Originally posted by HumeA
A few days late, I know, but I was wondering what people's views on this were...
Who was responsible for the death of Jesus?
What was he convicted of, and was he guilty?
If there is anything else interesting you can think of, I'd be interested.
First off, do not redicule God please, for your own sakes.
We are all responsible for his death because he died for our sins.
He was convicted by the Jewish high priests of blasphemy. He was sentenced to die by Pontius Pilate for being the source of unrest in a province already known for great trouble among the
He did not blaspheme God. Even Pontius Pilate washed his hands before the multitude saying "I am innocent of the blood of this just person." For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
Before you challenge the scripture, please reflect on the following.
1) Jesus Christ was a real historical person that we can know because he was mentioned in other histories besides the Holy Bible. These other sources had no vested interest in Christianity.
2) An extremely large number of faithful people recognize that He cured many of sickness and preached a new Gospel of love, not for your friends and family, but for everyone even your enemies.
3) This has caused many to attempt to marginalize him as only a great prophet.
4) However, he can not be a great prophet, for he did say he was the Son of God. Because of this, he must be either who he says he is, a pathalogical liar, or a raveing lunatic. Neither the second or third can be true given the historical record.
5) How many have given their lives for no personal benefit to spread the word of the Gospel. I do not think there is a similar comparison to be made of any of the other known religions.
6) As far as I am aware, there is no other religion that says you can never earn your way into Heaven. You can only receive Heaven by God's grace. Because this is unique among the theologies of the world, it deserves special analysis. The theology does not flatter man's ego and it therefore does not appear to be inspired by great earthly minds.
Again, I ask for your own sakes, not mine, that you reflect carefully on his Gospel before making a derisive comment about the validity of His Glory and Majesty.
"May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace." Amen.