In short my question is as follows:
Was Christ “killed”? As in, did He die as a direct result of the trauma His sacred body went through?
Or did Christ, strictly speaking, give up His life?
What I’m thinking is, if the case is the former, He might have died prematurely (before His work was absolutely accomplished); dying from shock from blood loss, or some other cause. Whereas, if it is the latter, He would have had the ability to uphold His life, even beyond what a normal human being could physically endure, for love of us. Only until He suffered everything He had to, He would let His life go.
What is Church teaching on this?
Thanks in advance