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Jesus' Execution

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Executed for what he stood for, Jesus Christ represented a real challenge to both Romans and first class citizens in the city of Jerusalem. His main theme, the coming of the kingdom of God, obviously carried a destructive tone. The message of the coming kingdom of God opposed the way business was carried out by Roman colonists and aristocracies in Jerusalem.

Many scholars propose that the Romans’ Pilate involved himself in the execution of Jesus because Romans were misled by Jews to see Jesus as a bad person. However, one can see that it was what Jesus stood for that got him crucified. The business in Jerusalem was for the Romans, and Jesus was not pleased with it, so there is no doubt that Romans did not like Jesus. And if one takes this fragment to be true that “It is better to have one man die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed,\" (John 11:50) one can believe that Jews handed Jesus over to Romans so that they might be spared from destruction.

Jesus became a worse enemy of business, so the only thing businessmen could do was to make up false accusations against him so that he might be removed from them. And for such data, I also believe that the Romans’ involvement in Jesus’ execution is clearly manifested in John 11:50.

Jesus was also a threat to Caiaphas. Being a common enemy to Caiaphas and Romans, Jesus had to be killed in order for Caiaphas and Pilate to remain in business and to be friends.

What if Jesus was not killed or handed over? “The nation would have been destroyed,” Caiaphas alleged. Here, one can see that the death of Jesus had to take place in order for the aristocracies to enjoy their economics’ freedom.

If we can guess with certainty what the high priest Caiaphas meant by “the nation will be destroyed unless Jesus dies,” we can come to a reasonable conclusion. And anyone can see the drama that the Romans of the first century played behind Jesus’ execution.

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    • Oct 09, 2005 - Evaluator: (Bernice Logan)
    • He rests well who rest in jesus."What must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30). This person did an excellent job.