Who Crucified the Christ?
THE ROMANS? YES, IN A SENSE
“And so Pilate (the Roman governor), willing to content the people… delivered Jesus, when he had scourged Him, to be crucified.” Mark 15:15
THE JEWS? YES, IN A SENSE
“Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put Him to death.” Matthew 26:59 “Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” Matthew 27:25
JUDAS ISCARIOT? YES, IN A SENSE
“And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray Him unto them.” Mark 14:10 “The Son of Man goeth as it is written of Him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.” Matthew 26:24
GOD? YES, IN A SENSE
“Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” Isaiah 53:4 “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32
YOU? YES, THIS IS THE ULTIMATE ANSWER!
“The Lord hath laid on Him the INIQUITY OF US ALL!” Isaiah 53:6 “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 “But He was wounded for OUR transgressions, He was bruised for OUR iniquities: the chastisement of OUR peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” I Timothy 1:15
O! THE LOVE OF GOD!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” I Peter 3:18
DARE YOU REFUSE THIS LOVE?
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36 “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation.” Hebrews 2:3