Was Jesus Christ crucified for political reasons?
For which reasons was He crucified ?
- 🤔 JayLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
The story of Jesus was written for political reasons...
The Roman Bishops, part of the Royal Court, were attempting to stabilize and unite a vast Empire in chaos...They created the Catholic (Greek for universal) Church in the 4th Century .
Rome failed but The Catholic Church survived and drove us into The Dark Ages....
- SBR32277Lv 71 month ago
I believe the story has him crucified for heresy against the church. Technically Jesus never existed if we are to trust the evidence the NT writers provide us.
- antoniusLv 71 month ago
First of all, the character Jesus in the NT was not crucified. The Romans never crucified fictional characters. The writing of the NT was done by the Romans for the purpose of attempting to stop the Sicarri recruitment of young men to continue revolting against Roman rule. The Sicarri believed in the coming of a Messiah as mentioned in the OT. The Romans invented what they claimed was that Messiah, and began writing the fake NT story. What the Romans tried to do was use the NT as a tool to eliminate military revolts against Roman rule.
- 1 month ago
First off Jesus wasn't crucified, he was impaled on a stake (Greek word Stauros
The Bible generally uses the Greek word stau•ros′ when referring to the instrument of Jesus’ execution. (Matthew 27:40; John 19:17) Although translations often render this word “cross,” many scholars agree that its basic meaning is actually “upright stake.” * According to A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament, stau•ros′ “never means two pieces of wood joining each other at any angle.”
The Bible also uses the Greek word xy′lon as a synonym forstau•ros′. (Acts 5:30; 1 Peter 2:24) This word means “wood,” “timber,” “stake,” or “tree.” * The Companion Bible thus concludes: “There is nothing in the Greek of the N[ew] T[estament] even to imply two pieces of timber.”Is using the cross in worship acceptable to God?
The problem with what the clergy teach is so much paganism has been adulterated into the Christian faith, so much so that noted historians have stated this: Historian Will Durant observed: “Christianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it. From Egypt came the ideas of a divine trinity.” In the preface to Edward Gibbon’s History of Christianity, we read: “If Paganism was conquered by Christianity, it is equally true that Christianity was corrupted by Paganism.
The cross was the symbol for the pagan sun god and around 300-400 AD the Roman Catholic church instituted cux when Stauros was what Christ died on. It wasn't the only pagan festival adulterated into the Christian faith, a very popular Easter is a pagan belief! It's for the goddess of fertility whose symbol is the rabbit. Ishtar (queen of the heavens=Easter) The Catholic Encyclopedia tells us: “A great many pagan customs, celebrating the return of spring, gravitated to Easter. The egg is the emblem of the germinating life of early spring. The rabbit is a pagan symbol and has always been an emblem of fertility.”—(1913), Vol. V, p. 227.
But getting back to your question Christ was put to death because he called himself God's Son and the Scribes and Pharisees, the religious leaders of the Jewish people were jealous of His followers! For those that have researched and studied scripture, the Hebrew scriptures prophesied that this would happen! Christ instituted a new covenant, one that replaced the Mosiac covenant. Christ said he didn't come to destroy the Mosiac covenant, he came to fulfill the Mosiac covenant! Some Christian faiths still observe the Sabbath yet ignore other requirements of the Mosiac covenant. Christ came to sanctify His Father's name (Matthew 6:9) “You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.
Jesus also came to prove the sovereignty of His Father. and Jesus himself said (John 4:23) Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for indeed, the Father is looking for ones like these to worship him.
What has the false clergy done, they have ignored Jesus' Father and made Jesus God with yet another pagan belief, the antichrist teaching of the trinity!
And in the book Egyptian Religion, Siegfried Morenz notes: “The trinity was a major preoccupation of Egyptian theologians.Three gods are combined and treated as a single being, addressed in the singular. In this way the spiritual force of Egyptian religion shows a direct link with Christian theology.”
Thus, in Alexandria, Egypt, churchmen of the late third and early fourth centuries, such as Athanasius, reflected this influence as they formulated ideas that led to the Trinity. Their own influence spread, so that Morenz considers “Alexandrian theology as the intermediary between the Egyptian religious heritage and Christianity.”
The pure Deism of the first Christians was changed, by the Church of Rome, into the incomprehensible dogma of the trinity. Many of the pagan tenets, invented by the Egyptians and idealized by Plato, were retained as being worthy of belief.”
In truth, Christ was put to death because it was a perfect man that brought sin into the world it took a perfect man to take it out and give mankind the chance to have what Adam threw away, everlasting life in the Kingdom of the true God!
Matt 24:14 shows that there is a group of people that will be preaching the good news about this Kingdom, that group is the Jehovah's Witnesses! Their belief is Bible-based without any pagan festival or beliefs adulterated into it!
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- Anonymous1 month ago
CRUCIFIED BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE JEALOUS AND COULD NOT GET HIM TO SAY HE WAS NOT GOD. IT IS THE SAME TODAY AS YESTERDAY AND WILL BE THE SAME TOMORROW. BIBLE
- AlLv 61 month ago
Rome had no beef with Jesus, Rome was a political power that was trying to keep rule over every sect of its citizens, We all know how Nero felt about Christians, but others simply saw opportunities for political popularity...the reasons for Jesus crucifixion goes far beyond what any Christian believer is willing to accept because of the way religious teachings were handed down to us, we bought into the way we were taught by the Church, and not by the way Jesus taught about the cross...... Jesus taught there is no death but for a body and you are not your body, the part of you that lives is not flesh, but is spirit.......... The act of dying on a cross was not to pay for the sins of humanity, it was to show humanity that the spirit of God is within each of us and is our eternalness where death does not dwell...death belongs to the flesh which is under the law of sin, the law of sin has no authority over what God has already made eternal as his gift of faith and salvation (Ephesians) lest any man should boast, Jesus in a sense is a savior that he shows us our eternalness as it is in him, it is in us equally.......and that is Blasphemy to the Church...why? just like Politics, when people are unified, they can't be controlled by fear.
I praise Jesus every day, not because of what he did on the cross, but because of what he did beyond the cross.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Jesus was crucified to pay for our sins. The Lord Jesus Christ is God. Here is the truth: Death leads to immediate heaven or hell. The only way to have eternal life, the only way to be in heaven and avoid hell, is by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 6:47). It is that simple and that easy. It is too late to be saved after death. Jesus is God and Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus was buried, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). The Lord Jesus Christ paid for our sins with His death and blood. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works from us or anything else. You cannot add any works to getting into heaven (Romans 4:5).
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
The Roman authority (Pontius Pilate) found no political grounds for the death penalty with Jesus and would have set Him free, but they baying mod demanded He be crucified. Their cry was, "We have no king but Caesar!" Jesus had been accused of being a Jewish king, you see. He did not deny being king of God's heavenly kingdom, but Pilate knew He was not trying to be a political usurper. Because Pilate could not just let Him go (for fear of the Jews), he hoped that by giving them the customary chance to have one prisoner released instead of being crucified, they would ask for Jesus. He was mistaken, for the account says that the religious leaders stirred the crowds up to ask for Barabbas, not Jesus.
The religious leaders wanted Jesus killed for religious reasons, accusing Him of blasphemy for claiming to be the Son of God, and the I Am. But they did not have authority to put anyone to death (which didn't stop them trying, but failing, to stone Jesus previously). So they turned to the Roman politicians, making false charges against Jesus which Pilate had to investigate.
Your Q is answered with 'for political reasons' by those crucifying Him.
It is also answered with 'for religious reasons' by those handing Him over.
It is further answered with 'for God's reason - to have sin dealt with justly, once and for all'. Jesus knew He would have to die that horrible death, and that was the very reason He left Heaven to be born as a man. Read John 12:27.
- Anonymous1 month ago
The Jews accused him of blasphemy for claiming to be God. And that warranted the death penalty. But under their law they couldnt execute him. So they called upon Pilate and Herod to carry out the act. They were both reluctant, tried and found him innocent of a capital crime. The Jews persisted and accused them of being opposed to Caesar. They also feared a Jewish insurrection so Pilate ordered the crucifixion to appease them. They later revolted anyway, the Maccabean Revolt.
- trekkie706Lv 61 month ago
He was the perfect sacrifice for yours and my sins. Pilate, the governor in Jerusalem didn't find any fault in Him, Just the religious leaders!! When Adam sinned, he sold out humanity to satan. Satan couldn't kill a sin free person otherwise God could take back the authority Adam had given him. When satan used the religious leaders to have Jesus killed, God the son (Jesus)(the word)( the word made flesh) left the dead body of Jesus and descended into hades and ripped the authority from satan.
- yesmarLv 71 month ago
Among many other reasons, yes.
He was crucified for political reasons in that he appeared to foment rebellion against Rome because they did not worship the emperor.
He was crucified for religious reasons because he did not tow the mark with the Sanhedrin.
He was crucified in a horrible way to keep covenant with promises made to Abraham.