand, beyond that,
a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest.
All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying His own cross for almost2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where His hands were nailed).
Jesus had to endure this experience, so that we can have free access to God. So that our sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception!
JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR US!
He died for us! It is easy to pass jokes and false witness statements by e-mail, but when it comes to God, sometimes we feel ashamed to forward to others because we are worried of what they may think about us. 60 seconds with God... For the next 60 seconds, set aside what you're doing
and take this opportunity!
Let's see if Satan can stop this.
Who Moved the Stone?: Frank Morison: 0025986295615: Amazon.com: Books
I read this one years ago. As I recall, Morison looks at the question: Who moved the stone? that sealed Jesus in the grave. For all the banter about this that and the other thing, seems like the prudent thing to do to consider Jesus. Those who knew him were put to painful deaths, due in part to their faith in Jesus, and they never stopped believing. Forget everything else, if Jesus was who He said He was, not much else matters.
Very true. You can't scientifically explain miracles.
This painting, Hans Holbein's "The Body of the Dead Christ In The Tomb" is referenced in the story I am reading, As A Thief In The Night by Chuck Crabbe. Wanted to see what the painting looked like as the text makes of point of the humanity of Christ, that He does indeed look very human, not Godlike. Say what you want about anything, for anyone to ignore what this Man said and for them to ignore what those who lived with Him testified about, about his death and resurrection, is to ignore probably the most important event, certainly one that should not be ignored.