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Topic: Jesus Death

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"Father Forgive Them": When Jesus said, "Father forgive them", who did He mean? [Luke 23:34, Act 3:17, Isaiah 53:12].

Jesus' Killing: Comment regarding earlier call about whether Jesus was killed [Acts 2:23, John 10:18].

Jesus' Crucifixion: Do you think that Jesus wasn't really killed, murdered, sacrificed, or executed on the cross, because He gave Himself willingly, like a suicide? [Luke 23:46, John 10:18].
Jesus' Crucifixion: Could Jesus have died any other way, rather than crucifixion, or possibly just lived His life out and still been our savior? [I Corinthians 5:7].

The Movie, "The Passion of the Christ": Did you see the movie, "The Passion of the Christ" and if so, what did you think about it and its accuracy?
How to Grow in One's Faith: What is your recommendation to a believer to help them grow in their faith? (Lecture series; Cultivating Christian Character). [Psalm 1:2].

God Suffering the Death of His Child: Did God suffer like we do when we have to put our children in the ground? [2 Corinthians 5].
God Separated From Jesus at the Cross: Was God really separated from Jesus at the cross when He died? [2 Corinthians 5:21, Psalm 22:1, Psalm 22:24].

Motivation to Kill Abel & Jesus: What was the motivation for Cain to kill Abel, and for the people to kill Christ? [I John 3:12, Mark 15:10, Matthew 27:18].

Christ Dying for Our Sins, Past, Present, Future: Did Christ's suffering on the cross include feeling the pain of my sins, as He actually felt them at that moment also-sort of outside of time? [Revelation 18:8].
Jesus' Amount of Suffering Due to Enormity of Sins He bore: Did Jesus suffer more on the cross because He was suffering for such an infinite number sins? [Revelation 13:8].

Day of the Crucifixion: What is your view of what day the crucifixion took place? [John, Mark].

Hell and Jesus' Eternal Torment: If Jesus took our punishment for sin, and the punishment is eternal damnation, will Jesus then suffer eternally? [Romans 3:23, Ezekiel 18:20-24].

Significance of Three Days in Tomb: Do you think that the three days for the time in the tomb has significance because typically the 4th day, bodies tend to decompose, and the Bible says His body would not see corruption? [Psalm 16:9-11].

Three Days in the Grave: Is there a reason why Jesus was in the grave for three days, specifically, rather than some other length of time?

Jesus' Murder as an Offering & Salvation: The idea that Jesus had to be murdered in order to make salvation a way for us, doesn't make sense. Can you defend that?

Penal Substitution, Required Payment, Parable of Unjust Servant: Would you comment on Penal Substitution-the idea of God requiring payment for the forgiving of sins and its relationship to the parable of the unjust servant? Why could He have just not forgiven without requiring payment? [2 Corinthians 5:19, Luke 16:1-13, Titus 1:2, Romans 3:25f].

Why Has Thou Forsaken Me: Was Jesus' statement rhetorical when He asked why God had forsaken Him? Did this statement come early in His sufferings? [Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46].
Jesus-Right After His Death: What happened to Jesus right after He died on the cross? Did He go to Hades? [1 Peter 3:20, Acts 2:27,31].
The Unbeliever's Separation Upon Death: Does the unbeliever sense the reality of actual separation upon their death, like Jesus did? Was not Jesus actually separated from God at that point?

Pharisees Knew Who Jesus Was: Did the Jewish Pharisees really know that Jesus was the son of God? [John 7-10, Luke 23:34, Acts 3:17].
Motivation to Kill Jesus: Why did the Jews want to kill Jesus?

Take Up Your Cross: What is your view of the prophetic implications of His own death, when Jesus said that we are to take up our cross? [Luke 9:29, John 10:18].
Speaking in Tongues: If there is no interpretation of tongues, doesn't it prove that the tongues spoken is not genuine? [I Corinthians 14:13].

Jesus a Human Sacrifice: My Jewish friend says that Jesus was a Human Sacrifice, but that the Bible speaks against that, so how would you respond to that?

The Tomb & Spice Embalming: Why would the women bring spices to the tomb of Jesus, if He was already buried? And how did they expect to roll the stone away? [John 19, Mark 16:1-3, Luke 7:46].

When Jesus Died, Did God Die Too? When Christ died, was creation without God for 3 days? [I Timothy 3].

Jesus' Time in the Tomb: How many hours was Jesus in the tomb before He resurrected?

Where Did Jesus Go After Death: What happened after Jesus died-where did His spirit go? [Ezekiel, 2 Corinthians 12, Luke 23:46].

Jesus's Tomb: What was the nature of the wrappings that were put around Jesus while he was in the tomb? Could Jesus have passed through the stone, rather than requiring it to be rolled away?

Witch of Endor: How could this event take place, Saul communicating w/ Samuel? [I Samuel 28:7-20]?
Spirits in Prision: What was actually taking place when it says preaching to the spirits in prison to the people's in Noah's day? [I Peter 3:19-20]

Contradiction is Scripture: When Jesus said, "today, you will be with Me in paradise" and yet He had not yet ascended Himself, it seems to be contradictory. Which is right? [Luke 23:43, John 20:17]

Thief on the Cross: When Jesus told the thief that he'd be in paradise that day, and what happened to Jesus during the 3 days before He was resurrected? The words; Paradise, Hades, Sheol: The use of the words “Paradise”, “Hades”, “Sheol” in scripture [Revelation 21&22, 2 Corinthians 12, Luke 16:19-31, Acts 2]

Jesus Preaching in Hell: When Christ was crucified, He supposedly went & preached to those in hell. Did He really do that? Do they get that idea from 1 Peter? [1 Peter 3:18-20]

God's Wrath on the Cross: Did Jesus suffer the wrath of the Father on the cross?
Differing Views of the Atonement: What do you think of all the different views of the atonement?

Humility & I don't know: I love listening to your program because sometimes you just say, "I don't know".
It is Finished: What does it mean when Jesus said, "it is finished"?

Jesus Dying on the Cross: Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Couldn't there have been another way? various views of the atonement

Jesus still on Cross: Catholics say Jesus is still on the cross hence what is why they have the crucifix. What do you think about that?
Transubstantiation: Same with Transubstantiation, if Jesus has to still give His blood every time they take Communion, isn't that still indicating He's still on the cross?

Mormons & JW's: What do you think of Mormons/LDS & JWs?
Jesus going to Hell: Did Jesus really descend into hell?

Glorifying the Gospel by Jesus' Death: Jesus glorifying God by His Death, is that the purpose of the gospel? What about the Resurrection? Isn't that more important?

Jesus Resurrection: Jesus' Resurrection happened on a Wednesday & rose on Saturday night, according to this caller.

3 Literal Days in the Tomb: Was Jesus really 3 literal days in the tomb?

Jesus' Death: Where did Jesus go after He died? Did He go to heaven?
Baptism by the Spirit: (question addressed after break) How do I get baptized/filled with the Holy Spirit?

Jesus' Old Flesh: What happened to Jesus' flesh after He was resurrected?

Jesus' Suffering & Death in the OT: Where does it talk about Jesus suffering & rising from the dead on the 3rd day in the Old Testament? [Luke 24:46-47, Isaiah 53]

Jesus' Proper Name: Certain groups say we must use the proper name of Jesus, YHWH.
Jesus' Death: It doesn't quite seem like 3 literal days from Jesus' death to resurrection that Jesus was in the tomb.

The Sign of Jonah: Jonah & the 40 days after he announced to Nineveh that it would be destroyed (but wasn't), is it parallel the 40 yrs after Christ's death the Temple perished?

Jesus During His Death: Where did Jesus go after He died, to hell?

Why Hast Thou Forsaken me: Did God really forsake Jesus at the cross when Jesus was yelling, "My God, My God, why hast Thou Forsaken Me"? [Matthew 27:46, Psalm 22:1, 2 Corinthians 5, 1 Peter 2]

3 Days & 3 Nights: What do you think about all these untraditional views of when the crucifixion & resurrection happened on different days?

Parallels in Jesus, Adam & Barabbas: There seems to be parallels in the Garden of Eden & Garden of Gethsemane, the guards spear in Jesus' side & water & blood came out, & seeking a counterfeit "son of the father" in selecting Barabbas instead of Jesus. [John 18, John 19]

Jesus going to Hell: Did Jesus go to hell for 3 days after He died?

The Son of God Dying: Why did Jesus have to die?

Power in the Blood: Did Jesus take some of His blood w/ Him to heaven to show His Father? [Hebrews 9:6-15]

Interlinear Greek Bible for both Manuscripts: Is there an interlinear Greek for both Alexandrian & Textus Receptus?
The Devil Understanding the Plan of Redemtion: "things which angels desired to look into", why did Jesus call Peter Satan? Satan not knowing God's plan for redemption, yet he tried to prevent Satan Jesus from going to the cross? [1 Peter 1:12, 2 Corinthians 2:8]

Jesus & Thief's Location upon Death: Where did Jesus & the thief go when they died, Hades, hell, paradise?

Christ' Blood Different than Ours: With the life being in the blood, was Jesus' blood different than ours?

Calvinism's Limited Atonement: Considering Calvinism's unlimited or limited atonement, did Christ die for the whole world or not?

Jesus' Ransom (Atonement) Involving the Atonement, who was Jesus paying the ransom to? I heard the early church thought Satan.

Former Lesbian: A former lesbian left the lifestyle.
Jesus Going to Hell upon Death: Can you explain about Jesus going to the prison in hell (1peter 3:19-21)?

Fulfilled Law & Law for Today: The law has to be being for today because of what 2 Timothy 3:16 says, & they didn't have the New Testament then, so it HAS to be referring to the law! [Matthew 5:17-19, 2 Timothy 3:16]

Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me: "My God, my God, why hath Thou forsaken Me?", why did Jesus yell this out on the cross? [Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46]

Hell, Hades & the Lake of Fire: What is the difference between hell, hades & the lake of fire?
Jesus' Death: Where did Jesus go when He died? Hades?

No one has Ascended into Heaven: I was told by a pastor that not a soul has ascended into heaven yet.
Salvation of People in the Old Testament: How were people saved before Jesus came?

Thief on the Cross: Did Jesus & the thief on the cross go to heaven the very day they died?
Jesus' Reconciliation with God: Was Jesus reconciled w/ God at His death or at the resurrection? [Romans 4:23-25, Galatians 3:14-15]

Calendar Change: I've heard that BCE & CE is in place of A.D. & B.C., what's up w/ that?

Crushing Satan's Power on the Cross: Did Jesus take care of sorcerers & occultists & their power when He died on the cross?

Jesus' Resurrection: Why did Jesus have to be resurrected? To conquer both spiritual & physical death?
Jews & Isaiah 53: If Jews don't believe that Jesus was Messiah, how do they interpret scriptures like Isaiah 53? [Isaiah 53]
Saved by Animal Sacrifice in the OT: Were the Jews saved by Animal Sacrifice in the Old Testament?

Jesus' Body not Decaying: So caller thinks the shorter time of Jesus' death & resurrection, not 3 complete days, is more accurate because it says in the Bible His body would not be corrupted, that is, so He wouldn't decay that much. What does Steve think of that idea? [Acts 2:27]

Kingdom of God Now or Later: Is the Kingdom of God right now or not until the future yet? Didn't it officially come into being right before the death of Christ on the cross, because during the Lord's Supper He said He wasn't going to take it, & even rejected it once on the cross, but right before He died, He accepted it, so was that establishing the Kingdom right then? [Matthew 26:29, Matthew 27:34, Matthew 27:48, Luke 22:15-16]

No Crosses Displayed: Every church I've visited, no crosses displayed outside or inside the building because they don't want to offend people. [Galatians 5:11]
Church's Music: What if i go to a specific church because of the form of a music they use make you feel good?

Timeline of the Crucifixion: What is the timeline of the crucifixion, death & resurrection of Jesus?

Jesus Descending to Hades: Caller thinks Jesus descended to hell like the Scripture seems to indicate because it was the "sign of Jonah". Steve's thoughts to that? [Ephesians 4:9, Matthew 12:40, Jonah 2:1-2]

"Behold thy Mother": When Jesus told John to take care of His mom, Mary, why didn't He have His siblings do it? [John 19:26-27]
Vinegar & Gall: Did this really happen like it says in Psalms of Jesus both drinking Vinegar & eating Gall? [John 19:28, Psalms 69:21]
Laid in a New Tomb: Is there any significance to Jesus being buried in a "New Tomb"? [John 19:41]

Destroying the works of Satan: If Jesus defeated Satan at the cross, why does Satan still seem so powerful? [1 John 3:8]

This day you will be w/ Me in Paradise: What place was Jesus talking about when He told the thief that he would be with Him in Paradise, Heaven? [Luke 23:43]

Jesus' Death: The Death that Jesus had to die, was it both physical, spiritual & eternal?

Jesus Going to Hell After He Died: Someone was telling the caller that Jesus went down to Hell & fought w/ the Devil & got the Keys to Death & Hades. Is that true? [Revelation 1:18, 1 Peter 3:19-20]

The Miracle of the Cross: The Miracle of the Cross was that He was humble enough to come & die for us.
Dying on the Cross: If Jesus hadn't voluntarily died on the Cross, would He have lived forever? [John 10:17-18]

Passover, Jesus' Death & Resurrection: How do we get 3 literal days & nights in Jesus' Death to His Resurrection? Does it have something to do w/ the Passover?
Spirit & Soul: Is there a distinction between the Spirit & the Soul? How does that relate to the Holy Spirt?

Duration of Jesus' Death: Where did Jesus go during His 3 days of being dead? Why did He tell Mary not to touch Him after He was resurrected? [John 20:15-17]

Jesus Being Resurrected: Why was it necessary for Jesus be resurrected? Why wasn't just the death on the cross enough? Why not just go to heaven spiritually?

Jesus, Vinegar, & the Cross: What was the Vinegar, & why did Jesus refuse it at first & then accept it, & are there any examples of Him drinking wine? John 19, Mark 15:35
Fermented Wine: Did Jesus actually drink fermented wine or not?

Making Jesus King: They wanted to make to Jesus King by force, but what were the conditions that God was looking for Him to be Savior by the Jews? [John 6:14-15]

Jesus being in the Heart of the Earth: Caller wants to give a view about Matthew 12:39-40. Literal 3 days & 3 nights Jesus being in the tomb discussion. [Matthew 12:39-40]

Words of Jesus on the Cross: Caller wants to comment on a previous call about Jesus' words on the cross.

Jesus' Sayings while He was on the Cross: "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?" "Father, I commend unto you My Spirit." "It is finished!" What did Jesus mean by these sayings, didn't He know what He was doing the whole time?

God's Plan of Salvation: Someone can't take someone else's place for their crime, but Jesus was able to.

Can't Enter Gate of the City: Where are the wicked? [Revelation 22:14-15]
Entering only through Jesus' Blood: We can only enter the gate with the blood of Jesus!

"My God, God My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me:" What if people on their deathbed shouted out, "My God, God My God, why hast Thou forsaken me"? Can you explain what Jesus was saying/doing when He said it? [Mark 15:34, Luke 22:44]
"Truly this was the Son of God": What was it that impressed the Centurion so much that he declared publicly that Jesus was truly the Son of God? [Mark 15:39]

Descending to the lower parts of the Earth: What did Paul mean in Ephesians that Jesus went to the lower parts of the earth? [Ephesians 4:8-9, Psalm 139:15, 1 Peter 3:18-22]

Jesus dying for Original Sins: Caller heard that Jesus only died for original sin, but our on going sins we have to ask forgiveness for at least once a year or they carry over.

Expiation and Propitiation: Was Jesus' death more of a "Propitiation" (appeasing the wrath of God) or was it more of an "Expiation" (removing the guilt from our record)?
Wrath of God: Does God ever get angry at us?
No condemnation: But as long as we are in Christ Jesus, even though we do sin, just like when a child disobeys a parent, God doesn't condemn us, does He? [Romans 8:1]

The Thief & Jesus in Heaven: Did Jesus & the thief on the cross go to Heaven the day they died? [Luke 23:43]

Preached to the Spirits in Prison: What did Jesus actually do during His death? What is your interpretation? [1 Peter 3:19-21]

3 days & 3 nights Jesus in the Tomb: Caller wants to comment about the questions he heard about 3 days & 3 nights Jesus being in the grave, & give his theory.

Vashti: Vashti was asked to where the crown & come to him & she refused, it that true? Was she an exotic dancer (dancing in the nude)?
3 literal Days: How could Jesus have been in the grave 3 literal days?
Relying on Theologians: Can we get everything we need to be a Christian from the Bible, or do we need a good theologian every now & then to guide us?

Jesus' Death 3 Days: How can it be 3 literal days that Jesus was in the tomb from Friday to Sunday? The math does not compute. Where does it say, "He will rise on the 3rd day"? [Matthew 16:21, 17:23, 28:63]
Preaching to the Spirits in Prison: What does it mean that Jesus went & preached to the souls that were being held captive? I thought Jesus' death was good enough for the penalty of sin. [1 Peter 3:19-21]
Getting a Handle on the Truth: Since teachers are to be held more accountable than the average person, I want to make sure i'm teaching truth, so how do I know i'm interpreting the Bible right? [Janes 3:1, 1 Corinthians 5:9]

Duration of Jesus' Death: What was Jesus doing during His Death?

Jesus Fighting Satan for the Keys: I've heard that during the 3 days of the death of Christ, that He fought w/ the Devil to get the Keys of Death & Hades. Is this true? [Psalm 16, Revelation 1:18 , Hebrews 2:14]

By His Stripes we are Healed: In Isaiah 53, by His Stripes we are healed, do you believe it is talking about Jesus' SUFFERING on the cross as well as dying on the cross, His scourging? [Isaiah 53]
Jesus bearing our guilt: Did Jesus bear our guilt as well as our penalty on the cross?

Satan's Knowledge: The Devil is the opposite of the Fruits of the Spirit, so is it possible that he just gave in to murdering Jesus even though he knew it was going to hurt him in the end just because that is his nature?

Jesus' Death being a Surprise to Satan: Was Jesus' death on the cross a surprise to Satan? Is there a possibility he didn't know Jesus was going to rise again & really defeat him? [1 Corinthians 2:7-8, Psalm 16:10]
Wednesday Crucifixion: Is it possible Jesus was crucified on Wednesday & not on the traditional view of Friday?
Bible Translations & Andrew Murray: So do you think the NKJV is the best, & what do you think about Andrew Murray?
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