The Little Book

Number 28
Who Killed Jesus Christ? Does It Matter Who Killed Jesus Christ? How Did Jesus Die For Our Sins?

Jesus was nailed to a cross.

A cross is a stake with one or more pieces (usually shorter pieces) attached to a longer stake.  The shorter pieces are usually divided equally on each side of the longer stake.

In the days of Jesus, the Romans used the cross as an instrument of torture on which criminals were fastened and exposed until they died.

Many Christians and Christian Churches use the cross and the symbol of the cross in the practice of their faith.

Christians should not use the cross or anything else in the observance of the Lord.  All we need is our faith.

All mankind killed Jesus Christ.

For us to have access to eternal life, Jesus had to die for our sins.  If we had to pay for our own sins, then we would be eternally dead because the wages of sin is death.

Romans 6:23:  “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The Old Covenant separated mankind into Israelites and Gentiles.  Judah became separated from Israel and both Israel and Judah went into captivity.

In order for the Lord to save all mankind He had to make the Israelites, which included the Jews, and the Gentiles one people again.  If He did not do this, then only the Israelites which included the Jews would have access to eternal life.

Jesus came unto His own, (the Jews), and they received Him not.

John 1:11:  “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”

The apostles went to the other tribes of Israel.

Matthew 10:5-6

5 “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:”

6 “But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

If the Jews had received Jesus Christ only the Jews would have access to eternal life.  Then salvation would not have gone to the rest of mankind.

Jesus’ death did away with the Old Covenant and now there is neither Jew nor Gentile. All are one people.

Ephesians 2:11-19

11 “Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;”

12 “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:”

13 “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”

14 “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;”

15 “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;”

16 “And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:”

17 “And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.”

18 “For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.”

19 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;”

Galatians 3:28:  “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Colossians 3:11:  “Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”

The Jews killed Jesus Christ.  Judah is part of the House of Israel; therefore, all Israel killed Jesus.

Jesus’ death did away with the Old Covenant making the Jews, Israelites, and the Gentiles one people.  Therefore, all mankind killed Jesus Christ.

We all have access to eternal life.

Study the following:

All Israel killed Jesus Christ.

Jesus was a Jew.  Judah is one of the twelve tribes of Israel.  Jesus came unto His own and His own received Him not.  The Jews rejected Jesus and condemned Him to death.

Mark 10:33:  Jesus is speaking, “Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:”

Also see Matthew 16:21, Matthew 20:18-19, Mark 8:31, and Luke 9:22.

Luke 24:20, “And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.”

John 19:4-7

4 “Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.”

5 “Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!”

6 “When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.”

7 “The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.”

Acts 2:22-23

22 “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:”

23 “Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:”

Acts 2:36:  “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

Acts 3:12-15

12 “And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?”

13 “The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.”

14 “But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;”

15 “And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.”

Acts 4:8-10

8 “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,”

9 “If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;”

10 “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.”

Acts 5:27-30

27 “And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,”

28 “Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”

29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

30 “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.”

Acts 10:39: (Peter is speaking) “And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:”

Acts 13:16, 27-29

16 “Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.:”

27 “For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.”

28 “And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.”

29 “And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.”

I Thessalonians 2:14-15

14 “For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:”

15 “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:”

Does It Matter Who Killed Jesus Christ?

Yes, it does matter.  The Salvation of all mankind is determined by who killed Jesus Christ.

Whoever killed Jesus Christ will have access to eternal life.

When the Lord put Adam in The Garden of Eden, He commanded Adam that he may freely eat of every tree in The Garden except The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Genesis 2:16-17

16 “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:”

17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

The Lord sent Adam out of The Garden lest he put forth his hand, take of The Tree of Life, eat, and live forever.

Genesis 3:22:  “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:”

Adam could have freely eaten of the Tree of Life (devour the teachings of the one who became Jesus Christ) and would have had access to eternal life.

Eat:  Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance – #398: to eat (lit or fig) consume, devour

The Lord sent Adam out of The Garden lest he put forth his hand, take, and eat.  This means he might forcefully take what wasn’t freely offered any longer.  The Lord sent Adam out of The Garden lest he kill Jesus Christ and live forever in sin.

Whoever killed Jesus Christ has access to eternal life.

How Did Jesus Christ Die For Our Sins?

God created Adam and Eve. Adam was the Son of God.

Luke 3:38, “Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Adam willfully followed Satan instead of God.

I Timothy 2:14, ““And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.”

Satan then owned mankind. Whomsoever you serve is your Master.

Romans 6:16, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

Matthew 6:24, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

We are born into sin inherited from Adam. Adam’s sin brought the death penalty upon all mankind.

If God had not bought us back from Satan, when we died, we would be eternally dead for the wages of sin is death. God buys us with the life of Jesus Christ whose life is more valuable than all of mankind.

Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

We are bought with a price.

I Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

I Corinthians 7:23, “Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men”

II Peter 2:1, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”

Jesus died the most painful death known to mankind. God, His Father, suffered with Him as He watched Him die.