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Is there any other way Jesus would have died, if not by the cross?
It is said that Jesus died on the cross and for that reason there are various theories on his death and why he died. That is to say, some Christian belief he just came to die for the sin of man while others think the Jews killed him because they didn’t like what he taught.
The man, Jesus Christ, was said to have great powers and he performed a lot of miracles.
He healed the sick.
He also restored sight to the blind.
He made the lame to walk.
He turned water into wine.
He feed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fishes and had left over of twelve baskets.
He raised the dead from the grave.
He walked on the sea.
He also did cast out evil spirits.
He was crucified and he was alleged to have resurrected on the third.
He said, all power in heaven and earth was/is given to him.
The above is just a part of what is recorded that Jesus did. Then the question is how else do we expect such a man to die? Elijah did not see death. It was said, he was carried away by a chariot of fire to heaven. Elisha died but he was still powerful even at death in that it was said that a dead man that was thrown into his grave resurrected after the corpse touched his bones.
Therefore, assuming the Jews did not kill Jesus on the cross, how else would he die?
Is it possible that Jesus would live and get old and die?
Is it possible that he would have died of sickness, if the Jews did not kill him?
May be when we think about this then it becomes clear that some selected men are destined to die by a predetermined means. These includes some of those men that died by an assassins bullet. After all some people claim that everything that happens is said and is believed to be destined to happen.
Therefore, how else would Jesus Christ have died if not by the cross.