Originally posted by mdhall
Well, we already know he loses to Roman soldiers and wooden crosses, so you may want to save those for round 2.
Apparently your New Testament scholarship needs a brush-up. Since you seem like one whose academic discipline thrives on Cliff Notes, might I suggest simply watching "The Passion of the Christ," for some corrections to your current boner-laden view.
Under re-examination you will find that Christ (most emphatically) did not
lose to Roman soldiers, nor did He succumb to the torture of the Roman cross. In possession of unrivaled human strength the Lord Jesus Christ withstood every form of beating thrown at Him throughout the numerous trials--- without uttering a word, let alone crying out in pain.
Moreover, during His time on the cross, He executed peerless breath control and focus to shoulder that pain and injustice, again, without a word of protest or so much as a whimper of pain. It was not until the sins of the world (mine, yours, Benny Hinn's, Joseph Stalin's and everyone else) were laid upon His body that a sound of pain left His lips.
Even one step further, despite the ravages of the beatings, the torture of the cross and the psychological shock of His first contact with sin, the Lord Jesus Christ gave up
His spirit. His life was not taken, He did exactly what He said beforehand that He would do: He gave up His life... no Roman soldier took it from Him.
Physically, the Lord Jesus Christ is the last
person on earth with whom I would ever want to get into a cage match. Whoever would be foolish enough to think they could match the physical control He attained through a life of discipline is an idiot worthy of the beating.