How Painful Was The Crucifixion Exactly?

Written by Andres Ortiz on April 3, 2013

Because the Bible does not delve terribly deep into the gore of Christ’s death and classical paintings of the crucifixion depict Him as merely having a crown of thorns and a pierced side, we don’t really understand how painful and gruesome the death of our Savior truly was. In this video, Dr. David Acuna talks about the death of Christ from a medical perspective. Dr. Acuna, a believer himself, talks about the medical implications of the crucifixion, the beatings, the crown of thorns, as well as Hematidrosis, or sweating blood. At the end, he also talks about what the crucifixion means to him.

Viewer warning: there are tears.

Watch on YouTube

Andres Ortiz is the founder of The Saving, a ministry that plays heavy music with heavier Christian content. His new album "David Star", based on the life of David, comes out March 9th, 2014. Follow @andresaving on twitter.


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.