What happened at the moment of Christ’s death?

What happened when Jesus took his last breath?

As he took his last breath, spasmodic earthquakes shook the earth in grief. And in the Temple of Jerusalem, the veil was ripped from top to bottom. The veil, most biblical scholars agree, was the curtain separating the other parts of the Temple from the holy of holies.

What did Jesus cry out on the cross?

On the cross Jesus said “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34b). Jesus felt abandoned, forsaken, because He really was abandoned in fulfillment of the Scriptures. Jesus, who knew no sin, was made to be sin on behalf of all who would believe (2 Corinthians 5:21a). This transpired on the cross.

Why did Pontius Pilate crucify Jesus?

Pontius Pilate served as the prefect of Judaea from 26 to 36 A.D. He convicted Jesus of treason and declared that Jesus thought himself King of the Jews, and had Jesus crucified.

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