65 Reasons to Believe Jesus Did Not Die on the Cross


1.   Why crucifixion?

Jews wanted him to be killed through crucifixion, so they can prove that  Jesus is not a beloved of God, rather the curse of God is on him. Jews could  have killed him easily as they were in hundreds of thousands in number and very  strong. If killing should have been their desire, they could have done it  easily. Just like they paid thirty pieces of silver to one of his disciples, if  they would have paid him more, he might have done this service too. But they  wanted him to be crucified so they can prove that he is not from God, rather he  is an imposter and a fabricator. If he was from God, then God will definitely  save him. May be that was the reason that Jesus was so reluctant to suffer on  the cross.

2.   Who  wanted him to be crucified?

Two of Jesus’ disciples commented (in Luke 24:20) as follows:

And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to  death, and have crucified him. (Luke 24:20)

They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the Governor said what evil  hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying Let him be crucified…. Then  answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.  (Matt 27: 22-25)

3.   Crucifixion  was demanded by the Jews

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out,  saying, Crucify him, crucify him. (John 19:6)

The Jews answered him (Pilate), We have a law, and by our law he ought to  die, because he made himself the Son of God. (John 19:7)

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4.  One incident and many  aspects?

  1.  Romans took it as punishment of sedition.
  2. The Jews made it as a punishment of  blasphemy.
  3. Jesus considers it a  killing, when one of his disciples betrayed him.
  4. Christians think a  sacrifice presented for our salvation.

Who is right?

5.  Why  Jesus was hiding?

That’s why the Jews paid thirty pieces of silver to Judas giving them the  necessary information about Jesus.

Neither go into town, nor tell it to any in the town.  (Mark  8: 26)

And he charged them that they should tell no man of him. ((Mark 8:  30)

6.  Jesus’  prayers and supplications to be saved from crucifixion:

Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.             (John 26: 36)

And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my  father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.   (John 26:  39)

…. He went away again, and prayed the second time and prayed, saying ……and  prayed the third time, saying the same words.   (John  26:42-44)

7.  God  always hears his prayers and his  prayers were heard

And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I think thee that thou hast  heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always.        (John 11:41-42)

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and  supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him  from death, and was heard in that he feared.  (Hebrews  5:7)

 

8.   An  Angel was sent to strengthen Jesus?

And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And  being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great  drops of blood falling down to the ground.  (Luke 22:  43-44)

9.   Pilate  delays in judgment

Pilate intentionally delayed in giving his verdict and did not deliver his  judgment until and unless he was sure that due to the Sabbath, Jesus would be on  the cross for only a few hours. Jesus a thirty-three years young person was on  the cross for only few (3-6) hours.

10.  Pilate’s  complete favor to Jesus

Pilate was in complete favor of Jesus, considering him innocent, and for his  wife’s dream, was trying to save his life. That’s why Pilate wanted to use his  special right to free one person, but the Jews did not let him do it.

Pilate said unto them, whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas or  Jesus…. But the chief Priests and the elders persuaded the multitude that they  should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The Governor answered and said unto  them, whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said Barabbas.  Matt 27: 17-21)

11.   Pilate’s  wife sees a dream to save Jesus

When he sat down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him saying, Have  thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day  in a dream because of him.”  (Matt 27:19)

Why was this dream was against the purpose of the advent of Jesus, to  give his life on the cross? Her dream should have been that crucify him  immediately. Let him finish his work. But her dream was against it. Although her  dream was so special that it was mentioned in the Bible.

12.  Pilate  finds him “Not guilty

 … Pilate … he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude,  saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person. (Matt  27:24)

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13.  Earthquake,  eclipse & a storm – A sign of God’s disliking & anger

An earthquake, eclipse of Sun and a Storm, all three occurred just after the  crucifixion is a clear sign of God’s anger.

Now from sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.  (Matt 27:45)

…the earth did quake, and the rocks rent. (Matt 27: 51)

14.   Pilate  marveled

And Pilate marveled if he were already dead. (Mark 15: 44)

When Pilate was informed about the death of Jesus on the cross, he  marveled at hearing it. We know that Pilate was the most experienced person in  this field; who may have experienced hundreds of crucifixions in his time. That  is why; he knew very it well that a 33 years, unmarried young person shouldn’t  die in few hours, while the other two thieves (elder than him) were still alive  after the crucifixion.

15.   The  other two (thieves) next to Jesus were still alive so  they broke their legs

Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other  which was crucified with him. (John 19: 32)

16.   Blood  and Water – a great sign of Jesus’ life

When a soldier pierced a spear in Jesus’ side, blood and water gushed out  from his body, with full pressure, is a sign and a witness that Jesus’ heart was  still pumping and he was alive

But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came  there out blood and water. (John 19:34)

Why coming of blood and water is so important that the narrator of the  incident specially describes:

And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that  he saith true, that ye might believe. (John 19:35)

The person has put all stress on the truth of this witness, because of the  great importance of it.

17.  Why the soldiers checked Jesus alive or  dead, piercing him a spears. What was the criteria, then to  recognize?

The concept that one of the soldiers pierced Jesus a spear to check him,  either he is alive or not, does not make any sense until and unless there was  really a way of checking this way. Piercing Jesus a spear or some other way?  What was that? How did they do it? Because one of the soldiers pierced a spear  in Jesus’ body. Not to check his life or death. Otherwise they should have done  the same with other two also.

18.  Jesus  legs were not broken

But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they broke not  his legs: (John 19:33)

19.  Jesus  was not buried in the grave

The Jewish custom for the last thousands of years was to bury the  deceased in the ground. Because the disciples knew the predictions, which were  made earlier by Jesus Christ, they kept Jesus’ body in a sepulcher. If they had  buried him in a grave, he would have died. But his disciples placed him in a  roomy “Sepulcher?” Rather then burying him in the ground according to the Jewish  custom and traditions.

20.   Neither  Jews nor Christians are sure about Jesus’ death on the cross

There was a very strong earthquake, a storm and an eclipse of sun just after  the crucifixion of Jesus, that made all Jews and Romans run away from the sight.  That is why; neither Jews nor the Christians are sure about the death of Jesus  on the cross but a gesture.

21.    The  stone on the sepulcher was removed

(For a spirit, does not need to remove the  stone)

Jesus forbade Mary Magdalene to touch him.

Touch me not. (John 20:17)

Why?

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22.  Jesus said, “ He  has not ascended yet. What did he really mean?

Jesus said unto her (Mary Magdalene), touch me not; for I am not yet ascended  to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father,  and your Father; and to my God and your God. (John 20:17)

What are the real meanings  of ascension here, when Jesus said to Mary “I am not yet  ascended to my Father.”

Certainly, it was understood and very clear without any doubt that Jesus had  not ascended yet, while he was standing just in front of her. Then why Jesus  said that he was not ascended yet?

23.  Mary  did not react, when she saw Jesus alive. Why?

24.  Disciples  were terrified seeing Jesus. (Luke 24: 39)

25.    Jesus  ate food, in the presence of his disciples.

… he said unto them, have ye here any meet? And they gave him a piece of a  broiled fish,  and an honeycomb. And he took it,  and did eat before them. (Luke 24:41-42)

Jesus saith unto them, come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask  him, Who are thou? Knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then cometh, and taketh  bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. (John 21: 12-13)

A spirit does not need any food but our physical body, which becomes weak  after a while, without having food. Why Jesus needed food, if he had gone back  to his original body of God.

For forty days he was meeting his disciples to assure them that he was alive  and now going to the lost sheep of house of Israel, as he promised and assigned  by God like Jonah was assigned to the Nin-e-viets.

 …many infallible proofs being seen of them for forty days, and  speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.  (Acts  1:3)

26.    Jesus  never showed himself to the Jews (who challenged him) after  he was saved from the accursed death of cross.

27.   How come Jesus never said  “I was dead and now I am alive?

28.  Jesus’  prediction about his sign to be very similar to the sign of  Jonah

Jesus predicted his sign would be similar to the sign of Jonas.

An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall be no  sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. For as Jonas was three  days and three nights in the whale’s bally; so shall the Son of man be three  days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  (Matt 12:39-40)

This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall be given it,  but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Nin-e-vites,  so shall also the Son of man be to this generation…for they repented at the  preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.          (Luke 11:29-32)

Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in  the bally of the fish three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17)

And Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.  (Jonah 2:10)

And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go  unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it preaching that I bid thee. And  Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh.  (Jonah 3:1-3)

  1. Jonas entered into the  belly of whale alive– Jesus died on the  cross and entered in the heart of the earth dead.
  2.  Jonas remained  alive in the  bally of whale. – Jesus Remained dead.
  3.  Jonas came out alive  bodily. – Jesus came out in spirit.
  4.  Jonas stayed three  days and three nights in the bally of whale. – Jesus  one day and two  nights.
  5.  Jonas went back  to his people. – Jesus went back  to heaven. Without fulfilling the promise which he made earlier,  “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  (Matt  15:24)

Jesus should have gone to the lost tribe of Israel, as Jonas went to his  people “Nin-e-vites”, not to heaven.

29.  Appearance  of an Angel, saying, why, you looking  for a living person into the dead.

And it come to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining  garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the  earth, they said unto them, Why seeketh ye the living among the  dead.   (Luke 24:4-5)

And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen  a vision of  angels, which said that he  was alive.    (Luke  24:23)

30.  The  stone of tomb was removed

It was a physical body not a spiritual one:

And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.  (Luke 24:  2)

31.   Jesus’  prayers against his death on the cross

Jesus prayed again and over again, saying, O God, take this cup away from  him. Why he prayed against the purpose of his advent?

And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away  this cup from me….” (Mark 14:36)

If his escape from the death on the cross was not possible then why Jesus was  praying for it? Didn’t he know?

32.    Jesus  awakening his disciples, requesting for special prayers for his  safety

“…saith to his disciples, sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder…. And  began to be sorrowful and very heavy…  And he cometh unto the  disciples, and findeth them asleep, and said unto Peter, What, could ye not  watch with me one hour? Watch and pray…” (Matt 26: 36-41)

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33.  Jesus’  in flesh and bones after he had risen

Jesus showing his hands and feet to his disciples, proving and arguing them,  that he was alive bodily.

They were terrified and affrighted and supposed that they had seen  a spirit. And he said unto them, why are ye troubled? And why do thoughts are in  your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and  see for a spirit hath  no flesh and  bones, as you  see me have…. he shewed them his hands and his feet.” (Luke  24:37-40)

34.    Why Jesus needed the body  (Flesh) again?

35.   Jesus’  wounds- a great sign of his survival

Jesus through showing his wounds to his disciples was proving that he was  alive bodily:

The other disciples therefore said unto him, we have seen the Lord. But he  (Thomas) said unto them, except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails,  and put my finger into the print of his nails, and thrust my hand into his side,  I will not believe… Then he said to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold  my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: be not  faithless, but believing. (John 20: 25-27)

A Spirit can’t have the wounds. It means he was alive bodily.

Why Jesus addressed Thomas “not to be faithless but believing? Jesus  advised Thomas to have faith, but in which and what? Yes! Faith in the  fulfillment of the promise of God saving Jesus from the accursed death on the  cross which Jews had designed for him.

Why Jesus had a physical body after he had risen from the dead? Why this  physical body still had the signs of wounds? Now there should have been  nothing but his soul and spirit? Did he want to take these wounds along  with him to the heavens to show them to God? If that is the case, then, we know  very well, that these wounds alone did not kill him, but many other things  including the cross. If he needed the proofs of his service to be presented  to God, then he should have taken all his wounds including, the signs of  flogging, beating, hitting, kicking, spitting and the cross (piece of wood) on  which he was crucified.

36.   Jesus  prayers and God’s response: (Hebrews 5:7)

37.   Hungry  Jesus, asking  for food

He ate fish and a honeycomb.

38.    Jesus’  shroud: -“Shroud of Turin” a sign that Jesus was alive.

And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen  cloth.” Matt 27:59)

39.    Using  100 pounds of aloes, myrrh and some other spices on  Jesus’ body, as the manner of Jews. Whether Jews use  100 pound of myrrh, aloes and some other spices at their burial? Or there were  some special arrangements were made for Jesus’ safety. Nicodemus, who was a  physician and a disciple of Jesus, made this special arrangement before the  crucifixion of Jesus:

And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and  brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then  took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as  the manner of the Jews is to burry. (John 19:39-40)

40.    Jesus  said “I am going to ‘Galilee’ before the disciples.”

41.   An  error made by the Jews: – “….the last error shall be worse  than the first.” (Matt 27:64)

Jews accepted that they had made an error. What kind of error had they  made?  Now they were afraid not to make another error. Did they make  another error? Yes! They did.

42.   Why  Jews bribed the soldiers?

Jews bribed large money) the soldiers who had been assigned to guard the  sepulcher.

And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken council,  they gave large money unto the soldiers.”(Matt 28:12)

They bribed the soldiers to hide the fact. What was that?

43.   Empty  tomb of Jesus (the sepulcher), is a  great Mystery. Jesus body was not found in the sepulcher.

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44.   Jews  were afraid of a conspiracy: –

Jews were sure, even ahead of time that his disciples will definitely  announce, “Jesus had been ascended to heaven” as it is mentioned:

“…Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember that  that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, after three days I will rise  again. Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day,  lest his disciples come by night, and steal his him away, and say unto the  people, He is risen from the dead.”(Matt 27: 63-64)

45.   Jesus’  crucifixion- a test of Jews

The crucifixion was made criteria for Jesus’ truth.   The Jews at  the time of crucifixion said: –      “…save  thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.” (Matt  27:40)

Let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe  him.”(Matt 27:42)

He saved others; himself he cannot save.”(Matt 27:42)

46.   Could  Jesus save his life? If he is God then perhaps he could.   If he could then it is a suicide.

But, he was constantly pleading to God the Father for the bitter cup to be  taken away.

47.   Pilate’s  complete favor for Jesus; _Pilate; the Governor tried his best  to save Jesus’ life, because of his wife’s dream.

48.   Jesus  never demanded “Crucify me”, but the Jews demanded from the  Pilate, “Crucify him- crucify him.”

“Then all say unto him, Let him be crucified.” (Matt 27:22)

49.   Jesus  defended his case in the court, argued with the Jews, and  refuted their accusations. Jesus never said, “Hurry up crucify me, for I have  come, just for this purpose, although I am already 4000 years late, going by the  Biblical calendar and time of Adam and Eve.”

50.   Jesus  never went to the cross happily, but in miserable situation.

51.    Who  compelled Jesus to be crucified and why?

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52.   Jesus said: “For  salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22) What it means? And why only for  the Jews?

53.  Crucifixion  – a killing in the eyes of Jesus.

Why go ye about to kill me? (John 7:19)

But you seek to kill me. (John 8:40)

For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered  into the hands of men, and they shall  kill him; and after that he is  killed, he shall rise the third day.   (Mark 9:31)

54.  Jesus complained to God, why have you  forsaken me? It means, God for his safety made a promised.

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli,  Lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, My God, why have hast thou forsaken  me? (Matt 27:46)

55.  In Jewish law, the  “Crucifixion” was an  accursed death”-

“…for he that is hanged is accursed of God” (Deut 21: 23)

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse  for ud: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.”  (Galatians 3: 13)

56.  Why the disciples of Jesus, when  they met him in Galilee, still had  some  doubts?      “…Some  doubted” (Matt 28:17)

What kind of doubts and what about?

Did they have doubts about Jesus being alive and saved from the accursed  death of cross or some thing else?

57.  Jesus said,   “Even so every  good tree bringth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringth forth evil  fruit.” (Matt 7:17)

How come that this heinous crime of persecuting him mercilessly brought such  a good result?

58.  Making  his arrest is a greater sin

Jesus answered (to Pilate); He that delivered me unto thee hath the  greater sin.” (John 19:11)

How a greater sin can bring salvation to the world. Sin means, being  disobedient to God, breaking His laws and commandments.

“…the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. (Matt  26:45)

59.  Jesus accursed Judas for his  betrays.

Jesus said, “…but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed!  It had been good for that man if he had not been born.” (Matt 26:24)

But, it was Judas who made the salvation possible. If he had not been born,  there would not have been any salvation for us.

Jesus said, “It had been good … if he had not been born.”

Why the contradiction?

60.  Who can kill God? God is Holy. Nobody can kill God. God is eternal and immortal, free from the  suffering of death. He is always alive. He is out of the approach of the human  hands. Sinners’ hands cannot reach Him or harm Him.

If Jesus died for three days and three nights, then he is no longer eternal  and hence not co-equal to God the Father.

61.  Why Jesus (if he was a God) let the  Jews and Romans disgrace Him and do all kind of insulting and  persecution? What “The Most High” means and “God is Great.”  God is not supposed to be humble and show not only humility, but actually  disgrace at the hands of His enemies.

62.  Jesus never mentioned that the  purpose of his coming was to give his life on the cross.

63.  Salvation through keeping the commandments  of God:

 Jesus  never mentioned that people’s salvation is in believing Jesus’ death on the  cross. Rather he promised that the heaven’s eternal life is in following and  obeying the commandments of God. As it is in the Book of Matthew:

And behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I  do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me  good? There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into  life, keep the commandments. (Matt 19:16-17)

64.  If salvation through crucifixion, then the  credit goes to Jews, Romans & Judas

They are the Jews who demanded from the Roman Governor Pilate to put him on  the cross. And Judas betrayed Jesus and made his arrest possible; otherwise  Jesus was hiding in the garden of Gethsemane. Chief Priests paid thirty pieces  of silver to Judas for informing the authorities for his arrest.

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65.   A  soldier saw Jesus walking, informs the chief priest

The watch” who saw (Jesus and his disciples meeting and  going) all these things, told the Chief Priest in the city.

Now when they were going (Jesus and his disciples), behold, some of the watch  came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were  done. (Matt 28: 11)

Read more: http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2012/04/religion/christianity/65-reasons-to-believe-jesus-did-not-die-on-the-cross#ixzz2reJIQ3Vu

 

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