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Why was Christ crucified on the cross rather than stoned?

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35yoamom

Asked by 35yoamom at 1:03 AM on Aug. 29, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Because his 'offense' was so great they wanted to make an example out of him. To be crucified is far more harsh than to be stoned. Hope this helped.
    sheenathefat

    Answer by sheenathefat at 1:04 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • It was the Romans who sentenced him, and crucifixion was their worst death. They were making an example of him.
    montanagal2005

    Answer by montanagal2005 at 1:06 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • There was rock shortage at the time. The were on rations. Only so many stonings a month. ;)
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 5:59 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Because the Caesar at that time was a sick man..... (not that I believe it happened... but, ya, this man got some sort of perverse pleasure in watching or hearing about any crucifixtion)
    Kaelansmom

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 6:03 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Zoey, I love it, lol.

    But yeah, what everyone else said. It was what Romans did at that time.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:10 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Because he was tried under Roman law, and not under Jewish authority. And that just happens to be how the Romans did it.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:38 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • In addition to what bandgeek said, the fact that Jesus died on a cross, which is a very big pagan symbol, and then defeated that death and rose again, shows His power over other gods and religions. He was crucified on a symbol of Satan, Satan probably thought maybe he had won, but Jesus rose again and defeated that death! Hallelujah!
    Laura2U

    Answer by Laura2U at 11:30 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • The Jews screamed him to be crucified. Luke 23:21 I believe it is prophecy, no? Yes?
    2tinyhineys

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 1:35 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • It was the death penalty for those days and the Jews were for the crucifixion. Plus they wanted crucify him with two more common thief as if he was not more special.
    Ladyblue38

    Answer by Ladyblue38 at 4:50 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • The Jews asked for him to be crucified, it was also prophesied that He would be. It was how the Romans killed their prisoners. He wasnt the only one crucified that day. So were two others.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

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