Who is responsible in the crucifixion of Jesus ChristQUESTION: Who is responsible in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?ANSWER:
This question has been debated for centuries and the debate continues - who really killed Jesus? What does the Bible say? In Matthew 27:22-25, we learn that the Jewish leaders demanded that Jesus be put to death. However, it was the Romans who physically crucified Jesus (Matthew 27:27-37).
Who is responsible in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ? In reality, it was each one of us who put Jesus to death. Our sins killed Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." Jesus laid down His life to pay the penalty for my sins and your sins.
Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Matthew 27:22-25 reports on the topic: "'What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?' Pilate asked. They all answered, 'Crucify him!' 'Why? What crime has he committed?' asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, 'Crucify him!' When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. 'I am innocent of this man's blood,' he said. 'It is your responsibility!' All the people answered, 'Let his blood be on us and on our children!'"
Matthew 27:27-37 says, "Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. 'Hail, king of the Jews!' they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him."
"As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS."