Al-Kadhi asks how we are to read the following scripture:
He says this lifting up is akin to Elijah's being transported to heaven by the fiery chariots, and to Enoch's being quickened into glory. He denies that it means a crucifixion. The scripture Jesus alludes to about Moses reads:
The serpent is on a pole. It is a symbol with the power to heal. Jesus was crucified on a tree, in the same way, so that everyone who looks to the cross will be saved from sin. Lifted up means that Jesus was taken from the earth to hang on a cross, not into heaven. That Jesus alludes to the bronze serpent makes this evidently clear. No sense interpreting scripture except by scripture!
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