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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Oct 22, 2006 at 21:28

If Moshe is cloaked with ' emotional defensiveness and personal prejudices', then you sir, wear the cloak of unparalleled arrogance adorned with patches of ignorance. So it's you and your god against the world, and everyone else is in the cold.

Point number 1; the Jews did not kill Jesus nor did they lobby for his death. It was the "chief priests", who were jealous of the crowds of Jews who followed Jesus, seeking healing and listening to the gospel. Second; the Jews had no authority in Israel, and were subject to the Romans, therefore they could not condemn Jesus to death even if they wanted to. It was the chief priests who conspired to have Jesus killed and not the Jews and the Romans.

The chief priests brought Jesus for judgment before Pilate. After Pilate interviewed Jesus, he stated: John 18:38, I find no basis for a charge against him. Do you get the picture; even the Romans were not looking to kill Jesus. It should be clear to you now, it was the "chief priests" who were jealous and were seeking the death of Jesus, not the Jews, nor the Romans. Pilate gave the chief priests a choice either release the thief or Jesus, and the priests chose the thief and Jesus was therefore sentenced to death. While Jesus was on the stake and would have died in any event, a Roman soldier pierced his side with a spear and killed him. John 19:34: Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.

I don't want to get into a preaching mode, however, Jesus died to pay for our sins thus freeing us from eternal death. While you claim you're not anti-Semitic, your comments say otherwise. Therefore I'm particularly delighted in quoting the following scripture to you: Zechariah 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a JEW saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you. You sir, if you want to be one of those men, better change your tune.


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