The following articles are related to the topic of CRUCIFIXION

The Crucifixion of Christ

Crucifixion was probably the most horrible form of capital punishment ever devised by man. It was employed by the Persians (c. 522 B.C.). Darius had 3,000 Babylonians crucified when he conquered that territory. Later, it was employed by the Greeks. Following the destruction of Tyre, Alexander the Great crucified 2,000 men of military age. The Jews even used crucifixion on ... read more »

The Crucifixion of Christ: The Real Emphasis

Mel Gibson's extravaganza, "The Passion of the Christ," has made its public debut, and, contrary to the dire financial forecast of the liberal prognosticators, it is hundreds of millions of dollars. As expected, though, it has received mixed reviews. Some have charged that it is "anti-Semitic," that is, that it portrays a misleading view of the first-century Jews and, at ... read more »

Does Psalm 22 Prophesy the Crucifixion of Christ?

Recently a gentleman sent us the following message. In the Bible you're using, you have a serious, misleading mistranslation - "They pierced my hands and my feet ..." The text should read: "Like a lion (Hebrew KeAri), they are at my hands and feet." The fundamentalists Christian interpreters actually changed the spelling of the word from KeAri (like a lion) ... read more »

A Reflection Upon Three Crosses

Crucifixion was probably the most horrible form of capital punishment ever devised by man. The ancient Persians practiced it (ca. 522 B.C.); for example, when Darius, a Persian ruler, conquered Babylon (the second conquest), he had three thousand leading citizens crucified (Herodotus, The Histories 3.159). Later crucifixion became a mode of Greek execution. Following the destruction of Tyre, Alexander the ... read more »

Are Apostates from the Faith beyond Repentance?

"Please explain Hebrews 6:6. Is it 'impossible' for some people to repent of their sins and be saved? This seems to be in conflict with Peter's statement that God wants all people to come to repentance (2 Pet. 3:9)." Hebrews 6:6, especially the part that reads, "it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance," is troubling to many sincere ... read more »

Is the Bible True?

The October 25th edition (1999) of U. S. News & World Report carried a sensational cover story titled "Is The Bible True?" The sub-caption declared: "New discoveries offer surprising support for key moments in the Scriptures." The article was actually an excerpt from author Jeffrey Sheler's new book, Is The Bible True? Sheler is a senior writer for U. S. ... read more »

Jesus Christ: Approved, Disapproved, and Proved

One of the most illustrious discourses adorning the Book of Acts is Peter's proclamation on the day of Pentecost. We do not, of course, possess the entirety of the words and events of that remarkable day described in Acts 2. It is not revealed, for example, what the apostles were preaching in those new languages when they were accused of ... read more »

The Emotions of Jesus

In addition to possessing a divine nature, Jesus Christ was also flesh and blood (John 1:14), a human being. He thus shared with us the full range of human emotions. He could be happy or sad. What circumstances of life made our Lord weep? What made him joyful? A study of this theme is both thrilling and rewarding. The Tears ... read more »

The Tragedy of Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate has been enshrined forever in the cowards' Hall of Shame. Though he knew the charges against Jesus Christ were void of substance, because of his spineless politicism, he delivered the Son of God over to the rebellious Jews for crucifixion (see Mt. 27:15-26; Mk. 15:6-15; Lk. 23:13-25; Jn. 18:39-19:15). Were it not for the narratives of the New ... read more »

Another Voice from the Tomb

In another article , we published a brief article which contained details concerning a recent (and truly remarkable) discovery in Jerusalem. It was that of a stone bone-box (called an ossuary) that contained this inscription: "James, the son of Joseph, the brother of Jesus." The discovery has been dated at about A.D. 63. In our earlier piece, using several news ... read more »