Jesus Christ: Birth and Crucifixion.
Jesus Christ came into the world through the womb of a virgin, Mary and was born in a little town of Bethlehem (Israel). “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”. Jesus went all around Israel teaching people about God and that He was the Son of God who had come to save them. He preached the message of repentance, telling people to turn away from their wicked ways and believe that He came to save them. , “..Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
The Roman soldiers and chief priests hated Jesus because He claimed to be God. Often they wanted to catch Jesus but were unsuccessful. Jesus had chosen 12 disciples (who later on spread Jesus’ message to the entire world), out of whom was Judas (whom Jesus knew would betray Him). Judas, for thirty silver coins betrayed Jesus and brought the soldiers and chief priests to catch Jesus. They seized Jesus and after whipping Him, they nailed Him to the cross and crucified Him (It was a Friday).
When the soldiers, officials and high priests saw that Jesus was dead, they laughed and mocked. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.”
Jesus’ body was wrapped in linen and placed inside a tomb, whose entrance was covered with a large tomb. Soldiers were placed at the entrance to guard the tomb. All were aware of Jesus’ claims of rising from the dead on the third day. They wanted to make sure that the disciples don’t steal the body and then claim Jesus rose from the dead.
On the third day (Sunday), early in the morning, two women who were known to Jesus went to look at the tomb. When they reached there, they experienced a violent earthquake. An angel of God came down from heaven, rolled the tombstone and sat on it. Seeing this the two guards shook in fright. The angel told the women not to be frightened and also told them that Jesus wasn’t inside the tomb. The tomb was empty with only the linen that had wrapped Jesus’ body lying there.
“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
The women with tears of joy rushed to tell the good news to the disciples and while they were on their way, they met Jesus, who told them to tell his disciples that He would meet them at Galilee. When the chief priests heard what had happened, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money and told them to say that at night the disciples came and stole the body.