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Is there any other way Jesus would have died, if not by the cross?

Updated on November 17, 2013

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.


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      davidkaluge 5 years ago

      Thanks Aaron and love endures. I trust you people made a point. Aaron, we know that Jesus claim that he was not perfect and the idea of without sin was used mainly by his followers and others. It may be because of his innocent death. Love endures said that sin can not be really defined not that displeasing God is not sin, in fact it is the known and easiest means of knowing sin. But it seems that sin is relative based on religious stand in that what is considered sin in one religion may be normal in another. For instance, the idea of a man marrying many wives, drinking of alcohol, eating of some foods/meats like that which the bible instruct the Jews not to eat (Swine) among other issues.

      The main thing is that we all have destined way to leave this earth and this is especially so for men with purpose. That is those men that served/helped humanity one way or the other. It does not mean that it do not apply to others since God knows the end from the beginning.

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      loveendures 5 years ago

      I agree about what you wrote and you summerized nicely that Sin is anything that is displeasing to God.

      You have literally explained and I am not against that. I also may add a deeper metaphorical but truer explanation. Satan is also God's creation and I find the reason for Satan figure is for me 1. to give the full freedom to choose 2. there is duality in this world like good and evil dark and light etc for us to make clear distinction and become more righteous. without Satan there would not be Bible.

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      AaronHubb89 5 years ago

      The sin was that Adam, who had been told NOT to eat of the tree did so anyway because the serpent said that to do so, would make them like God. That is a transgression of the first, fifth, and tenth commandments alone.

      1. Though shall have no other gods before me. Adam broke this commandment because he believed something/someone else besides God alone, he put his faith in something else other than God.

      5. Thou shall honor thy father and mother. In essence, well not even in essence, God WAS Adam's father and Adam brought shame to Him because he blatantly disobeyed.

      10. Thou shall not covet. Adam was obviously unsatisfied, thinking about how the "grass might be greener on the other side". We should be satisfied with what we already have because everything we have is a blessing.

      God told Adam that if he ate of the tree he would surely die. God is not required to give a reason to us why He wants us not to do anything just like a parent isn't required to explain their reasoning on why they don't want children to do things that are displeasing.

      To answer the very first part of your question @loveendures. Sin is anything that is displeasing to God.

      P.S. The Bible doesn't say if it is an apple, that's a common misconception.

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      loveendures 5 years ago

      To Aaron

      What is Sin ? Eating an apple? Was that bad ? Adam did not kill, lie, steal, did not covet, did not do adultery nor he was a homosexual. The fruit was pleasing and tempting. Does that amount to sin? If God were to be very clear about what is sin and what is not sin then he should have created 2 separate trees, one for the knowledge of Good (sinless) and another for the bad knowledge ( sinful) That did not happen as we read the story. There is something we are missing at the grass roots.

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      AaronHubb89 5 years ago

      Jesus died and that was the plan since the Creation of Adam. If you look at everything that happens in the Old Testament, every story is a reflection, however foggy, of Jesus Christ and what he would do. Adam was like Jesus in that they were both the beginning and both were not born into sin, the difference is that Adam DID sin whereas Jesus never did because he was born perfect. Then the story of Moses and how he led his people out of slavery is metaphorical in a sense to how Jesus will shepherd his people out of spiritual slavery. David was considered a man after God's own heart and even though he broke God's heart by breaking every law on the 10 Commandments, he was still called a man after God's own heart. Jesus went into the wilderness to be tempted and he came out unscathed from tempation, He did not fall. Everything is an example of what was to happen in the New Testament. Everything happens for a reason, even if we cannot see why. Glad you asked some of these questions, it allowed me to challenge why I believe what I believe.