The People Who Killed Jesus

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There has been a question and debate raised about who killed Jesus whether the Jews or the gentiles. But the Bible stated clearly the people who killed him.

This is seen in the words of Jesus in Luke 18:32-33, “For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: [33] And they shall scourge him,  and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.”

The gentiles are people or nations that are not Jew or Christian. Specifically, they are non-Jews people. Every person or nation that was not Christian was once gentile.

At the first coming of Jesus, salvation was only to the Jews. He focused only on the Jews. He would always say that he came only for the “lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 15:24). Even when sending his disciples to preach, he will tell them to go only to the Israelites and not to the gentiles (Matthew 10:6-7).

That was because there was a wall of partition separating the Jews from the gentiles, but the partition was removed by the death of Jesus on the cross (Ephesians 2:11-16).

It is noteworthy that it is through the death of Jesus that brought about God's redemptive plan for the gentiles. Jesus saved the people who killed him with the same death they gave him.

He is a God of mercy and forgiveness. Even from the cross, Jesus was pleading to the Father to have mercy on the gentiles who killed him (Luke 23:34). The Father answered. If, on the contrary, many of the world's population would have perished with no hope (Ephesians 2:12).

Christ died on the cross and on the third day he rose again and thus, the wall of partition was broken.

Before the death of Jesus Christ, as earlier stated, he would tell his disciples to go only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. But on his resurrection that broke the partition between the Jews and the gentiles, he changed his tone and told them to “go into all the world” and preach the gospel to every creature.

Preaching the gospel to the entire world means preaching to everyone and not to the Jews only.

God removing the wall of partition between the Jews and the gentiles and opening the door for anyone willing to be saved is a fulfillment to the scriptures that it is not his will for anyone to perish but for all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). He has made a way for salvation possible for everyone through the death of the Son Jesus on the cross.

With the provision God has made for the salvation of everyone, no one is with an excuse for not accepting Christ and getting saved. Neither God, father, mother, or pastor will be blamed.

The key is in the hands of everyone to accept Jesus because there is no other name under heaven given to man by which he can be saved (Acts 4:12).

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