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'''An extract from [[Bruce Barton|Bruce Barton's]] book [[The Man Nobody Knows]]'''
Crucification was a common practice in the Roman Empire. One of the cult leaders was crucified, and that's why they started calling him Christus.
:On a barren hill beyond the city walls they nailed His body to the cross. Two robbers were crucified with Him. It was over. The rabble sickened quickly of its revenge and scattered; His friends were hiding; the soldiers were busy casting lots for His garments. There was nothing left of those external influences which fire men's imaginations. Surely the victory of His enemies was complete. And yet - the lasting victory was His. "The man who loses his life," Jesus said, "shall find it."
'''Luke 23: 26 - 47'''
:As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' Then they will say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
:Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals–one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
:The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."
:The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
:There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
:One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
:But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
:Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
:Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
:It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
'''An extract from [[I will love you for the cross]] by [[Matt Redman]]'''
:Jesus Christ the sinner's friend.
:Does this kindness know no bounds?
:With your precious blood you have purchased me
:Oh the mystery of the cross
:You were punished, you were crushed
:But that punishment has become my peace
:Yes that punishment has become my peace
:And I love you for the cross
:I'm overwhelmed by the mystery
:I love you for the cost
:That [[Jesus]] you would do this for me
:When you were broken, you were beaten
:You were punished, I go free
:When you were wounded and rejected
:In your mercy I am healed
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Revision as of 16:11, 15 October 2005

Crucification was a common practice in the Roman Empire. One of the cult leaders was crucified, and that's why they started calling him Christus.