The Gospel of Mark in the New Testament of the Bible does indeed stress the importance for the son of God to suffer and die on the cross.
Beginning in Mark chapter 8 verse 27, Jesus began asking His disciples who people thought he was. There were various replies—some thought He was Elijah; others thought John the Baptist. When Jesus asked Peter who he thought Jesus was, Peter replied: "You are the Christ." Christ means "anointed one." The Jews had been promised a Messiah who would deliver them. For Peter to recognize that Jesus was the one they had been promised was significant.
Jesus went on to explain what had to happen. Here is Mark chapter 8, verse 31, from the New International Version of the Bible (NIV):
"He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed, and after three days rise again."
All that Jesus spoke in this verse was prophecy and was fulfilled. The...
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