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This is a story from Biblical Archeology Review about the Roman practice of crucifixion. It's a bit different than what we generally think it was. As terrible as we view it, it was far worse.

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John Stephen Piper (born January 11, 1946) is a Calvinist Baptist preacher and author who served as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 33 years. Piper hit the evangelical scene after the publication of his book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (1986) and has continued to publish dozens of other books further articulating this theological perspective.In 1994, he founded Desiring God Ministries.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897 –1963) was an American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor. 44 years of ministry, associated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), a Protestant Evangelical denomination. Among the more than 60 books that bear his name, at least two are regarded as Christian classics: The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy. His books impress on the reader the possibility and necessity for a deeper relationship with God.

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We are to preach Christ crucified: in dying with Him, we rise with Him. We don't presume to partake in the Resurrection while forgoing the process-- the Cross of Christ.

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He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed...the LORD laid on Him the sins of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6

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Jesus & Pontius Pilate ~ Ecce Homo {Behold the Man} ~ artist Val Buchkov

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Roman Catholic - The Mysteries of the Rosary are meditations on episodes in the life and death of Jesus from the Annunciation to the Ascension and beyond. Each of these Mysteries contemplates five different stages of Christ's life. - The Sorrowful Mysteries

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MORE PRoof- RELIGION is what crucified Christ....EYES OPEN> THAT SAME DEMONIC SPIRIT IS OPERATING AT AN ALL TIME HIGH THESE LATTER DAYS*

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Lord, Make Me Meek-Meekness is a virtue that moderates our feelings of impatience and revenge. Meekness is the virtue necessary to restrain our passions. It is a most amiable virtue in that it disarms our opponent’s anger and makes us a true disciple of Christ, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Mt. 11:29 If we want to imitate our Savior, then we also have to imitate His meekness, otherwise we are not truly Christian. Meekness is also important to conquer the anger in…

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