The Roman soldier who pierced Jesus with a spear while He was on the cross is traditionally identified as Longinus, though historical records about him are limited and often mixed with legend.
According to Christian tradition, Longinus was a centurion in the Roman army present at the crucifixion of Jesus.
When he thrust his spear into Jesus’ side, blood and water reportedly flowed out, and Longinus is said to have exclaimed, “Truly, this was the Son of God.”
This moment is significant in Christian theology as it symbolizes the acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah by a Roman soldier.
The subsequent fate of Longinus varies in different accounts. Some suggest that he converted to Christianity after the crucifixion, while others claim he faced persecution for his faith and was martyred.
His story became a subject of devotion and veneration, and he is considered a saint in some Christian traditions..…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>