Many people are of the opinion that the Jews killed Jesus.
Then some will say that Pontius Pilate killed Jesus, or that the Roman soldiers killed Jesus.
I recently read a quote from a minister, who attempted to involve herself in the current political fray, saying that “law and order mixed with religion” killed Jesus.
But come on… let’s reason together.
Do you really think that mere mortals could have taken the life of Gods only son?
Jesus even tells one of His companions, who had just attempted to protect Him from a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people:
“Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?”
So then, if that is true, who killed Jesus?
His Father killed him.
Yes, God killed His own Son.
God’s word says:
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
“We esteemed him stricken, smitten by God. . . It was the will of the Lord to crush him; He ( God ) has put him to grief” (Isaiah 53:4, 10).
“This Jesus [was] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God” (Acts 2:23).
Why would God the Father kill Jesus the Son?
What was the plan?
That Jesus, being pure and holy, would take the punishment for our impurity and our unholiness.
John Piper states it like this:
“God did not spare his own Son, because it was the only way he could spare us and still be a just and holy God. The guilt of our transgressions, the punishment of our iniquities, the curse of our sin would have brought us inescapably to the destruction of hell.
But God did not spare his own Son; he gave him up to be pierced for our transgressions, and crushed for our iniquities, and crucified for our sins.”
The Father killed the Son so that through faith in Him, we might live.
Because God so loved you— that was His plan.
And just before His death on the cross, Jesus said “it is finished.”
So, believe that, and then out of gratitude— live like it.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
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