ChristianityDid Jesus Christ die on the cross? Arguments are required with references and evidences.

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There really is no way to give evidence for this.  Christians of course believe that Jesus did die on the cross.  The reasoning here is that he was both truly God and truly man.  If he was truly man, he had to be able to die on the cross.  However, this is not something for which there is evidence -- it is an assertion based on faith.  There have been whole "heresies" based on the idea that Jesus was not truly man and therefore did not die.  So people who called themselves Christian could believe that he did not.  However orthodox Christianity holds that he did (once again, only as a matter of faith).

ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If we believe in Christ, then we must believe that he did die on the cross. We know this based on the faith we have in the major document of our faith--the Holy Bible. Faith cannot be proven--hence why it is called faith. We also would know that he gave his life so that the sin nature of man could be cleansed in order for man to once again be able to commune with God. Once again this is based on faith--not by sight but by faith.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The problem is, we can't really prove any of this.  It happened a long time ago, obviously.  But the 2,000 years of history are not the problem.  This is and always has been an important, highly controversial issue.  Too many fingers have been in the pot, so to speak.  The Bible itself has been translated too many times for us to be sure of the meaning, and of course it is not necessarily straight history.

mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There is documentation of the burial of Jesus after His crucifixion.  The shroud in which He was laid has an imprint of Jesus's body, and actual photographs of this shroud have been made.  You will need to research this on a search engine, probably.  But, there has been a book written that contains the documentation you request.

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As Christians we believe in the Bible. The Bible tells us that Christ died on the cross for our sins. It also goes on to tell us that Christ was resurrected three days after his death by crucifixion.

picturesque | Student

Can anyone negate me??

I have stated many facts above, is there any Christian to negate these facts??

picturesque | Student

Who said that faith can not be explained ??

And it is written in the Old Testament that one who dies on the cross is accursed. So is according to Bible Jesus Christ 'accursed'??