Christ Died

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.


1 Corinthians 15:3

An advice columnist received a letter about the Resurrection. The writer asked, “Our preacher said that Jesus just swooned on the cross and the disciples nurtured Him back to health. What do you think? Sincerely, Bewildered.”
This was the response: “Dear Bewildered, Beat your preacher 39 times with a cat of nine tails. Nail him to a cross. Hang him in the sun for six hours. Run a spear through his heart. Wrap him tightly in strips of cloth, binding his arms and legs. Put him in an airless tomb for 36 hours, and see what happens to him.”
Unbelievers offer their own ideas about the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus in an attempt to discredit the Bible and its message. A commonly held theory is “the swoon theory,” proposing that Jesus didn’t actually die on the cross but went into a coma. It further proposes that in the cool atmosphere of the tomb, He was revived and somehow was able to get out of the tightly wrapped strips of cloth, and then roll away a stone that weighed between 1-2 tons.
The Roman guards reported that Jesus was dead. They were experts at execution, and they would be put to death themselves if they allowed a condemned man to escape. These soldiers were so certain Jesus was dead, they did not bother to break His legs. They thrust a spear into His body and out came blood and water (which occurs when the heart stops beating), giving them the final proof they needed.
A rational mind can only come to one conclusion. Jesus died on the cross. Some people hang their beliefs on flimsy theories. But the death and resurrection of Jesus means that one day, we will stand with Him before God.

David Ball
Pastor