Which religions believe Jesus didn't die on the cross, that a substitute was used?

I can think of one! That religion is the Muslims. Now, Matthew 27:50 says, "Jesus shouted again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit." The Muslims do not believe Jesus actually died on the cross. Rather they theorize that a substitute died in His place (Sura 4:156-158). But the gospel is unanimous in attesting that Jesus Himself hung on the cross and expired.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The religion of Islam has it in their belief statements.

  • tacoma
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    How sad that evey lie imaginable has been

    told by satan and all the evil people.

    Makes one have to stop and wonder why

    just one man ( according to them, that is all he was )

    could cause such a fuss, a being who only

    spoke of love and forgiveness, and whos words

    have been twisted by people who are not saved and

    dont understand.. Like killing children,,, now some idiot

    wrote on here that is what Jesus would do, but they

    didnt understand that Jezebel was a spirit at the time

    it was written (book of revelation) and Jesus was speaking

    of killing false religions and evil, not real children. I mean

    I have read the most ignorant stuff since being here,

    I only come back to see what could top the last stupid

    remark. I wonder how many poor souls actually believe

    that???? SAD

  • 7 years ago

    Harold Leidner is wrong. Just ask Seutonius, Josephus and several other first century Jewish and Roman writers. Pontius Pilate definitively existed, as did all the rulers that the Bible mentions put them in their exact chronological place. For a man that never existed it is kind of embarrassing to think of BC and BCE and AD. Anno Domino - the year of our lord. BC meaning before Christ BCE before the common era. Jesus was in fact born in spring 4-6 BC during the reign of Herod the Great, who REALLY did exist according to all scholars. Augustus Ceasar, and the Roman census REALLY did exist, during the time of Quirinius, who also REALLY existed. I've read way too many books on Roman history to swallow that bilgewater

  • YY4Me
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The "gospel" may say that Jesus died on a cross, but there is no historical evidence that supports Jesus' existence. Jesus is simply a fictional character in a book of fictional short stories. Nothing more.

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    ''Whether Jesus ever actually existed has long been debated. The argument (very well documented) is that there is absolutely no corroborating evidence of his existence in documents other than highly suspect Christian sources." - Riane Eisler, "The Chalice & the Blade," p. 122

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    "The gospel story is an artificial, non-historical work. It has been fabricated from source materials that can be identified and traced to their incorporation in the gospels. There is not a particle of hard evidence that 'Jesus of Nazareth' ever existed." - Harold Leidner, "The Fabrication of the Christ Myth"

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    Did a historical Jesus exist?

    http://www.nobeliefs.com/exist.htm

    The Myth of the Historical Jesus

    http://mama.indstate.edu/users/nizrael/jesusrefuta...

    Do Any First Century Historians Mention the Jesus of Christianity?

    http://freethought.mbdojo.com/josephus.html

    Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead?

    http://www.ffrf.org/about/bybarker/rise.php

    Pagan origins of Jesus:

    http://www.pocm.info/

    http://geocities.com/christprise/

    http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_jcpa3.htm

    http://www.geocities.com/paulntobin/virgin.html#pa...

    http://www.harrington-sites.com/motif.htm

    * * *

    Nazareth: The Town that Theology Built

    http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/nazareth.html

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    Source(s): . ~ "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." ~ .
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Considering that the gospels were (a) copied from the same two sources, and (b) selected in the council of Nicea 300 years later specifically so they would match, the fact that they're unanimous about anything proves nothing.

  • jrrose
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I can think of another. The Gnostic christians who wrote that Gnostic gospel that Islam used. Lol.

  • Loosid
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Muslims I have spoken with have told me that it is taught Jesus escaped out of a bedroom window from the Romans.

  • 1 decade ago

    But there are thousand that have no believe in Jesus or the Abrahamic god at all. Simply for the majority of religions Jesus, God and Allah, have absolutely no meaning at all.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus was not a can of sardines to have expired lolz i'm just joking.

    He did die on the cross.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm sorry. Are you asking a question or ranting about Islam?

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