Friday, July 18, 2008

Meditations for Muslims: The Fact and Significance of Jesus' Death

The following quotations are selected portions from the Injil on the fact and significance of the death of Jesus on the Roman Cross around 29 or 30 AD on the 14th day of the lunar month of Abib (About April).

I will leave out repetitions.

Prophecy:

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22:1 (NIV)


Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. Psalm 22:16, 17 (NIV)—The prophet David about 1000 BC

These two prophecies were fulfilled when Jesus died on the cross.

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:45, 46 (NIV)

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34 (NIV)

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. "Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, "They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.” So this is what the soldiers did. John 19:23, 24 (NIV)

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:13, 14 (NIV)


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