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Was Jesus Spared from Death, as Muslims Claim?

Muslims quote Hebrews 5:7 to try and argue that Jesus was spared a cruel death and not crucified:

  "During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence." Hebrews 5:7

  As with most Muslim assertions, this is another verse which they have to wrench out of its context to support a claim which has neither historical nor doctrinal Biblical support. Neither does it find any support in secular history.

  But Hebrews is one of the worst of the Books of the Bible to choose for making this claim, as it is chockfull of information that belies the allegation that Jesus never died on the cross. This is one of the most easily disproven of Islam's errors.

  Any reader of the Book of Hebrews will find that it teaches at some  length on the High Priesthood of the Messiah, Jesus. Those familiar with the Torah know that it was YHWH Who instructed Moses to ordain a Levi…

The Alexamenos Graffito

Christians have been persecuted for almost 2,000 years now. Despite the abundance of evidence for Christianity, we have been mocked and ridiculed for putting our faith in a God Who loved His creation so much that He came to earth, took on the body of a man and suffered torture and death on a cross on behalf of sinful man to save us from our sins. 

  One form of mocking today has come in the form of denial that Jesus Christ actually did exist, died and rose again. Muslims, on the other hand, deny that He was crucified at all. But time and time again, archaeology has found only proof of the historical accuracy of the Bible. Scholars tell us that, to date, nothing has been found to invalidate the Bible. And the discoveries are continuing today to make the case for our Yahweh God.

  Here is one such find that was made as far back as 1857. It is called the Alexamenos Graffito:

The inscription reads, "ALEXAMENOS SEBETE QEON" or in Greek, "ΑΛΕΞΑΜΕΝΟΣ ΣΕΒΕΤΕ ΘΕΟΝ" A negative i…