Jesus Christ Crucified?
observe that this is a startling question to be posed by
a Bible founded Christian group. After all the Apostle Paul
plainly stated to the congregation at Corinth that, I determined
not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and him
crucified. (1Cor 2:2) So why do we ask this question? We
ask this question because there are many who believe that
Jesus was not crucified on a cross.
The Jehovah Witnesses claim that Jesus was not crucified
but impaled (executed) on a stake. Nowhere in the New World
Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures, published
continuously since 1950, will you find the physical instrument
of our Lord’s death referred to as a cross, nor the
action itself as a crucifixion – the term used throughout
the Christian world. For example, we read in the NWT (Matthew
10:38) "And whoever does not accept his torture stake
and follow after me is not worthy of me."
sacrifice of Jesus is fundamental to the Christian faith,
yet most Christians cannot reasonably explain why God required
the death of his only son before he could begin to forgive
a single person (Heb. 9:22). What does Jesus sacrifice accomplish
and how does it redeem us? Why did God require his sacrifice
in the first place? Will only Christian's benefit from Jesus'
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Divine Plan of the Ages
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title of this series of studies -- The Divine Plan of the
Ages, suggests a progression in the Divine arrangement,
foreknown to our God and orderly.