We believe he did not die on the cross. And biblically there is not much evidence to say he did die on the cross.
OK I maybe I am going to be up all night again. I can't stop thinking about all the lies being passed as educated truth.
Quote above. Well then why did the historians of the time, Josephus and Tacitus record that he did die?
Dr. Alexander Metherell MD Phd provides medical evidence in the death of Christ.
1) He was flogged "As the flogging continued, the lacerations would tear into the underlying skeletal muscles and produce quivering ribbons of bleeding flesh."
A third Century Historian described it as "the sufferer's veins were laid bare, and the very muscles, sinews, and bowels of the victim were open to exposure."
So there is a huge amount of blood loss. Historians are unaimous that Jesus survived this.
2) He was nailed to the Cross. The nails were driven into his wrists (considered part of the hand at the time) and they crushed the median nerve, the largest nerve going out the hand. His feet were also nailed, crushing those nerves.
To explain this pain Dr. Metherell provided this analogie. Take your funny bone, which is really the ulna nerve, and use a pair of pliers to crush it. That is the pain Jesus would have had. To describe the pain they made up a word for it - excruciating - it literally means "out of the cross".
When the cross was jarred into place his shoulders became dislocated.
3) He died by asphyxiation. In order to breath he'd have to push up with his feet so his diaphragm would be able to exhale and then relax again so it could inhale. Shallow breathing results in respiratory acidosis, carbon dioxide is dissolved in the blood as carbonic acid. This leads to an irregular heartbeat.
4) The lack of blood caused the heart rate to increase causing the heart membrane to collect fluid, this is called pericardial effusion, fluid would collect around the lungs, this is called pleural effusion. This is why when the guard pierced the side of Jesus water and blood would have come out.
How do I know that Nails were used to cruxify - in 1968 archaeologists in Jerusalem found remains of cruxified bodies and one still had the nail in his feet with part of the cross.
Why do I believe he was dead... Because the Roman soldiers knew their job and had seen enough dead bodies to know if one was dead or not. If they had brought down someone who wasn't dead, they faced death themselves.
I have a question for you now......
1) Do you really believe that someone that severly wounded without the emergency rooms of today, would have survived this?
2) Who do you know that would allow himself to go through this type of torture for a lie? Don't forget Jesus hadn't done anything wrong in the eyes of Rome, all he had to say was "I am not the son of God, I am not the Messiah, it was all a lie." -- but he didn't.... That is how I know he is God, no human would have done it.