The Historic Truth About The Crucifixion - The Witness of the Apostles’ Teaching

The Witness of the Apostles’ Teaching

The teachings of the apostles were built on their great faith in the death of Christ on the cross, and in His resurrection. They lived and died as martyrs for the sake of their solid faith in the atoning work of Christ on the cross. In his sermon on the day of Pentecost, Peter had said to the Jews: “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.” (Acts 2:22-23)

The apostle Paul writes in his epistle to the Romans about the truth of their justification by the atoning death of Christ, saying: “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.” (Romans 3:24-25) Then he adds: “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6-8) “

In Him we have redemption through His blood the forgiveness of sin according to the riches of His grace” (Eph 1:7) “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sin in His own blood” (Rev. 1:5)

And they sang a new song saying: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals ; for you were slain and have redeemed us to God by your blood  Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9)  For further study see the following scriptures:  Romans 10:9-10; I Corinthians 5:7; 1:18; 2:2). For further information, consult the following readings: (Acts 3:13-15; 10:4; Romans 1:4; 3:24; 4:24-25; 8:5; 6:3-4, 6; Genesis 10:9; I Corinthians 1:18, 23; 2:2; 7:5; 14:6; 26:11; 15:3-4,17,20; II Corinthians 4:10-14; 13:14; Galatians 2:20; 4:4; 6:14; Ephesians 7:1; 2:13; 5:2; Colossians 1:18,20; 2:12-14; 1:3; Philippians 2:6-8; 3:18; I Thessalonians 1:10, 4:14; 5:10; I Timothy 2:6; II Timothy 2:11,18; Hebrews 2:9,14-15; 5:8; 9:12,14; 10:10,14; 12:2; 13:12-13; I Peter 1:3,11,18-19; 2:21-24; 3:18,4,1; 5:1;

I John 1:7; 3:16; 4:10; and Revelation 1:5-7; 5:9,11)