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Unformatted text preview: the Old Testament that the Messiah would die for our sins. The crucifixion is one of the last events that prove Jesus was the Messiah, confirming the prophecies including Jesus own prophecy. Christians would not make a story like this up because crucifixion is so disgraceful and horrifying. The crucifixion is by itself the basis of the Christian faith. If there was new evidence that proved Jesus was not crucified then the Christian faith would lose much of its bearing. This event is the climax of all the gospels. It shows Gods mercifulness by having his Son being sacrificed for everyone else. It is an important belief that makes Christianity what it is and distinguishes it from other religions....
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- Spring '09