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21 March, 2008 / theexpositor

What Really Happened on the Cross?

from Camponthis 

The real suffering that Christ endured was not at the hand of Pilot’s cat-of-nine-tails with the scorpion hook he brutally inflicted upon our Lord’s body. No. But the greatest affliction occurred when on the cross our Lord became our divine substitute for us (2 Cor. 5:21) and took our sin, the penalty and guilt of our sin, and all of the Father’s wrath that burns against us and our sin that we deserved. He took it for us! As Isaiah 53 says, “It pleased God to crush Him for our iniquities.”  

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  1. Douglas / Mar 22 2008 14 23

    Sir,

    who is that picture of? Jesus Christ? The LORD of Glory? Where in the Bible are we given permission by God to display inaccurate pictures of the LORD Jesus Christ like that? To display any image or likeness? When you close your eyes to pray and worship, what vision do you have of the LORD after looking at pictures like that? Any picture or carving or painting that is supposed to represent Jesus? What formulates in your mind after looking at man produced representations of Jesus? Do they then become images conjured up in ones own mind and then in turn those images are worshiped?

    Pictures Of Jesus

    Is this what the LORD of Glory looks like now:

    Revelation 1:9I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” 12Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. 17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. 19Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this. 20As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”

    Do we know Jesus Christ after the flesh anymore and if not, why do people still produce images of what they think Jesus looks like? Are images of Jesus made in our sinful human likeness instead of God’s likeness and image?

    2 Corinthians 5:16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.

    Are images of Jesus a breaking of the second commandment? If they are, then it is sinful to reproduce them isn’t it?

    Is this book true or not?

    The Truth About Images of Jesus and the Second Commandment

  2. theexpositor / Mar 22 2008 14 30

    My dear brother,

    Lighten up…its just a graphic with no hidden meaning or reason, just a graphic. The content of the teaching is the focus, and the graphic doesnt detract from that.

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