Crucifixion Essay

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Jesus’ crucifixion is a remarkable story in the Christian light. The story tells of how Jesus Christ was accused of blasphemy, then taken to Pontius Pilate for a ruling to be killed. Pilate found him innocent, but in attempt to find a reason to kill him, he let the crowd decide Jesus’ fate. Stirred by the Jewish chief priests, the crowds shouted, "Crucify him!"
Jesus was beaten, mocked, and spit on before His crucifixion. A crown of thorns was placed on His head, and he was stripped while also being forced to carry His own cross. He was led to Golgotha where he would be crucified, and offered a mixture of vinegar, gall and myrrh to drink but refused. Stake-like nails were driven through His hands and feet, crucifying him to an old rugged cross between two convicted criminals. Jesus talked to people from the cross, and even called out “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” At that point, darkness covered the land. A little while later, as Jesus gave up His spirit, an earthquake shook the ground, ripping the Temple veil in two from top to bottom. (Matthew 27:32-54)

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