Did Jesus die on the cross, or was he just in a swoon?

@Makro74 (591)
March 8, 2010 3:22pm CST
I ask this question because by all accounts, Jesus was only on the cross for a few hours on Friday, yet crufixions usually last three days and nights. - Pontios Pilate, the governer assigned Friday knowing the Sabbath next day, why did he not pick another day? Was he assuming that Jesus would not die? - When he was taken down, his legs were not broken as is customary because a centurion said he was already dead. But why then, when a spear was stuck to his side did blood and water rush out? Surely this cannot be of a dead man? - Therefore is it plausible to assume that death did not actually occur and that Jesus simply recovered from his wounds in flesh and blood? - Is it not also plausible, that it was his disciples, startled at seeing him alive, naturally assumed a ghost, but is it not plausible that this 'ghost' rumor actually spread? Sorry to be so open, but I am just trying to piece together the logic and the assumption. What are your thoughts? Is it possible to question the death of Jesus?
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• United States
9 Mar 10
Explain since you are talking about what went on in the bible. If He did not die, how did they stand and watch Him ascend to Heaven to be with His Father?
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Probably because they did not. Why would Jesus need to ascend into Heaven anyway?
• United States
9 Mar 10
Why is it that you believe part of the bible, like He hung on the cross, but when you read something else you don't believe it. You have to believe all or none, or what's the point. If you're going to slice it and dice it, you won't get anything from it. Read it like it all could be true. I guarantee if you read with an open mind, you feelings will change.
@snoopyfan (1315)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Exactly you can't pick and choose which parts of The Bible you want to believe in. It's all or nothing.
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• United States
8 Mar 10
They did not break his legs as the others, to fulfill Old Testament scripture. Same on the spear in the side. The blood covers our sins when we accept Him into our hearts. The water represents the river of living water that we are filled with (Holy Spirit). Out of our bellies flows rivers of living water. When you are under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you will first fill Him in your belly.
• United States
8 Mar 10
P.S. Jesus is alive. You are right about that!
• United States
8 Mar 10
I don't know what you mean by keeping christianity alive? But Jesus is alive. If you want to know for sure, ask Him sincerely into your heart and to show you. If you get to know Him thru the word (Bible), you will have feelings and thoughts you'd never imagine possible. The Romans cared, because they knew the Old Testament was the word of God.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
9 Mar 10
The Romans knew that the Old Testament was the word of God, deep breath, deep breath. The Romans did not worship the god of the Bible, These Romans worshipped their emperor and a multitude of other god and goddess. If you get to know Him thru the word (Bible), you will have feelings and thoughts you'd never imagine possible. Just humor us all by sharing a few of these feelings and thoughts.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
26 Mar 10
When water came out, that meant he just run out of blood and water came out, or at least thats what i read.