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  • 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
    CatholiCity.com ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 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: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/24/bible-era-earthquake-reveals-year-jesus-crucifixion/?intcmp=features#ixzz1vwXerfrQ
  • 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
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | 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 · 42 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
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 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
    Aquinasandmore.com ^ | 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
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 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
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 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.....
  • Death certificate is imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican scholar (more info)

    11/20/2009 12:00:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 108 replies · 3,295+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/20/2009 | Richard Owen
    A Vatican scholar claims to have deciphered the "death certificate" imprinted on the Shroud of Turin, or Holy Shroud, a linen cloth revered by Christians and held by many to bear the image of the crucified Jesus. Dr Barbara Frale, a researcher in the Vatican secret archives, said "I think I have managed to read the burial certificate of Jesus the Nazarene, or Jesus of Nazareth." She said that she had reconstructed it from fragments of Greek, Hebrew and Latin writing imprinted on the cloth together with the image of the crucified man. The shroud, which is kept in the...
  • Lifted, Like A Snake In The Desert

    11/01/2009 8:24:51 AM PST · by OneVike · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 11/1/09 | One Viike
    Have you ever given it much though about the phrase, “Lift Christ up with Praise”? Quite often you will here a pastor use this phrase as he instructs you to give glory to God though His Son. But have you ever really consider what the phrase means to you and and the significance of it? Give me a moment of your time and allow me to introduce you to something very few Christians have actually ever considered when hearing this phrase, “Lift Christ up with Praise”. Most people know the verse John 3:16 , many have even memorized it....
  • Saudis Behead, Crucify Convicted Child Molester, Murderer

    05/30/2009 11:16:55 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 78 replies · 4,351+ views
    <p>RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi authorities beheaded and crucified a man convicted of brutally slaying an 11-year-old boy and his father, the Interior Ministry announced.</p> <p>According to the statement issued by the ministry Friday, shop owner Ahmed al-Anzi molested the boy and then strangled him with a length of rope. He then stabbed the boy's father to death when the man came looking for his son.</p>
  • On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ

    04/11/2009 11:55:27 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 12 replies · 802+ views
    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...
  • Why we call it 'Good' Friday

    04/10/2009 9:54:57 AM PDT · by tcg · 17 replies · 816+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/10/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    I served as Deacon at the solemn “Celebration of the Lords Passion”. I had just carried the Cross into the waiting assembly chanting three times: “This is the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Savior of the world,” at which the assembly responded, “Come Let us worship.” This frail couple approached. The wife could barely walk without her husband’s loving firm support. As they drew closer, I could see that the husband’s face was filled with deep wrinkles, the kind of love lines etched in the face from suffering borne with grace. His head was covered with unkempt...
  • This Friday Makes the Whole World Good

    04/10/2009 9:50:55 AM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies · 192+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/10/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    In one of his encounters with the Pharisees we read these words of Jesus, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” (Mark 10:18) At first they may seem enigmatic, yet upon prayerful reflection they provide a framework for scratching the surface of the mystery which the whole world pauses to recall on Good Friday. In Jesus Christ we see the human face of God, “Good” Incarnate revealed in the purity of a love which no man or woman could ever see until His Incarnation. In His great voluntary gift of Himself which culminates in...
  • The Meaning of "Good Friday" - Above All - Video 4/10/09

    04/10/2009 9:46:24 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 470+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    I am a Christian, and I cannot let this day pass without telling the meaning to Christians of this day. Today is "Good Friday," a day which is very significant to all Christians. It would seem odd that a day which remembers the death of Jesus Christ on a cruel cross is called "Good" Friday. But the Bible teaches that Jesus went to that cross as the Great Sacrifice for the sin of every person. As the Bible says, "He who knew no sin, became sin for us." You see, Jesus came into this world for the express purpose of...
  • (Nailed to Cross) Faith and ritual mix on Good Friday in RP

    04/10/2009 6:36:40 AM PDT · by meandog · 4 replies · 484+ views
    ABS News via Drudge ^ | 04/10/2009 4:25 PM | By Manny Mogato
    CUTUD, ANGELES CITY - Dozens of Catholic devotees were nailed to crosses, scores more whipped their backs and others chanted the Passion of Jesus Christ as Filipinos mixed faith and gory ritual on Good Friday. Frowned on by church authorities, the voluntary crucifixions in villages north of the capital Manila are one of the most extreme displays of religious devotion in Asia's largest Roman Catholic state. Monsignor Pedro Quitorio, spokesman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said the church discourages such rituals because the penitents were expecting rewards for hurting themselves. "We only encourage the faithfuls to fast,...
  • Silent No More [devotional]

    04/10/2009 4:18:42 AM PDT · by tenger · 169+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | April 10, 209 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you? But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God." "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." Matthew 26:62-64...
  • Divine Mercy for our Times

    04/09/2009 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 473+ views
    Divine Mercy for our Times April 9th, 2009 by Patti Maguire Armstrong We live in trying times. But as evil and terror have increased, so too has the reach of God’s mercy.The devotion of Divine Mercy was given to the world just before World War II, when 50 million died, through a young nun in Poland. Sr. Mary Faustina Kowalska was born in 1905, in Glogowic, Poland. She came from a poor peasant family, the third of 10 children. Even as a young child, she loved prayer and work and was kind to the poor. At the age of sixteen she...
  • Rabid Dogs

    01/01/2009 4:24:10 PM PST · by pharmamom · 5 replies · 352+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | January 1, 2009 | pharmamom
    Seems the humanitarians over in Gaza have been busy: "On Tuesday, Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Shari’a criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, it legalizes crucifixion." And we should do anything with these defectives other than put them down, why? (From Caroline Glick at the Jerusalem Post)
  • Column One: The 'realist' fantasy [Palestinian Authority Legalizes Crucifixion]

    12/31/2008 9:59:10 AM PST · by Constitutions Grandchild · 42 replies · 1,173+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/31/2008 | Caroline Glick
    Both Iran and its Hamas proxy in Gaza have been busy this Christmas week showing Christendom just what they think of it. But no one seems to have noticed. On Tuesday, Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Shari'a criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, it legalizes crucifixion.
  • Column One: The 'realist' fantasy (Hamas legislators pass Sharia code legalizing crucifixion)

    12/31/2008 8:53:01 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 597+ views
    JP ^ | December 26, 2008 | Caroline Glick
    Both Iran and its Hamas proxy in Gaza have been busy this Christmas week showing Christendom just what they think of it. But no one seems to have noticed. On Tuesday, Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Shari'a criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, it legalizes crucifixion. Hamas's endorsement of nailing enemies of Islam to crosses came at the same time it renewed its jihad. Here, too, Hamas wanted to make sure that Christians didn't feel neglected as its fighters launched missiles at Jewish day care centers and schools. So on Wednesday, Hamas lobbed...
  • HAMAS Legalizes the Crucifixion of Christians and other Enemies

    12/29/2008 10:43:47 AM PST · by TaraP · 68 replies · 3,408+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Dec 28th, 2008
    Reading the Jewish World Review today, Christians better wake-up as Hamas is bringing back the "crucifixion" of Christians. Hamas want to kill Christians by nailing them to crosses and call Jesus Christ the "slave of Allah" Hamas and other Islamists have Christians on the "hit" list. http://www.JewishWorldReview.com Both Iran and its Hamas proxy in Gaza have been busy this Christmas week showing Christendom just what they think of it. But no one seemed to have noticed. On Tuesday Hamas legislators marked the Christmas season by passing a Sharia criminal code for the Palestinian Authority. Among other things, the code legalizes...