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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Dec 29, 2008 at 12:14

Hi btilly,

Here is your answer my friend.

The unbelievers were mocking Jesus and were trying to kill him by crucifixion but could not. God raised Jesus to himself clearing him of their schemes and falsehoods below:

The falsehoods
Luke 23

And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God."[35]

The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him sour wine,[36]

and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself."[37]

Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, "If you are the Christ, save yourself and us." [39]

Here is where God saves Jesus and clears Jesus of the falsehoods:

Luke 23

Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. [44] Here it says that Jesus was on the cross for a very short time (9hrs) and therefore was a long ways from dying from crucifixion which takes 2 to 3 days or longer before you die from it.

Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. [45]
This was a sign to the unbelievers of God coming to Jesus defense and that their plans are about to be foiled.

And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Having said this, he breathed his last. [46] As you can see he was still very strong and no where close to death and this is when God raised him up to himself basically saving him from the falsehoods of "if you are the Chirst save yourself. God saved him making fools of them all.

So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous Man!" [47] You see the Romans knew what had just happened and that something extraordinary and miraculous with this crucifixion. It was a miracle for Jesus to be saved from the crucifixion and so the Jews did not get the satisfaction in killing him as they had planned.

And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breast and returned. [48] As you can see the Jews were very, very, very, angry that God's plan was better than theirs. They did not get the satisfaction in killing Jesus because God did not give them the power to kill Jesus and all through out his ministry they did not have the power or the Romans. It only appeared to them that they killed him.

Why did they beat their breast? Was this anger that they failed to kill him? Was it that they were beating their breast in triumph when he died? There is much conjecture in why they did that. Let's look what the Qur'an says about that.

Quran 4:157-158
That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";― but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.― (157) Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. (158)

But all his acquaintances, and the women who followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things. [49] The Jews and Romans tried to kill Jesus but failed. Most people don't bother to read these scriptures and see what was really happening here.

The evidence in the scriptures shows that God raised Jesus spirit and then raised his body after. They killed him not. The scriptures from the Qur'an are not new. Jesus's disciples said the same thing but most of those writings were hidden and not included in the Bible and were called heretical and destroyed. Praise God for the Qur'an or we would not have these and other truths that were also corrupted.

Peace

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