3Before Jesus ever reached the cross, He faced unspeakable torture at the hands of the cruel Roman soldiers. There are accounts of Roman soldiers flogging prisoners to death. But the point of flogging was to bring them close to death so the crucifixion time would be shortened. Recent movies depict the crucifixion, but no movie could ever truly show the horror of the torture of Christ.
4You may scratch your head and ask, “Why? Why would God send His Son to die for us?” The answer is simple: LOVE. You’ve heard of a crime of passion. The cross was a place of passion. But it wasn’t our passion; it was the loving passion of God who loved us enough to send His Son to die for us.