Each year at this time, there is a discussion on network & cable news programs about exactly whom is responsible for the death of Jesus.
Each year I am increasingly more amazed at the lack of insight & understanding of the self-professing experts. Some make their case that it was the Romans while others assert that it was the Jews. Others try to walk a tightrope so they will not offend anyone.
So much obfuscatorial eloquence yet so little understanding. The correct answer is that no one took Jesus’ life but He laid it down voluntarily in obedience to the Father’s will (John 10:18).
This is so simple yet impossible to be understood by unregenerate man. God’s sovereign will providing the supreme sacrifice so that believers are redeemed from the penalty of their sin just does not compute for those who are trusting in themselves instead of God’s grace.
God made Jesus who knew no sin to become sin for us so that we might become the righteousness of God in Christ (2Cor5:21).
The answer is so clearly laid out in scripture yet that is the last place unregenerate man will ever look. Look to God for the only answer: Jesus.