Noteworthy Miracles From God On The Day Of Christ’s Crucifixion
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
by Joel Hendon
The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, the Son of the Almighty God was, within itself, an episode of massive importance. It was such that it has dominated the minds of men for two millennia. It fulfilled the purpose of God to establish a means of salvation for His creation. And the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, proved that death was not the end. It destroyed Satan’s power over humans. And Jesus was the first person ever to be raised from the dead, never to die again.
(1) Three hours wherein the sun was darkened, causing darkness over the entire world.
(2) The veil of temple was torn from top to bottom.
(3) The Graves of the righteous dead were opened.
(4) A very unusual earthquake occurred.
(5) Those righteous dead were resurrected temporarily.
This article concentrates on the darkening of the sun. This is described in the scriptures and in secular writings:
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. (Matthew 27:45 KJV)
And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. and unto the ninth hour. (Luke 23:44-45 KJV)
Tertullian, one of the early uninspired Christian writers, had this to say: “In the same hour too, the light of day was withdrawn, when The sun at the very time was in his meridian blaze. Those who were not Aware that this had been predicted about Christ, no doubt thought it an Eclipse. You yourselves have the account of the world-portent still in your Archives.”
Pontius Pilate sent the following report to Tiberius, emperor of Rome: “And when he had been crucified, there was darkness over the whole earth, the sun having been completely hidden, and the heaven appearing dark, so that the stars appeared, but had at the same time their brightness darkened, as I suppose your reverence is not ignorant of, because in all the world they lighted lamps from the sixth hour until evening. And the moon, being like blood, did not shine the whole night, and yet she happened to be at the full.”
Many have attempted to give a natural explanation to this phenomenon as being an eclipse of the moon, however, this is an invalid assumption. This occurred during the Passover which was during the full moon.
Discussions of the other miracles will be presented in future articles.
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