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Thanks Larry

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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Oct 19, 2008 at 21:12

Thanks Larry,

You have given very good comments.

You are correct that the Sabbath was approaching and that they were going to break Jesus legs in order to speed up the process of his crucifixion but God had raised his spirit already and he died.

I thing if you could please clarify for me please. In your comments you mentioned something that I have seen in movies such as the passion of the Christ but i have not see myself in the Bible or Qur'an. Could you please tell me where to find?

I don't think the scriptures support that Jesus had been without sleep or rest for over 24 hrs, more or less. I don't see that in the Bible or Qur'an. If you do please show me please. Also , I don't see his torture as we saw in the passion of the Christ movie in the bible either. We know that historians are aware how the crucifixion works and what usually happened before being put on the cross and that the individual was usually beaten. For example, the two criminals next to Jesus received the same punishment and were still alive and had their legs broken to speed their deaths but God saved Jesus from that. I know sometimes we have to be careful with movies because they sometimes add dramatization that is based from theory and not always fact or in this case scripture. Also, there are some Christians who also believe in this account but that Jesus was God and willed himself to die at his choosing which is the same thing that I am saying with the exception that we Muslims know that Jesus is not God and that it was God who raised Jesus and not Jesus raising himself. I think that Muslims and Christians are saying the same thing that God raised Jesus which is the point. The difference is how we view Jesus. God is all powerful, mighty and wise and the unbelievers plots were foiled. Also remember what the followers of Jesus, his twelve, believed as we Muslims believe that Jesus was a man, teacher, messenger and prophet of God and which is what Jesus taught and called himself. His disciples did not worship Jesus or pray to Jesus. That would have been against all of Jesus teachings as we find in the Bible. Also, we see a lot of compassion displayed by the Romans in the movies that I don't see in the bible. Where is that in the bible?

Thanks again for your comments Larry and may God bless you and reward you in this life and the next.

Peace

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