If Jesus suffered the punishment for death on our behalf, why do we still die? When we receive the free gift of eternal life, we are passed from death to life. But because the whole creation is still suffering from bondage to decay, we still physically die to shed our mortal sin-filled bodies.
Nothing in the Garden Tomb or the Patio Tomb suggests the bones of Jesus Christ are there or anywhere else on this earth. “He is risen, as He said.”
The physical suffering that Jesus willingly endured was beyond horrific. As horrible as His physical suffering was, we must understand that it paled in comparison to the suffering He endured in His heart, as He took upon Himself the sins of the world.
How could the day associated with mankind’s heinous act possibly be called good? The answer to this question is found in the purpose for Christ’s death. Jesus said that He “did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Unlike first-century Christians, for whom crucifixion was a familiar reality, most of us have a sanitized view of our Lord's suffering.
Can we know the exact date of Christ’s death?
Most people rejected Jesus and sentenced Him to death. How could the day associated with mankind’s heinous act possibly be called good?
Is what sounds like a blatantly anti-Christian statement something to get riled up about?
Why do the inscriptions on Jesus’s cross differ among the four gospels?
The Bible connects two drastically different scenes to explain why God became man.
One of the sidebar stories to the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, is the famous relic, the Shroud of Turin, which is stored in a cathedral in this northern Italian city.