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Originally posted by The time lord
For the Islamic faith we know he just went to heaven and Judas went on the cross instead, even if that did happen in some off shoot universe
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Stigmata (singular stigma) are bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, such as the hands and feet. In some cases, rope marks on the wrists have accompanied the wounds on the hands.
The term originates from the line at the end of Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians where he says, "I bear on my body the marks of Jesus." Stigmata is the plural of the Greek word στίγμα stigma, meaning a mark or brand such as might have been used for identification of an animal or slave. An individual bearing stigmata is referred to as a stigmatic or a stigmatist.
. . . because he became the sacrificial lamb he fulfilled the laws.
Originally posted by troubleshooter
reply to post by The time lord
Pre-resurrection Jesus was physical.
Post-resurrection Jesus was transphysical.
Each of us knows what the first is but as transphysical man he appeared and disappeared from locked rooms.
Yet he ate and drank and could be touched as a physical being.
He was recognizable but strangely different.
John 6:15 reads, "When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone."
John 11:49-50 reads, "Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”
Matthew 20:28 reads, "Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."
Summary of the eRumor:
The eRumor talks of a substance called "laminin" that is described as part of a family of proteins that "hold us together." Then there is a picture of laminin---which looks like a cross.
This story leads into complex considerations of science and biology but the main questions it prompts are whether laminin is as important as the eRumor claims and does it have a shape like a cross.
The simple answer to both questions seems to be yes.
Laminin is defined by the Webster Medical Dictionary as a "glycoprotein that is a component of connective tissue basement membrane and that promotes cell adhesion." In other words, looking at laminin as a kind of glue isn't far from the truth. There are several different laminins.
In their book The Laminins authors Peter Elkblom and Rupert Timpl go into more detail about both the importance of laminins and their structure. They describe laminins that, together with other proteins, "hold cells and tissues together." They also say, "Electron microscopy reveals a cross-like shape for all laminins investigated so far." They went on to say that in solution the laminin shapes were more like a flower than a cross. The strands of laminins do not always stand straight and at right angles, but they do consists of arms, three of which are short and one of which is long.
Research has been conducted on laminins in connection with numerous conditions and diseases. It has been found, for example, that people with congenital muscular dystrophies do not have laminin-alpha2, which is normally found in the layer of cells around muscle fibers and other cells important to the structural integrity of muscle cells.