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John Stott addressing All Souls Church in 2006:

This is very interesting that none of the four evangelists said that Jesus “died.” Nowhere in the gospels is it stated that “he died.” They seem to deliberately avoid the verb, because they don’t want to give the impression that in the end death claimed him, and that he had to yield to its authority. No, no. Death did not claim him as its victim; instead he seized it as its Victor.