The Crucifixion…What Does It Mean To You?

A Medical Description Of The Crucifixion.

Crucifixions and scourging were so common during the Gospel writer’s lifetime that it seems that they considered a detailed description of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ unnecessary and so we have only the concise words of the Evangelists: “Pilate, having scourged Jesus, delivered Him to them to be crucified — and they crucified Him.”

Unfamiliarity with the full horror of our Lord’s crucifixion can result in callousness to its horror and a too distant friendship with our Lord.

I am grateful to trauma surgeon Dr. David Acuna for his description of the effects of crucifixion on the human body which further helps my understanding of what Jesus suffered for me thus deepening my love for Him.


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