Sunday, April 24, 2011
For us normal people, Easter is a time when family gathers together for a Thanksgiving or Christmas style dinner. We stuff our faces with turkey, ham, or roast beef, and sometimes even get drunk.
The religious and church going people use Easter to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Jews celebrate Passover. Ronald Weinland seems to use this time of the year for his passover and impaled on a stake theory.
Ask anyone what crucifixion means, or what a cross is and they will tell you the common explanation. Most of us have learned about what a cross is by the crucifixion story of Jesus.
During yesterdays sermon Ron said "I hate! hate! hate! the cross" He says Jesus was not crucified on a cross, he was impaled on a stake. This meaning his hands were impaled on a nail above his head. And there was no crossbeam, it was just a pole in the ground.
Like it or not Ron and PKG followers, this is how the Romans crucified Jesus Christ and many, many others during their time in Judea:
Jesus was compelled to carry his cross. The crossbeam! (Not the whole cross) The condemned person carried a timber to the site of the permanent pole, was nailed to the crossbeam, hoisted up on the pole and the feet were nailed through both ankles.
I've heard all the different methods of crucifixion and read many papers written by PhD's. I've also read the gospel of Jesus Christ. Even a healthy man could not carry a fifteen to twenty foot log ten inches in diameter. But almost anyone could carry a six or eight foot crossbeam.
Ron can't prophesy. He can't even read the bible without inserting nonsense.
Ron seems to hate it when people gather around for good food and good times. Whether it be Christmas or Easter he just hates it, because people are having fun, laughing and participating in love.