“And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.”
King James Version (KJV)
Rev. Autrey's comment on 2014-06-27 10:11:39:
Matthew 27, verses 32 and 33 read, '32 Along the way, they came across a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus cross. 33 And they went out to a place called Golgotha which means 'Place of the Skull ' . These verses will have no meaning if we do not understand that it was God himself who went to that cross. It was not a substitute. It was not someone else, or a second God, or a little God, or an emanation of God. Many people say it was, but they are wrong. Only God can forgive sin, so only God has the right to die in our place to remove our sins. Consider this. Hebrews 1 reads, 'But to his Son he says, YOUR THRONE O GOD ENDURES FOREVER AND EVER. Notice that the Son Jesus is called God. Then in verse 9 God says to the Son, YOU LOVE WHAT IS RIGHT AND HATE WHAT IS WRONG. THEREFORE, GOD HAS ANOINTED YOU. This is translated, HAS MADE YOU CHRIST. This proves that the Christ is God. Speaking of the Son, verse 11 says, 'LORD, IN THE BEGINNING YOU LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH. Who else but God can be said to be our creator. What more proof do we need? Those who still do not believe are just not thinking right. They have set their minds against Christ, and just do not want to admit who he is. But in order for us to be saved we must confess that JESUS IS LORD OR GOD. Please let us make that confession! God bless you!
DLC's comment on 2013-12-14 20:15:29:
Matthew 27:32 Shows that Jesus did not carry the cross at all.