It’s Good Friday, and it seems like the perfect time to talk about crucifixions.
For many, the word “crucify” conjures an image of Jesus Christ, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our eternal salvation when he was flogged, mocked, humiliated, and nailed to a cross.
The definition of the word “crucify” reminds us of how Jesus Christ was mortified and subdued; how he was treated cruelly and tormented before he was put to death by nailing him to a cross.
Crucify cru•ci•fy kroo͞′sə-fī″ ► transitive verb To put (a person) to death by nailing or binding to a cross. transitive verb To mortify or subdue (the flesh). transitive verb To treat cruelly; torment.
For Christians around the world, Good Friday represents a day of pain and suffering, a day when the son of God was abused, scorned, and put to death because those who didn’t believe he was the son of