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  • Catholic Word of the Day: HOLY NAILS, 02-21-15

    02/21/2015 8:13:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDicitonary ^ | 02-21-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:HOLY NAILS The nails with which Christ was fastened to the Cross, and believed to have been found by St. Helena (255-330). Many claims have been made about these relics. Some parts of these nails are said to be in different places in Europe, but at best they may be only filings of the original relics. St. Ambrose (340-97) indicated that one nail was made into a crown for Constantine (c. 274-337), which might well be preserved as the Iron Crown of Lombardy at Monza. Others are supposed to be at Santa Croce in Rome. A...
  • In what way was Jesus ‘made sin’ on the cross?

    02/06/2015 5:05:04 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 46 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | February 3, 2015 | Nathan Busenitz
    February 3, 2015In what way was Jesus ‘made sin’ on the cross? by Nathan Busenitz Yesterday, as I was reading through portions of Martin Luther’s commentary on Galatians, I came across the following:“Christ took upon Himself our sins, not by constraint, but of His own good will, in order to bear the punishment and wrath of God: not for the sake of His own person (which was just and invincible, and was not in any way guilty), but for our person. So by means of a joyous substitution, He took upon Himself our sinful person, and gave to us His innocent and victorious person: with which we, being now clothed,...
  • Isis Threat to Crucify Lebanon's Christians as Islamic State Prepare to Cross Syria Border

    10/01/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2014 | Jack Moore
    Christians in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have begun arming themselves in preparation for an Isis (now known as the Islamic State) offensive as it seeks to expand its territorial control outside of Syria. Up to 3,000 militants from the Islamic State and other jihadists occupy the mountain range between Lebanon and Syria near the Sunni town of Arsal. As IS seek to grab land outside of the mountain caves and farms they currently control, Christian volunteers have now created village defence forces to protect against the Sunni militants who have taken up to 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage. "We are...
  • ISIS Crucifies Young Men For Leaving The Peaceful Religion of Islam

    07/09/2014 3:19:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    ISIS has crucified more young men for being accused of “Ridda”. Ridda in Islam means defection from the religion. ... Crucifixions has become a normal occurrence in Syria and Iraq in which young men are seen crucified on trees .... And on scaffolds ... Mass slaughter has become a way of life in Caliphate controlled areas: ... This is all part of Hiraba which is Islamic law regarding punishments. We are beginning to see an escalation of crucifixions and it will soon get applied in full force in all the areas that the Caliphate rules. A nightmare is on the...
  • Islamic Monsters Crucify Nine Men in Syria

    07/05/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | July 5 2014 | Onan Coca
    The Islamic terrorist organization known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has murdered eight men by crucifixion while a ninth barely survived. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that the eight men were crucified and murdered for the crime of not being “extreme” enough. “The men were executed for being too moderate as members of a rival rebel group. They were crucified on Saturday and will be on display for three days in the town square in Deir Hafer… A ninth man in Al-Bab was nailed alive to a cross for eight hours for giving “false...
  • New Study Shows Man of the Shroud Had “Dislocated” Arms

    05/11/2014 5:55:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 5/7/14 | Andrea Tornielli
    Four university professors have published an article in “Injury” magazine revealing that the crucified man that was wrapped in the Turin Shroud suffered a dislocation of the humerus, the paralysis of one arm and a violent trauma to the neck and chest. There are also traces of a double wrist-nailingThe Man of the Shroud “underwent an under glenoidal dislocation of the humerus on the right side and lowering of the shoulder, and has a flattened hand and enophthalmos; conditions that have not been described before, despite several studies on the subject. These injuries indicate that the Man suffered a violent...
  • 1500-Year-Old Bible Discovered In Turkey Indicates Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified

    05/08/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 05/08/2014 | By Donovan Longo
    A 1500-year-old bible has been discovered in Turkey. Discovered in 2000, the book that contains purportedly the Gospel of Barnabas has been transferred by the Turkish government to the Ethnography Museum of Ankara with a police escort. Barnabas was a disciple of Christ, and in the work, claims that Jesus was not crucified, instead it says he ascended to heaven alive and Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. Furthermore, the 1500-year-old bible states that Jesus Christ was not the son of God, but simply a prophet who passed on the word of God. According to a report for The...
  • Christians ‘Crucified Again’ for Refusing Islam

    05/06/2014 5:28:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/06/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    To the awe of its readership, a recent Daily Mail article reports that the “jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant [ISIL],” which is currently entrenched in Raqqa, Syria, “publicly crucified two Syrian rebels in northeastern Syria in revenge for a grenade attack on members of their group.” While the Daily Mail is to be commended for exposing these barbaric acts—along with posting photos of the crucified—it nonetheless minimized their significance, in two important ways: 1) by repeatedly saying things like “even al-Qaeda is distancing itself from ISIL,” and so implying that the act of crucifixion is some wild aberration...
  • Pope: I cried over reports of crucified Christians (Media Silence is deafening)

    05/02/2014 2:51:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | May 2, 2014
    Pope Francis prays at General Audience Sept. 25, 2013. Credit: Elise Harris/CNA. Vatican City, May 2, 2014 / 09:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily on May 2, Pope Francis said that he wept over recent news of Christians allegedly being crucified, reflecting that there are still many martyrs in today’s world. “I cried when I saw reports on the news of Christians crucified in a certain country, that is not Christian,” the Pope said, according to Vatican Radio, during morning Mass in the chapel of his residence. In recent weeks, media groups have circulated images that appear to...
  • Jihadists Execute 7 in Syria, 2 by Crucifixion

    04/30/2014 6:16:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | 4/30/14 | AFP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced it had executed seven prisoners in its bastion in north-eastern Syria yesterday, two of them by crucifixion. ISIL, which has been disavowed even by al-Qaeda, said it held the seven responsible for a grenade attack on one of its fighters earlier this month in the Euphrates Valley city of Raqa, which it rules with an iron fist. "Ten days ago, attackers on a motorbike threw a grenade at an ISIL fighter at the Naim roundabout. A Muslim civilian had his leg blown off and a...
  • THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE CROSS (in English and Latin) [Catholic Caucus]

    04/18/2014 10:33:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies ^ | not given | Dr.Marcellino D'Ambrosio
    THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE CROSS(The 7 last words of Jesus Christ on Calvary as recorded by the Four Gospelsprovided here in English and Latin)   The Seven Last "Words" of Jesus Christ from the cross are actually 7 short phrases that Jesus uttered on Calvary that serve as an excellent holy week meditation.  To find all of the seven last words of Jesus Christ, one must read all the gospels since none of the evangelists records all 7 last words.  The sayings would have been originally uttered by Jesus in the Aramaic language, but only one...
  • "The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View"

    04/18/2014 6:56:08 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 27 replies
    Arizona Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1965 ^ | March 1965 | C. Truman Davis, M.D.
    The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View C. Truman Davis, M.D., M.S., Arizona Medicine Vol. 22, No. 3, March 1965 In this paper, I shall discuss some of the physical aspects of the passion, or suffering, of Jesus Christ. We shall follow Him from Gethsemane through His trial, His scourging, His path along the Via Dolorosa, to His last dying hours on the cross. I became interested in this about a year ago when I read an account of the crucifixion in Jim Bishop's book, THE DAY CHRIST DIED. I suddenly realized that I had taken the...
  • "On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ" JAMA Atticle

    04/18/2014 6:40:36 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 7 replies
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E. Hosmer, MS, AMI
    ABSTRACT: Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion his wrists were nailed to the patibulum, and after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post, (stipes) his feet were nailed to the stipes. The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly, death resulted primarily...
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES; The Vicarious Sufferer...Isaiah 53 pt 5

    Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.(Isaiah 53:4-6)We have been looking at the 4th Servant Song from the book of the prophet Isaiah.It seems that the Song is divided into...
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES He Was Despised...Isaiah 53 pt 4

    Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.(Isaiah 53:1-3)It is the climax of human history, the apocalypse, the very...
  • Photograph of school children acting out the crucifixion sparks outrage as picture goes viral

    04/15/2014 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    mail online ^ | James Nye
    An image of children play-acting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at an unidentified school in Brazil for Holy Week complete with fake wounds and a crown of thorns has spread across the Internet. Wearing a loin cloth and a fake painted beard, the boy who acts as Jesus holds his two arms above his neck, to signify the last agonizing hours of Christ on the cross. Flecked across his body are red marks from his flogging at the hands of the Romans - played by two boys with mock-feathered galea helmets, who will presumably offer him fake vinegar and pretend...
  • April 3, AD 33

    04/03/2014 4:52:36 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 252 replies
    First Things ^ | April 3, 2014 | by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor
    April 3, AD 33 In our new book, The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived , we assume but do not argue for a precise date of Jesus’s crucifixion. Virtually all scholars believe, for various reasons, that Jesus was crucified in the spring of either a.d. 30 or a.d. 33, with the majority opting for the former. ( The evidence from astronomy narrows the possibilities to a.d. 27, 30, 33, or 34). However, we want to set forth our case for the date of Friday, April 3, a.d. 33 as...
  • Why Did They Crucify Jesus?

    08/04/2013 1:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 51 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 7-31-13 | Kevin De Young
    He died because he acted like the incarnate Son of God; spoke like the incarnate Son of God What infuriated the establishment most were the claims to Lordship, the posture of authority, the exalted titles, the exercise of Messiahship, the presumed right to forgive, the way in which Jesus put himself in the center of Israel’s story, the delusions of grandeur, the acceptance of worship, and the audacity of man being God. Jesus did not die because the Jerusalem nasties couldn’t stand a souped up incarnation of Sesame Street.
  • Book deals with that ‘Mormon Taboo’ … the cross

    06/21/2013 4:31:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 93 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | June 19, 2013 | Doug Gibson
    The Mormon Church has an ambivalent history with Christianity’s most iconic symbol, the cross. For about 70 years, the cross was generally tolerated within the church’s cultural fabric. However, the first decades of the 20th century initiated a slow but steady expression of disapproval of the cross; a criticism influenced by LDS leaders’ willingness to publicly declare the Roman Catholic Church as the “church of the devil” described in LDS scripture. “Banishing the Cross: The Emergence of a Mormon Taboo,” (John Whitmer Books) by Michael G. Reed, is a slim but valuable volume on the history of the Mormons’ relationship...
  • 7 clues tell us *precisely* when Jesus died (the year, month, day, and hour revealed)

    04/12/2013 10:41:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 65 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 11, 2013 | Jimmy Akin
    If we put the clues together, can we figure out precisely when Jesus died? Yes, we can! We recently celebrated Good Friday and Easter, the annual celebrations of Jesus' death and resurrection. We all know that this happened in Jerusalem in the first century. That separates Jesus from mythical pagan deities, who were supposed to live in places or times that none could specify. Just how specific can we be with the death of Jesus? Can we determine the exact day? We can. And here's how . . .  Clue #1: The High Priesthood of Caiaphas The gospels indicate that...
  • Saudi seven face crucifixion, firing squad for armed robbery (Most were juveniles then)

    03/05/2013 1:46:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/05/2013 | Associated Press in Cairo
    One of seven Saudis due to be put to death on Tuesday by crucifixion and firing squad for armed robbery, speaking over a smuggled mobile phone from his prison cell, has appealed for help to stop the executions. Nasser al-Qahtani told Associated Press from Abha general prison on Monday that he was arrested as part of 23-member ring that stole from jewellery stores in 2004 and 2005. He said they had been tortured to confess and had no access to lawyers. "I killed no one. I didn't have weapons while robbing the store, but the police tortured me, beat me...
  • The Baltimore Catechism: Part One: The Creed, The Redemption

    02/25/2013 8:06:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | 1941 | The Baltimore Catechism
    The Baltimore Catechism Revised Edition (1941)Part One: The Creed   The Redemption Lesson 8 from the Baltimore Cathechism"I believe ... in Jesus Christ ... who ... suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead ..." 90. What is meant by the Redemption? By the Redemption is meant that Jesus Christ, as the Redeemer of the whole human race,...
  • Alleged US spy crucified in Yemen

    11/20/2012 8:09:59 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 30, 2012 | staff
    An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen crucified an alleged US spy, and posted a video of the crucifixion on YouTube, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) said on Wednesday. MEMRI posted the clip, but only to subscribers and with a viewer discretion warning. The Washington, DC-based media watchdog said the man had been crucified by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar Al-Shari’a for allegedly directing US drones targeting terrorists in Yemen. It said the YouTube clip was posted on Monday.
  • Horror of Black Christian Crucifixion in Egypt, Yemen

    09/22/2012 12:04:46 PM PDT · by garjog · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    While Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration continue to grovel over the existence of the First Amendment and a movie that insults Mohammed (while ignoring if not applauding a play insulting to Mitt Romney's church), Christians in Egypt are enduring far more than insults. Martin Barilla of Spero News writes: Shocking evidence has emerged from the Mideast about an escalation in the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries. According to a report in Lebanon Today, at least one man was crucified and two others were otherwise executed by the jihadist group Ansar al-Shariah that had taken control of a region...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-14-12, Feast, Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    09/13/2012 9:33:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 09-14-12 | Revised New American Bible
    September 14, 2012   Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross   Reading 1 Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!" In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,"We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us."So Moses prayed...
  • Shocking video evidence of Islamic crucifixion

    08/29/2012 11:33:19 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | August 29, 2012 | Michael Carl
    Documented! Blood thirst that killed 'spy' accused of U.S. sympathies EDITOR’S NOTE: The image and video below are extremely graphic. View with caution. There’s shocking new evidence from the Middle East of crucifixion by Muslims, this time of a “spy” in Yemen who allegedly was accused of U.S. sympathies. WND recently confirmed a Sky News Arabia report of the crucifixion of dissidents in Egypt. According to a report by Lebanon Today translated into English, the Yemeni jihadist group Ansar al-Shariah took control of the Azzan area of Yemen and imposed Islamic law, or Shariah. In the process, the group crucified...
  • The Egyptian Presidential Palace Crucifixion Debate: Truth or Hoax?

    08/23/2012 11:19:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 24, 2012 | Walid Shoebat
    The crucifixion of opponents to Muhammad Mursi in front of the presidential palace is a story that went viral; it was initiated by Arabic Sky News and created much buzz; it is now being challenged by many as “another Christian legend”. World Net Daily brought in a YouTube video to show that the original article existed which one journalist, Jonathan Kay of the National Post discounted as not enough evidence. One of Kay’s reasons for dismissing the story was that: “…the story doesn’t just allege that a crucifixion has taken place somewhere in Egypt: It alleges that multiple crucifixions have...
  • Video report confirms Egyptian crucifixions

    08/23/2012 10:14:02 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/22/12 | Walid Shoebat confirmed
    The English translation of a section of the Sky News report, circled in red in the video, references that members of the Muslim Brotherhood “crucified” dissidents “naked on trees in front of the presidential palace.” Under the headline: “Crucified Dissidents In Front of the Presidential Palace,” the report, translated into English, said: “Samir Omar – Cairo “Arabic Sky News
  • Leading-From-Behind: CRUCIFIXION Back In Style with the Barbarians that Run Egypt and Gaza

    08/18/2012 5:46:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 18, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The Koran, Sura 5:33 - 'The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter'  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Isn't it about time somebody asked our 'caring' and hyper-tolerant humanist president why he's still playing nice and sending millions/billions of dollars to Gaza and Egypt when they are now run by the most intolerant, eliminationist kooks this...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TRUE CROSS, 08-16-12

    08/16/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 08-16-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): .subadimg { text-align:center; } .subadimg a img { border:none; }   TRUE CROSS The cross on which the Savior died. It was very probably discovered in A.D. 326 by St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine. A part of this cross is said to be preserved in the Church of Santa Croce in Rome. The feast of the Exaltation (or Triumph) of the Holy Cross is celebrated on September 14 in the Latin Rite. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Ancient Burial Box Linked to Priest Who Played Part in Christ's Crucifixion

    08/03/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | August 30, 2012 | Nicola Menzie
    Yosef bar Caifa Scientists at a university in Israel believe they have discovered an ancient burial box belonging to the family of the high priest who played a part in the crucifixion of Jesus as described in the Bible.The burial box, or ossuary, was recovered from looters three years ago by the Israel Antiquities Authority.On close examination the ossuary was found to have a rare inscription mentioning the names "Miriam," "Yeshua," and "Caiaphus."Once the inscription was authenticated, archaeologists were astounded by what they had found.According to researchers, the Caiaphus mentioned in the carved-in inscription may very well be the same...
  • Senator opens inquiry into EPA’s armed visit to NC man’s home

    06/11/2012 8:00:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-11-12 | Caroline May
    An Asheville, N.C. man has enlisted the aid of North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr to investigate a visit he received from two armed Environmental Protection Agency officials and a local police officer. Burr has been in touch with the man and started an inquiry into the incident with EPA. According to the Ashville Citizen-Times, Larry Keller claims the EPA targeted him after he sent an email on April 27 to former EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz, who resigned on April 30 over comments he made comparing the administration’s enforcement policy to Roman crucifixions. (RELATED: Complete coverage of the...
  • Bible-era earthquake reveals year of Jesus' crucifixion

    05/25/2012 8:42:58 PM PDT · by NYFreeper · 47 replies
    Discovery News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Jennifer Viegas
    Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday April 3, 33 A.D. The latest investigation, reported in the journal International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion Read more:
  • Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe

    05/24/2012 8:35:52 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/24/2012 | Jennifer Viegas
    Geologists say Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday, April 3, in the year 33. The latest investigation, reported in International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion: “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”
  • Why Is The White House Protecting EPA Official Who Would 'Crucify' Big Oil?

    04/27/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 26 April 2012 | Editorial
    Abuse Of Power: An EPA official who apparently made good on a threat to "crucify" an oil company to make the entire energy industry "easy to manage" should resign or be fired. So why is the White House protecting him? EPA regional administrator for Dallas Al Armendariz told a city council meeting in a taped speech two years ago that his "philosophy" of enforcement was to single out an oil company, punish it "as hard as you can," and make an example of it to scare others into submission. "The Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean," said...
  • Crucifixion: History, Archaeology (with photos!), and Why Jesus Died This Way

    04/07/2012 6:27:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    The Sacred Page ^ | April 6, 2012 | Michael Barber
    Today we meditate on the crucifixion of Jesus. In places around the world, images of the Christ crucified will be contemplated and venerated. Indeed, the image of the cross is quite familiar to us. It is part and parcel of Christian iconography. Perhaps, it is too familiar. Put frankly, the cross has in many ways been sanitized. To some extent, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004) helped bring attention to the actual violence associated with this form of ancient execution. Indeed, the attempt to re-dramatize the violence caused deep controversy. Some have even claimed that the film exaggerated...
  • Crucifixion: Ancient descriptions, archaeology (with photos!), and why Jesus died this way

    04/06/2012 9:20:15 AM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn · 9 replies ^ | 4/6/12 | Michael Barber
    Click below to listen to our special Good Friday podcast. Also be sure to come back tomorrow and Sunday for special podcasts on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday!  Crucifixion: History, Archaeology, and Why Jesus Died This Way (Good Friday Podcast)(Right click to download) Today we celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus. In places around the world, images of the Christ crucified will be contemplated and venerated. Indeed, the image of the cross is quite familiar to us. It is part and parcel of Christian iconography. Perhaps, it is too familiar. Put frankly, the cross has in many ways been sanitized. To some...
  • The Ark of the Covenant found burred under a trash pile in Jerusalem.

    02/06/2012 5:49:40 AM PST · by kquinn856 · 43 replies
    Ron Wyatt ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Kevin Quinn
    They found the Ark of the Covenant where Moses placed the 10 Commandments, in a cave under Golgotha. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. Who would have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Tim 2:3-6 Rom 3:28-30 Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes of the...
  • Not Fair or Balanced: Britt Hume says Cain is all but done as serious candidate

    11/07/2011 8:07:27 PM PST · by Luther1917 · 65 replies
    Fox & CNN | November 7, 2011
    Was watching Greta Susteran a few minutes ago and Britt Hume basically said to stick a fork in Cain, he's done. He also said Cain will get no higher in the polls and this latest allegation has killed his candidacy. The old RINO prognostitor in all his glory. RINO Rove came on Hannity a few minutes later and said basically the same thing. Cain is done. BLAH, BLAH,BLAH. It's amazing how establishment Fox never has a disparaging this to say about Romney, but jumps all over this bogus story from this blonde bimbo today as showing Cain is done. RINO...
  • Easter Devotional Day 6 Friday - the Crucifixion

    04/22/2011 8:06:52 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    April 22,2011
    Next for the day is the crucifixion itself. It’s recorded in all four Gospels and I will post the relevant passages in their entirety, in as close to chronological order as possible based on research done. Here are links to the Scripture passages which record the crucifixion and burial account: Matthew 27:32-61 , Mark 15:21-47 , Luke 23:26-56 , John 19:16-42 . Luke 23:26-33 26 And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27And there followed him a...
  • Penitents nailed to crosses, whipped in Philippines religious spectacle

    04/22/2011 5:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Global Post ^ | 04/22/2011
    More than a dozen people have been nailed to crosses in the Philippines in front of thousands of tourists in a controversial annual event to mark Good Friday. Hundreds more people had their backs whipped until they bled during the grisly religious spectacle re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the town of Cutud, north of Manila. The event, held annually despite the disapproval of church leaders in Asia's largest Catholic outpost, saw participants flagellated as they marched to a series of crucifixion sites, AFP said. Some participants said they wanted to prove their faith by taking part in the...
  • Devotional : † In Passione et Morti Dómini ~ The Passion and Death of the Lord †

    04/22/2011 4:50:21 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 1 replies
    Robert Drobot | 22 April 2011 Anno Dómini | Most Holy Trinity
    † In Passione et Morti Dómini ~ The Passion and Death of the Lord † Statio ad S. Crucem in Jerusalem ~ Station at Holy Cross in Jerusalem † Statio ad S. Joannem in Laterano ~ Station at Saint John Lateran † 2 April 2010 Anno Dómini D uring the late Middle Ages, when pagan Muslim occupation of the Holy Land prevented devout pilgrims from visiting Christianity's Most Sacred Sites, the faithful made replicas of those Holy Sites in Western and Eastern Europe, where they would come to pray. Medieval Christians sought greater detail about the Passion of the...
  • A Crossless Christianity

    04/03/2010 10:55:16 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies · 488+ views
    The Empty Pulpit ^ | Mike Oppenheimer
    The cross is mounted on church steeples. We have overlaid it with gold to wear around our neck or on our lapel. In doing so, have we forgotten that the cross is an instrument of death! It was for Christ and it is for us - death to self. Are we bearing our cross daily?" ~ A.W. Tozer 'If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.' (Luke 9:23) All of Christianity begins and centers upon the person of Jesus and his work on the cross. It was Paul who...
  • On The Physical Death of Jesus Christ

    04/02/2010 9:31:35 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 29 replies · 716+ views
    The Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William Edwards, M.D.
    Reprinted from JAMA - The Journal of the American Medical Association March 21, 1986, Volume 256 Copyright 1986, American Medical Association By Permission of Mayo Foundation ON THE PHYSICAL DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E Hosmer, MS, AMI From the Departments of Pathology (Dr. Edwards) and Medical Graphics (Mr. Hoamer), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; and the Homestead United Methodist Church, Rochester, Minn., and the West Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel, Minn. (Pastor Gabel). Reprint requests to Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905 (Dr. Edwards) * Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish...
  • Historical *Evidence* for the Crucifixion Darkness (Solar Eclipse?)

    04/02/2010 9:27:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies · 1,037+ views
    The first reference found outside of the bible mentioning this darkness which fell over the land during the crucifixion of Christ, comes from a Samaritan historian named Thallus, who wrote around 52 A.D. His work was quoted by another early historian by the name of Julius Africanus who researched the topic of this darkness and wrote the following: "Upon the whole world there came a most fearful darkness. Many rocks were split in two by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. It seems very unreasonable to me that Thallus, in the third book...
  • Man of Sorrows

    03/28/2010 6:45:41 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 134+ views ^ | 03/28/2010 | Francis Calvert
    He is despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from him; He was despised, and we did not esteem him. (Isaiah 53v 3 NKJV) This verse is from the prophecy of the coming of the suffering servant, the Messiah Jesus. The Jews at the time of Jesus did not accept him as the Messiah; they were expecting a military Messiah, someone to come and overthrow the Romans by force. Jesus did not fit the bill. As such he was indeed despised and rejected. He was misunderstood....
  • What Are The Seven Last Words of Christ? (From Archbishop Fulton Sheen)

    03/27/2010 2:33:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 1,725+ views ^ | not avaialble | James Rutherford
    What Are The Seven Last Words of Christ? The Seven Last Words of Christ The Seven Last Words of Christ refer, not to individual words, but to the final seven phrases that Our Lord uttered as he hung on the Cross. These phrases were not recorded in a single Gospel but are taken from the combined accounts of the four Gospels. Greatly revered, these last words of Jesus have been the subject of many books, sermons, and musical settings. The following meditations are based on the writings of Archbishop Fulton Sheen in his book, Seven Words of Jesus and...
  • Is this the face of Jesus Christ?Figure of crucified man on Shroud comes to life

    03/25/2010 12:58:38 PM PDT · by TaraP · 363 replies · 7,417+ views
    WND ^ | March 24th, 2010
    The world will have an extraordinary opportunity to look upon an undistorted, never-before-seen, moving 3-D portrait of a man who many think is the crucified Jesus Christ. In just one week, graphic experts will bring to life an imprint on the holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin, believed by millions to be the burial shroud of Christ. The Shroud of Turin bears the full-body, back-and-front image of a crucified man that is said to closely resemble the New Testament description of the passion and death of Christ. The 14-foot cloth long has posed mysteries because of its age...
  • Nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion found in a dig

    03/02/2010 9:53:59 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,337+ views ^ | March 2, 2010 | Euan Stretch
    A nail from the time of Christ's crucifixion which was hidden by the same knights who featured in The Da Vinci Code has been found in a dig. The four-inch Roman relic, stored in an ornate box, was uncovered by archaeologists working at a fort thought to have been a former Knights Templar stronghold. It was buried with three skeletons and three swords, including one with the religious order's cross on its blade, on the tiny island of Ilheu de Pontinha, off Madeira. The iron nail is of the type used in thousands of crucifixions - but it is special....
  • Kissed By The Breath of God

    01/24/2010 6:22:01 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 207+ views ^ | 01/24/2010 | Colin Moffett
    They whipped His back until it ran red A crown of thorns crushed on His head They spat at Him and struck His face And on wooden cross they did Him place With nails in hand they stooped low And fixed Him there with hammer blow When finished nailing they lifted high The Son of God to watch Him die A swords’ sharp blade pierced His side And on Calvary hill Jesus died They carried His body to lonely grave The Lamb of God who came to save.....