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Little Evidence Jesus Died on Cross, Scholar Says


The following article appeared on AOL News and I thought it was interesting enough to share …

Click here to read:  Little Evidence


3 thoughts on “Little Evidence Jesus Died on Cross, Scholar Says

  1. And that’s why I thought the article was interesting – because I had the same reaction as your comment #1… I think sometimes people are so busy trying to pinpoint the “exact meaning” of every single word, that they miss the whole point of the message …

  2. Yawnnnn! Maybe I’m too simplistic in how I approach my faith, but here’s my take on his views:

    1) What the heck does it matter if it was a cross, a tree, impaled on a stake, or tickled with feathers? Jesus Christ died because of our sins (possibly that authors sin of creating dissention among believers) so that we would have freedom from our certain death and eternal separation from Him. We live (now and eternally) by faith and not by sight or by attempting to live in the Law.

    Romans 7:4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

    2) If someone who claims to be a saved / born-again Christian can have their faith shaken by something as simple as “was it really a cross” then I wonder how spiritually mature that person is. Again, please see point #1.

  3. So after reading the article the only thing that I agree with is the fact that we should “read the text as it is” and trust to the Holy Spirit’s ability to give us the interpretation. Most of what he wais was just more rhetoric from another person who has more time to contemplate the fuzz in his belly button.

    Really the church needs to get together and pray in unity and stop this insipid stuff of dividing believers. The man is entitled to his views and thus to publish them. Also we are entitled to ours.

    Check out the text of my sermon yesterday on this web site! I too have my views.

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