Did Jesus Die on the Cross? I

  Christians will wonder why we are even asking this question, but the fact is that some of Islam's key teachings fundamentally contradict basic Christian truths

  Truths that have been affirmed by Jewish, Roman and even secular historians 

  Truths that are contained in what scholars call the best attested Book in the history of the world: 

  the New Testament 

  As we've already pointed out, one of the truths that Islam denies is Jesus Christ's death on the cross    

  To do so, however, Islam must ignore some of the clearest and most definitive statements of fact in Scripture, forcing us to ask:

  What part of "JESUS DIED" does Islam not understand? 

  While our translations use different words and phrases to convey the same thought: Jesus "expired," "He breathed His last," or "He gave up the ghost," all of these mean the same thing. Jesus died, period

  Here are some of the most explicit examples (bold print mine) from all four Gospels

  Matthew said Jesus died:

  "Then Jesus cried out with a loud voice again and died." Matthew 27:50 (ISV)

  Mark said Jesus died:

  "Then Jesus cried out in a loud voice and died." Mark 15:37 (GWT)

  Luke said Jesus died:

  "Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.' After he said this, he died." Luke 23:46 (GWT)

  John said Jesus died:

  "After Jesus had taken the vinegar, he said, "It is finished!" Then he bowed his head and died." John 19:30 (GWT)

  As further proof that Jesus was dead, they brought His dead corpse to a tomb and prepared it for burial

  Apart from all of the above proof, Jesus Himself said He died:

  "... I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades." Revelation 1:18

  Throughout His time with them, Jesus had repeatedly told His disciples that He was going to suffer at the hands of the leaders of the Jews, be crucified, and die

  God even sent Moses and Elijah back to earth to confirm that Jesus was going to suffer and die on the cross

  But Jesus promised His apostles and disciples that He would rise again from the dead after three days. And he did exactly as He said He would 

  Sadly, Muslims have chosen to believe that the Jesus Who never lied -- and Who could never lie -- lied, while taking the word of Muhammad,  who taught them that it is okay to lie

  The God of the Bible says, 

  "But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

  As for me, I'm going with the Man Who never lied. 

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