When Political Correctness Killed
August 2, 2016, 6:13 pm
Filed under: Searching for our Savior in His book

Mark 15:9-10, 13    “But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?  For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. . . and they cried out again, ‘Crucify him’!”  The world we live in today is one shaped by current conditions and attitudes that are popular and seemingly accepted by many people controlling information.  It wasn’t different in the time of Jesus.  In a world devoid of social media or network news, the Jewish religious leaders did a remarkable job in changing the masses attitude toward Jesus within a week.  Met by a multitude of supporters and fans that may have numbered in the upper thousands as their king early in the week, it seemed as if Jesus had a mega-church just waiting to get a building in Jerusalem.  What Jesus was promising, at least in their minds, was something they could get behind and be a part of. After all, Jesus could do just about anything!  There seemed to be no limit to His miracles.  In many people’s minds, Jesus could defeat the Romans and set up a Jewish based kingdom and they would rule.  He was an unbeaten force.  But then the opposing forces began to work.  Piece by piece, they began to chop away at Jesus.  Jesus supplied some of the ammo by talking about His death.  As long as He was a force that could be stopped, the people were in.  But they couldn’t take the risk of being on the losing side.  The religious leaders did the rest, placing doubt about Jesus’ ability and character.  Accusations of crimes, though unsupported by facts, nevertheless accomplished their intended purpose of destroying the people’s confidence in Jesus.Reflecting the real culprit of the attacks, the people challenged Jesus to prove Himself to be God by coming down from the Cross.  Yet Jesus was proving Himself as God by staying on the cross.  What an incredible plan He was carrying out.  In the only way possible, God was providing redemption to all mankind by the unthinkable, the murder of God.  As He hung on the cross in His beaten condition, Jesus was showing what true love looks like.  Everything about Jesus proved He was God, that He was supernatural, that He was the Messiah.  Yet the people closed their minds to what their eyes could clearly see as they yelled out for His death.  By here is an important thing to remember, their cries to crucify  Jesus didn’t cause His death, He chose death because He loves us.  What are you shouting today?  Oh save us or crucify Jesus!jesus or barabbas


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