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He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed...the LORD laid on Him the sins of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6
This is a story from Biblical Archeology Review about the Roman practice of crucifixion. It's a bit different than what we generally think it was. As terrible as we view it, it was far worse.
Roman crucifixion was one of the most painful and disgraceful methods of punishment. It was used to exert authority and control over the population.
Crucifixion by profkaren, via Flickr
This image is heartbreaking and so real - it brings the immense sorrow home! Without Christ every person stands condemned (John 3:18). I don't deserve it. Someone has to pay for sin; will you let it be Jesus?
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"but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8 #easter
Lead Me To The Cross †
We are to preach Christ crucified: in dying with Him, we rise with Him. We don't presume to partake in the Resurrection while forgoing the process-- the Cross of Christ.
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