Would you crucify Jesus?

Many people today wonder why Jesus was crucified, when He looked like a good guy who was very philosophical and had compassion on people. Afterall He was healing people of all kinds of diseases, and He made a point to feed them whenever the need arises. He had traits that we admire as a society, and it’s the same kind of traits that made us marvel at people like Mother Theresa and William Booth. Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said Jesus was “a man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act”. Napoleon is also reported to have said “I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creation of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.” Albert Einstein once said Jesus’ “personality pulsates in every word”. Yet this same Jesus was crucified, through a request from His own people.

The bible says people of the time had a choice to make, either to free Jesus or free a serial killer called Barnabas. Yet people shouted in accord and said they would rather free a serial killer than free a man who fed, taught, healed and mourned with them. In today’s world this story doesn’t make sense, and we think there’s no way we could have allowed such a thing to ever happen, and we conclude that had Jesus been living today then He would have died in old age. But are we different from the people who crucified Jesus, and would we have acted differently?

Would have Muslims crucified Jesus?

For one Muslims would have killed Jesus, because He said He was the Son of God making Himself equal with God in every way. They would have probably cut His head off for calling Himself the savior of the world, and for saying “no one can come to the Father except through me”. Jesus would have been an insult to Mohammed, whom Muslims claim was a prophet of the same stature as Jesus. Considering the hatred of Jews amongst elite Muslims, then it’s a given that Jesus would have been killed and His death televised live on Al-Jazeera, since the station already televises other similar deaths (though not live). 

Would have Buddhists crucified Jesus?

The Buddha before his death is said to have said “I’m still searching for the truth”, hence Buddhism is associated with the search for the truth. Now imagine a guy from Nazareth called Jesus saying to Buddhists in India: “I am the Truth”. Maybe they would ignore Him after this one, but their patience would be tested when He says “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies”.  Jesus would be seen as insulting the Buddha, especially after the Buddha had said: “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense”. Buddhists are patient people, so maybe they would still tolerate Jesus. Buddha had also said “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path”. To this Jesus would say “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” But Jesus would be heckled to death when He says “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you”. This would be seen as the intolerable attack on Buddha after he has said “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

Would have Christians crucified Jesus?

Jesus would have said to Christians: “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again”. Some who are elders in the church but have never got this regeneration would have censored Jesus from their pulpits. Some denominations would have told Him straight in the face that the word “born-again” is subject to interpretation, so He shouldn’t bother them with His rubbish. Jesus would have said to other Christians: “How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market!”. This would have irked those who think the Gospel is tied to financial success and teach a doctrine that says no Christian should be poor. They would have thought about their monthly church and entourage expenses and how they would pay them if they stopped emotionally cheating people out of their money, and this would have caused them to get rid of Jesus quietly. But I tell you, Jesus would die as soon as He says to Christian congregations: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves”. This would cause every denomination headquarters to headhunt Jesus and cut His head off.

Would have Jews crucified Jesus?

Well they have already ordered the Romans to crucify Him before, because Jesus had said He is the Son of God. He had already said “I and the Father are one”, and the Jewish leaders prepared a way to arrest and crucify Him. He irritated them even further when He said “before Abraham, I was”. And of course He had already called Jewish leaders brood of vipers, sons of the devil, hypocrites and all those not-nice names. So He had to go, and they got ‘Italians’ to do the job for them, Capiche!

Would have Atheists crucified Jesus?

Considering Jesus was the greatest fire and brimstone preacher the world has ever seen, then I can say with confidence that Jesus would have mentioned hell once, and the second time He would have been in court standing trial for hate speech. (Hopefully He won’t mention any word that starts with ‘homo’, otherwise He’ll be in serious trouble, ask Shawn Holes). Atheists would tell Jesus that He doesn’t exist and there’s no scientific evidence that He is Jesus. (I know it’s confusing but that’s how atheists reason, as long as the words ‘science’ and ‘evidence’ are mentioned in their argument). Considering atheists approve the burning of books that refute their claims, and Jesus was the greatest debater that ever lived, then Jesus would have ended up being sandwiched in the fire.

Well many people would disagree with my analogy, but I’m convinced that Jesus would be killed more quickly that He was back then if He were to live today, and none of our centres of power (Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family) would rescue Him, including Christianity. Christians would despise the fact that Jesus would spend the bulk of His time with sinners, trying to rescue them, and this would make it impossible for them to see any value in standing up for Him. Not to mention the fact that Jesus would expose us as hypocrites that we are.

Describing this conflict between humans and Jesus, Billy Graham said “His goodness is still a rebuke to our badness; His purity still shows up our impurities; His sinlessness still reveals our sinfulness; and unless we allow Him to destroy the evil within us, the evil within us still wants to destroy Him”.

Face it, you hate Jesus because He shows you up as a sinner that you are, and you are trying to make Him irrelevant in your life by claiming He never existed. And you are not better than any of the men who crucified Him on the cross, and given a chance you would have hit the first nail. In the battle of Armageddon, the bible says you and other billions of people will finally try to kill Jesus yourself, but He’ll kill you first.

What are you going to do about it? Repent and accept Him as your Lord and Savior or wait for your turn to kill Him?

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1 Comment »

  1. Freddie B said

    There are plenty of Christians who would kill him. They wouldn’t like the competition. Prophets were free in Jesus time. Now churches and religions make untold billions of dollars from their beliefs and their indoctrinations and even more ridiculously, people actually pay. Jesus would destroy the churches and their bastardised sects of Christianity.

    Belief in a god is one thing, but belonging to a religious sect is a ridiculous thing.

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