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The suffering caused by the physical cross and by the soldiers was only a tiny portion of Christ's suffering. His suffering and death was vicarious, meaning, he suffered in our place, Christ died for our sins. God poured out upon His Son the wrath that was due to us. The wrath of God against sin is very great. Sinners will spend an eternity in Hell for ...


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Luke 2:43-44--and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it, but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day's journey; and they began looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances. As DJClayworth mentioned in his comment above, it may well ...


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Reading your comments to the various fine answers already posted here tells me that your unstated question is "what has Jesus's suffering to do with being born again", rather than looking for the name of "heresy" you're committing. Don't be too hard on yourself (by feeling you're among the damned just because of the way the pastor reacted to you). As long ...


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The idea isn't that there was crucifixion or death or any number of people who have died and will die horrible deaths, but rather that it was Jesus the Messiah who had died. Who was Jesus the Messiah is the question. Once the OP knows the answer to that question, then the OP question is answered. Here's a hint. Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I ...


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How tall was Jesus? The apocrypha Do not speak of the height of Jesus, but like the apocrypha the Shroud of Turin is to be considered extra biblical source of possible information. One is free to believe it or not. For those who desire the Shroud of Turin to be a true relic of the Passion and Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ his height was estimated to ...


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It is abundantly clear from the scriptures that the physical sufferings of Jesus Christ during crucifixion are not those that are vicarious : Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. [I Peter 2:24, KJV.] What he bore within his body was for ...


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I think your pastor should focus more on his soup than preaching. He might win more souls. Seriously, to die via "crucifixion is awful. Even as I understand it most Romans citizens were not subjected to it. Today the majority don't die that way. Jesus certainly bore ours sins at at his death. You need to accept him.John chapter 3 especially verse 16. ...


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God created humans because he gets pleasure from observing righteousness. Because of the fall, humanity cannot observe righteousness. In order to solve the problem, God creates a new humanity, a new man. The way to be righteous is to leave the old man and be in the new. The topic is wide in it's scope, with different aspects that can be unpacked into ...


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I had a similar conversation with a woman I used to carpool with, fortunately for me, it was immediately after hearing the answer to the question on Relevant Radio, unfortunately for you, it was so long ago that I can barely remember the argument. St. Paul, for one, seems to agree with you, that something is lacking in "Christ's afflictions". "In my ...


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This word shows authority. Jesus is an "ambassador" talking to us about God's kingdom. Jesus was fulfilling God's purpose here on earth. He was on a mission. Jesus has said many times that he does not speak on his own authority but for the one who sent him. John 12:49. John 8:42. John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. We understand ...


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