Great Crucifixion Quotes

We are coming up to Good Friday and I have compiled for you a list of crucifixion quotes from Biblical and non-Biblical sources. I have left the best one for last!

“The earthly form of Christ is the form that died on the cross. The image of God is the image of Christ crucified. It is to this image that the life of the disciples must be conformed; in other words, they must be conformed to his death (Phil 3.10, Rom 6.4) The Christian life is a life of crucifixion (Gal 2.19) In baptism the form of Christ’s death is impressed upon his own. They are dead to the flesh and to sin, they are dead to the world, and the world is dead to them (Gal 6.14). Anybody living in the strength of Christ’s baptism lives in the strength of Christ’s death.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

“[Jesus] tilted His head back, pulled up one last time to draw breath and cried, “Tetelestai!” It was a Greek expression most everyone present would have understood. It was an accounting term. Archaeologists have found papyrus tax receipts with “Tetelestai” written across them, meaning “paid in full.” With Jesus’ last breath on the cross, He declared the debt of sin cancelled, completely satisfied. Nothing else required. Not good deeds. Not generous donations. Not penance or confession or baptism or…or…or…nothing. The penalty for sin is death, and we were all born hopelessly in debt. He paid our debt in full by giving His life so that we might live forever.”
― Charles R. Swindoll

As a reward for their efforts, however, those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death, thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified. Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.
Josh McDowell

Nobody’s perfect. The only one that ever was, was crucified.
Loretta Lynn

[There should be plenty of visuals to watch, including realistic depictions of the way Christ was tortured before his excruciating crucifixion. Caviezel, also a practicing Catholic, spent 15 days on the cross during shooting and was scourged so realistically that he dislocated a shoulder at one point.] There’s an immense amount of suffering on this, … Fortunately, God is helping me.
~ Jim Caviezel

It is a crime to put a Roman citizen in chains, it is an enormity to flog one, sheer murder to slay one: what, then, shall I say o f crucifixion? It is impossible to find the word for such an abomination.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero

If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas.
Jean Cocteau

In a profound sense we may say that the crucifixion, however else we may interpret it, accuses human nature, accuses all of us in the very things that we think are our righteousness.
– Sir Herbert Butterfield
History and Human Relations.

And finally the prophesy of the crucifixion 1000 years before it happened:

Psalms 22:11-18 (HCSB)

11 Do not be far from me, because distress is near
and there is no one to help.
12 Many bulls surround me;
strong ones of Bashan encircle me.
13 They open their mouths against me—
lions, mauling and roaring.
14 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are disjointed;
my heart is like wax,
melting within me.
15 My strength is dried up like baked clay;
my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
You put me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded me;
a gang of evildoers has closed in on me;
they pierced[g] my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my bones;
people[h] look and stare at me.
18 They divided my garments among themselves,
and they cast lots for my clothing.

God Bless

Brian Mason

So When The Crosses Are Gone, Then What?

I recently listened to a sermon from Michael Youssef of “Leading the Way Ministries” and the subject was “When the Crosses Are Gone”, also the title of his new book. He explains in the book and his sermon that the Christian Cross is being purposely “removed” from the sight of the public all across America. There are many examples that he gives:

– The removal of the Ground Zero Cross in New York City that just “happened” to be two pieces of steel support beams that welded together from the intense heat.
– The Hundred Year Old Crosses in San Diego.
– A single Cross in the Mojave Desert that was erected in honor of the WW1 Veterans.

1 Corinthians 1: 18 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

There are many more examples of this “Cross Removal” in his book and his sermon that can be accessed from the Ministry Website. And some of the sources actually condone this action and call themselves Christian!

Dr. Youssef says, ” that removal of the Cross is the very destruction of the Western Civilization itself! Western Civilization was built upon the logic of the Cross”. He further states; “The Atheist and Anti Christian forces know the power of the Cross, and more than some of the Church goers themselves! To the enemy powers, the Cross is a dangerous symbol. To remove the Cross equals removing the True God from Society”.

I believe the Cross shows us our weakness, and we cannot save ourselves. We need the Savior Jesus Christ! The Cross shows us redemption, mercy and answers to our deep problems. The Cross is convicting as well as condemning! In 1917 Lenin took down 50,000 Crosses and replaced them with Red Stars!

Matthew 10: 38 38 And anyone who does not pick up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

The cross is so offensive to the public eye it must be removed from sight! Why is this? It is because the Cross says we are sinful.

We have to as Christians and believers, get off our collective butts and put a stop to this insanity! We need the Savior! The Cross is meant to make us all uncomfortable! It shows our human weaknesses and desires! The Latin word for Cross is “Crux”. You remove the Cross (Crux), you remove Christ and surrender to Evil forces. Just look at the Nations that have no more Cross and have crumbled into cultural suicide!

Are we going to replace the Cross with Mosques and Minarets? Instead of walking in the shadow of the Cross are we going to waking up to Islamic wailing before dawn? It is happening right before our eyes at this very moment! Look at how Islam has been allowed to take over some American towns and taking root in the cities? We also must be on the lookout for this abomination called Chrislam. Don’t let that lull you to sleep either. We must look at the track history of the result of allowing Islam into our culture. It is not favorable! Please Christians, I pray you heed this atrocity that is happening! Let’s stay awake and fight these forces set out to destroy Christianity and Western Civilization.

1 Peter 2: 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

God Bless,

Brian Mason