How long do you think you could live if you were nailed to a cross?

It is believed Jesus hung for 3 hours on the cross - How great is your love for other people..How about for people who hurt you, ridicule you, call you all kinds of name? Jesus died not just for those who would appreciate His death..He died for all ..
United States
April 18, 2007 8:53am CST
I have been wondering if I would have the same stamina as Jesus did? I wonder how long I could survive nailed to a cross or if I would have the courage to die for Jesus and open my hands to receive the nails in my hand to save souls from hell? I say I love Jesus..but wonder..when the time came to stand for what I believe would I run or would I stay?
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@kharl143 (343)
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
i think i can last till the last drop of my blood is drained in my body.but for sure its really not that easy.even the pain itself is really hard to stand for just even just a few minutes.Jesus really did suffer a lot to save hus his beloved children...
• United States
18 Apr 07
I agree the pain itself would send us into a state of trauma and shock..No price was too great..For His love for us was and is Infinite;)+
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Jesus is very a strong person and I am not as strong as him.Honestly I dont think I could survive like he did.I dont even like a small cut so I can't imagine going through it.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
I am just like you..Get a headache...and I am reaching for the tylenol..Can't imagine how I handle the crown of thorns on my head;)+
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
23 Apr 07
When the church was very new many Christians were tortured. They were sent to the lions in the coliseum as entertainment. As the church was tortured it grew. I believe that before Jesus returns we will be enduring the same thing again. Jesus gave the Christians of that time the endurance that they needed and I believe He will do it for us. He promises to give us what we need when we need it.
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• United States
24 Apr 07
Oh I agree..but I think the type of tortue will be so much more complicated..we are a technological world..I am sure it will be centered around wires, computers and chips;)+
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I don't know too on how long I can survived. But I'll try for the greater benefit of humanity, if proven ha, not on hearsay only. And I think I will feel too the greater love and truth of the Lord when the right time will come to sacrifice. And by that time, I think I'll be ready to embrace my calling. Have a nice day LittleFrans! And I hope you like the comment I lef on your profile! Have a blessed day! (^^,)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I love the angel you left on my comment..I love Angels..I collect angels really: figurines, boooks, cups...People always give me an angel of some sort or form;)+
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• Philippines
20 Apr 07
Oh thank you very much LittleFrans for the Best response mark. I have already felt so blessed by your discussion and a best response mark is too much.(^^,) I'm glad you liked the angel. I'm looking forward to send you more soon, to add to your collection. Have a blessed day LitleFrans! and thank you again! (^^,)
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Well I love to on occasion pull a surprise on someone who really does a good job and you deserve it;)+
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• Singapore
19 Apr 07
you know, i never dare to ponder that question ...it's too hard to admit the truth. I don't think i could be that strong...i think i may have given up while bearing on the cross. It's a shame to reveal that...or at the part at being scourged...it's too painful.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I understand how you feel. I cannot think of the crucifixion without internalizing it and thus feeling deeeply inside me the sorrow, anguish, pain and torture our Jesus felt;)+
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I think I would probably die pretty quickly as I do not think that I could take the pain of being nailed to the cross. I probably would not have the strength to overcome being up there. I would not die right away but it would not take long . Jesus was very strong and certainly suffered tremendously but he did it for us and we should be thankful to him. He is much braver and stronger than me.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I don't feel you are not brave Ken, but you are surely very honest;) I know mere sight of blood keels me over .. I wouldn't be long in this world either..How much He did for us;)+
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@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I would not be able to live as long as Jesus. He really paid the price for our sins!
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I know I could not have lasted as long..I am a weakling when pain is concerned..I think I would die of fright as they are pounding the nails in to my hand.. I faint with blood..It would be all too much for me to bear;)+
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20 Apr 07
Fortunately, the Romans respected Jesus' faith as a Jew, and ended hs duffering by killing him with a spear, before sunset and the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath. God would not expect you to bear the same adversities as Jesus, so try not to worry too much about the Biblical stories, just live a good life. All the best.
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• United States
24 Apr 07
It is true Jesus lay it down..His Life..but the Romans sentenced Jesus..Jesus accepted the sentences.:)+
• United States
25 Apr 07
I would last about 2 seconds
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Jesus gave up his life at the right time. He didn't just die. If he had lasted as long as those crucified usually did his legs would have been broken and a prophecy would not have been fulfilled. Something else we are miss led about is the tree. All the pictures show the cross as being squared off but it wasn't. The cross branch was nailed to the upright post. This adds to the torture that Jesus went through if you think about the shoulders being pushed forward and the arm back.