Why Did Jesus Have To Die?
In a recent Time Magazine, several people wrote in to express their sentiments about this question after Time itself published an article by that name. (April 12, 04). Their sentiments show that the answer to this question is not very well understood by many. Was Jesus just a tragic historical figure, such as Hamlet, et al. Was Jesus a martyr like so many millions in history?
One reader wrote from Wisconsin commenting the article: “Jesus stood up to the injustices of the world, and was crushed in the process. That is happening all over the world to day, and not only to Christians. People of every religion who see wrongs and try to right them lose their lives. That is what the Christian spirit is all about.”
Jesus put himself as the middleman between God and man, so as no popes, priests and rabbies are longer needed for salvation. The same could not have him do that, as they this way will loose all their power and autority, so they have him executed. He established a direct link to heaven for humanity, with no need for intermediaries. He ended the superstitious offering of lambs, saying his blood once and for all is replacing this pagan customs with blood offering. No need for kosher food, for what goes into the mouth, just goes through the system and out again, but what ones should worry about what was comes OUT of the mouth beause that came from the heart of man. He made a fool out of them and their superstitious customs. They furied!
Only by believing in him and his gospel, and live by it, people will be ready for heaven, and he sits on the right side of God to be our agent in heaven, to assure this, he says. And by him beeing martyred, the gentiles got the same right as to be “Choosen People” as the jews are. He ended the racistic and apartheid divisions, saying that for God we are all alike. Many people dont like him him to say this, because they still want to be trated as ‘choosen’ and Gods ‘property people’, who shall inherit the earth for themselves, and themselves alone as rulers, with rest of the people (gentiles) as their servants.
Through the centuries, the Jews have been blamed as being the ones whoÂ were responsible for Christ’s crucifixion. Did the Jews really kill Christ? No doubt the accusers of Christ were Jews, but it would be absurd to point to all the Jews in Judea as being accusers of Christ. Let’s not forget that ‘multitudes,’Â had followed and had seen Christ’s miracles over his 3 years of preaching (Matthew 15:29-31). A great many had been healed from incurable diseases. Some had been brought back from the dead. A lot of Jews, consequently, felt nothing but gratitude toward this young miraculous preacher. Many religious leaders, on the other hand, were filled with envy and bitterness, because of Christ’s accusations and condemnations and, according to the Gospels, wished to get rid of Him in any way they could (Matthew 12:14).
According to the Rabbis of the Talmud
“On the eve of Passover they hung Jesus of Nazareth. The herald had gone forth forty days before [his death], (crying): ‘Jesus of Nazareth goes forth to be stoned, because he has practiced magic and deceived and led astray Israel. Anyone who knows anything in his favor should come and declare concerning him.’ But they found nothing in his favor.”
Source: Tractate Sanhedrin 43a
«decieved and led astray Israel», that means from their ambitions to get their World Kingdom, where they should be Rulers and Owners of all property and money «My Kingdom is not of this World«….
Letter from Baruch Levy til Karl Marx (aka Moses Mordecai Marx Levy), shows their aspirations:
«The Jewish people as a whole will be its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy, and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this «new world order» the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property, and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands».
– `Sitert og gjengitt i La Revue de Paris’, p. 574, June 1, 1928.
According to Judaism’s most esteemed halachic (legal) authority, Moses Maimonides
“Jesus of Nazareth… impelled people to believe that he was a prophet sent by God to clarify perplexities in the Torah, and that he was the Messiah that was predicted by each and every seer. He interpreted the Torah and its precepts in such a fashion as to lead to their total annulment, to the abolition of all its commandments and to the violation of its prohibitions. The sages, of blessed memory, having become aware of his plans before his reputation spread among our people, meted out fitting punishment to him.”
Source: Maimonides, “Letter to Yemen”
According to the Bible
“For ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.”
Source: I Thessalonians 2: 14-16