THERE WERE REASONS BEHIND
A PIVOTAL EVENT IN HISTORY
I launched this blog about a year ago with a feature article titled, “Why was Jesus Crucified?” It offered a little different take on the subject, examining not the theological significance of Christ’s death, but the political and economic background of this pivotal event.
The crucifixion is something a lot of people have trouble grasping. To non-believers — and even some believers — it doesn’t really make sense. They ask some very reasonable questions which I pose in my essay…
“Why would anybody want to kill someone who went around preaching love and offering a lot of uplifting homilies? And healing the sick to boot! What’s not to like about all that?”
Well, there were reasons why certain key forces in First-Century Palestine were aligned against Jesus and his movement. I think it’s important to understand a little about them.
It’s important in solidifying a mature Christian faith. It’s equally important in helping to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings that sometimes make the Christian story a bit off-putting (that “stumbling block” Paul talks about).
Beginning Easter Sunday, the conservative webzine, American Thinker, has been running my article (in a slightly shortened version). Please take a few minutes to give it a read, and then please get back to me with your comments. I’ll be most interested to know what you think. You can access the article here…
…to leave a comment.