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Michael September 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

Another great article Jack. You truly are a wise man. and It is clear that God is working through you and your writings.

Jack Wellman September 11, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Thank you so much Michael. You truly live up to your name which means I believe (in Hebrew) “who resembles or who is like God?”. I do hope God is using me but the glory goes to Him, 110% my friend. God bless you my Barnabas encourager.

Derek Hill September 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

This was an excellent representation of Christ’s crucifixion. Your wealth of knowledge has imparted many facts that I had not known about Jesus or his horrendous crucifixion. This makes me love Jesus that much more. He is truly our Savior and Redeemer! God bless you brother.

In His Name Always,
Derek

Jack Wellman September 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Thanks Derek. When I consider all that He did for us I shutter with awe. I believe the most genuine and authentic replication of this event is “The Passion of the Christ” by Mel Gibson…it makes me fall to the floor in tears and adoration of our beloved Savior.

Pamela Rose Williams September 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

How can you not love Jesus for all He has done for us? Several years ago my husband preached a message in one of the weeks leading up to Easter that included these details about the horrible crucifixion process. The entire church was in tears. I had to call upon the strength of the Holy Spirit to sing a duet with my good friend after the message.

You did a great job presenting this Jack. We should all meditate upon this every now and again so that we never, ever take our salvation for granted.

Thanks for helping me to pause (Selah) for this historical lesson brother.

Jack Wellman September 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Thank you Pam. It’s like the old song, “When I survey the wonders of the Cross” it just floors me…quite literally. I appreciate it. The more I researched this, the more I was just amazed at how much God’s love was measured at Calvary.

Ronnie September 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

What a heart wrenching description. One could never fully understand what our precious Jesus suffered for the likes of us. Thank you Jesus!

Robert Driskell September 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Great article once again, Jack.
When I think of the pain He endured. I mean, I am in pain when I get a paper cut (that is not a joke, that tiny cut produces so much pain) or a splinter or a hangnail. How many times multiplied did He endure the pain of crucifixion. I can’t imagine. God bless you, Jack.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Jack Wellman September 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Thank you Robert. I bought the DVD The Passion of the Christ and this movie shows so much of what really happened and that with every view, I can not contain the tears that flow. The greatest love ever displayed in all the universe for all time was shown at Calvary.

Robert Driskell September 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Jack,
I know what you mean about The Passion of Christ. I was not prepared for what I was about to see. It is so powerful. It is probably closer to what it was really like than any other portrayal I’ve ever seen. Very powerful and moving. No matter what one’s opinion of Mel Gibson, the movie is awe-inspiring.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

jordan September 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I Thank GOD for you my Brother Jack you Bring Glory to GOD, for this article I Learn a lot. how can I understand the Value of Christ has DONE,,, Sheding His blood on the Cross. He SUFFER GREAT PAIN just to SAVE us… WE ADORE YOU JESUS!!!

Repbast1984 March 21, 2013 at 12:36 am

I believe the reason that He refused this was to take on the full brunt of all of the wrath of God for all of humanity for all time, for all of the sins that humans have committed, were committing, [correct]

and will ever commit in the future (as in today, some 2,000 years later) [not Biblical…sorry]

Robert March 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

Hello Repbast1984,
Why do you say “not biblical”? You didn’t explain anything. Curious as to why you think this view is “not biblical”. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Jack Wellman March 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

Hello Repbast1984. Thank you for your comment. Can you tell me what is wrong with Jesus covering our sins which we clearly commit 2,000 years later? How many of yours and how many of my sins were still ahead of us at Calvary? The answer: ALL of them.

SAM JACOB PHILIPS March 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Well written Bro. Jack. The pain our Lord suffered was EXCRUCIATING`, and this English word, in my opinion, should not be used to express any time of bodily pain, by anyone casually. Pain of crucifixion is no ordinary pain, and has no comparison. Our Lord`s pain was compounded by the weight of the sins of the whole world, together with human sicknesses and curses. May His name alone be glorified.

Jack Wellman March 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Mr. Phillips. You are exactly right sir. This is the strongest word that can be found in the English language for suffering and ironically it is often, as you pointed out, used too causually. There is a reason I used it also and that it is quite interesting. This can be found with the origin of the Latin word “excruciate” from which excruciating comes from and which amazingly is:

A verb (verbs are action oriented and this verb is used with an object[my own 2 cents, the “cross” was the object]), ex·cru·ci·at·ed, ex·cru·ci·at·ing.

1. to inflict severe pain upon; torture: The headache excruciated him.[here, my own opinion…to casual of a use as you noted that we tend to do]

2. to cause mental anguish to; irritate greatly.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of excruciāre to torment, torture, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + cruciāre to torment, crucify (derivative of crux cross).

So amazingly the root of this word is of the "cross." Wow. His sacrifice can not be measured with words and His suffering can not be fathomed by finite human minds.

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Alan Hitchner September 9, 2016 at 11:12 pm

Mr. Wellman,

I realize this article was posted years ago but I have learned more recently what the pass-over sacrifice was and has come to mean.
I am sure you well know of it’s significance but I feel it is profound and adds specific significance and gravity to these events in scope and scale. It is my understanding that thousands of lambs (korban) were being sacrificed at the same hour as Christ Jesus our Redeemer Messiah surrendered His Spirit to G-d. This was done at this hour as it was done in Eygypt on the eve of the release as slave captives under the pharo who was thought to be a god, now humiliated, to the people of that land.

dawnjude smith October 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm

when I think of the sins I have committed and then i see … read just what Jesus went through to save me and all of us i feel so wretched. he died the cruelest death, he didnt have to he could have backed down and saved himself he suffered so badly before in Gesthemene too he was betrayed by all and stood alone before the wicked might of Rome and hideous corrupt Jewish Rabbis who saw him as a threat.He never argued back he went meek as a lamb to his death. And I am grateful for that . I dont type this to make mmyself feel better I type i t in great shajme for the time I’ve let him down he is my Lord , Raboni, I am his sheep and I love him and fall before him. and he did this all by his grace we are all under his grace. amen

Jack Wellman October 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm

Well said sir. We are all eternally in His debt.

M April 23, 2017 at 9:33 pm

“I believe the reason that He refused this was to take on the full brunt of all of the wrath of God for all of humanity for all time, for all of the sins that humans have committed, were committing, and will ever commit in the future (as in today, some 2,000 years later). Jesus’ paid a penalty sufficient for all of the sins for all of the humans that had been born, going back into the Old Testament, that had occurred during the New Testament period, and for today, tomorrow, and ages without end.”

I struggle this entire interpretation of Jesus’s death, and I question it not as an expert but as one who seeks to learn and would like guidance.

This entire view seems to assume that (1) the Creator of the Universe, the same God who lacks for nothing, could be offended by human behavior, (2) God is so offended, in fact, that He requires sacrifice of a human being as if that sacrifice cancels an infinite number of sins and offenses, (3) this sacrifice would be a brutal, horrific, and public execution of a peaceful and great man betrayed by one of closest friends.

I have yet to find a logical explanation that addresses my concerns apart from being directed to a verse in the Gospels, Letters of Paul, etc.

Jack Wellman April 23, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Hello M. This is why the Bible says Jesus is a stumbling block of offense. God’s ways are not our ways and His ways are past finding out. Rather than question God in this why not just praise God that we can be saved from the wrath of God. Imagine a court judge and a criminal and the criminal comes in and the judge says, “It’s okay…I forgive you” but the family affected would cry out for justices. Whatever our view and how inferior it is to explain this all, the main things are the plain things (John 3:16), so we ought to thank God for that, right? Will you let your not being satisfied with the logic of this cause you to not accept it?

Sabu Jose April 28, 2017 at 7:07 am

Still why jesus should take penalty of the sins ? Why The Lord Father cant handle it other than killing ( i will not say crucifying, since it is wrong usage) ? Why this kind of “line of action” to be performed?

Thanks

Jack Wellman April 28, 2017 at 9:08 am

Hello Sabu. Why did Jesus have to die? God required a perfect sacrifice to redeem unperfect people like us. Why was it needed? God said so. If someone murdered your family and you said, “Well, we don’t need to penalize them or put them in jail…the judge says “I can handle it without putting someone in jail” you would be outraged. Please read why Jesus had to suffer and die for us at this link: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/why-did-god-send-jesus-to-die-was-it-necessary/

KAYLA October 25, 2017 at 5:57 am

Awesome Read!





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