Who or What Killed Jesus?
This is a post that has been my heart for awhile.
There are "Christians" who don't like Jews (or trust them) because they were taught (falsely) that the Jews killed Jesus. It was actually the Romans who put him to death, but the bottom line is, sin killed Jesus.
As we know, God required a blood sacrifice for sin, and Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
But, let's also examine a few scriptures:
1. Jesus said that he laid down his life, and that no one would take it. "No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again." John 10: 17-18.
2. He also said that if he wanted to, he could call down a legion of Angels. But, he said, "how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled....?" Matthew 26:53-54
3. Jesus was also recorded as saying that he forgave those who had him put to death. So, if the person who was killed said "forgive them", then why aren't we willing to forgive? (Luke 23:34)
In addition, it was only the religious leaders who wanted him punished for what they considered to be blasphemy, not all Jews.
In fact, the first Christians were actually Jews (the 12 disciples). They were the ones who initially spread the Gospel. Moreover, Paul, a Jew from the tribe of Benjamin, and other Jews, wrote the vast majority of the New Testament.
So, let us understand the scriptures before we say that "the Jews" killed Jesus, and lay a false claim against them.
The bottom line is, once again, sin killed Jesus. He laid down his life so that he would be the ultimate sacrifice for our sin.
"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul" Leviticus 17:11
By: Bebe Diamond on FB