Killing the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary
The Jews were always coming to Jesus with poses and riddles, attempting to make a fool out of him. They came to Jesus and asked him about what would happen to a lady who have had 7 husbands, as to whose wife will she be in the life after:
Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. The second and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. Finally, the woman died too. Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”
Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”
Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!” And no one dared to ask him any more questions. (Luke 20:27-40)
They accused Jesus of using the power of Satan to cast out devils:
Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:22-37)
If that wasn’t enough, now they’re asking for a sign, for him to show them a miracle, only then they would be prepared to accept him as the Messiah.
One day some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove your authority.”
But Jesus replied, “Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the son of man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. (Matthew 12:38-40)
I believe everyone knows the story of Jonah (Yunus), the prophet who was swallowed by a giant fish, or at least during my age, it was one of the most common children’s literature. You can read the book of Jonah in the bible.
Christians are made to believe that Jesus was resurrected after 3 days, just like prophet Jonah, but, prophet Jonah was not resurrected. A man can only be resurrected when he dies, but Jonah did not die in the belly of the fish.
Confused? Read it again, the miracle of Jonah was not that he stayed in the belly of a fish for 3 days and 3 nights, the miracle was that he stayed in the belly of a fish for 3 days and 3 nights and did not die!
If you say Jesus died, you’re going against Jesus. The crucifixion as you know it did not happen.
- Jesus was reluctant to die and defended himself
Judas betrays Jesus:
Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. (Luke 22:1-3)
Jesus tells his disciples about the betrayal:
But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!” They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this. (Luke 22:21-23)
Jesus asks them to buy swords and prepare:
“But now,” he said, “take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one! For the time has come for this prophecy about me to be fulfilled: ‘He was counted among the rebels.’ Yes, everything written about me by the prophets will come true.” (Luke22:36-37)
Why would Jesus ask them to buy swords if he was prepared to die? If the prophecy was for him to die?
- He prayed to God for help
Before Jesus was arrested, Jesus prayed to God for help while his disciples were sleeping instead of keeping guard.
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:39-41)
And he prayed again and again:
“My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” (Matthew 26:42)
So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. (Matthew 26:44)
Why would Jesus pray for help if he was prepared to die?
- God answered his prayers
While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the One who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God. (Hebrew 5:7)
God heard his prayers and rescued him from death.
- God sent an angel and strengthened Jesus
“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. (Luke 22:42-44)
- Jesus was not found guilty
During the trial of Jesus, Pilate didn’t find Jesus guilty, and that’s a good reason to keep him alive.
“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “He is not guilty of any crime. (John 18:37-38)
- Pilate’s wife had a dream not to harm Jesus.
Just then, as Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: “Leave that innocent man alone. I suffered through a terrible nightmare about him last night.” (Matthew 27:19)
But still, the people insisted on crucifying Jesus.
- Jesus didn’t die on the cross
Jesus was still alive after 6 hours on the cross.
It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. (Mark 15:25)
And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). (Mark 15:34)
- Pilate didn’t expect Jesus to die.
Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. (Mark 15:44-45)
Why was Pilate surprised to hear about Jesus’ death? Because he didn’t expect Jesus to die. The 2 men who were crucified along with Jesus were alive.
The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. (John 19:32-33)
The soldiers thought he was dead. Even doctors make mistakes, let alone soldiers. Here is a list of 11 people who were certified dead, but they were actually alive.
- LITTLE GIRL WHO “DIED” TELLS HOW SHE CAME BACK TO LIFE (After 4 Days) — (“Daily News” 15/11/55).
- MAN DIED FOR TWO HOURS: STILL LIVES — “Miracle” amazes doctors — (“Sunday Tribune” 27/3/60).
- HE DIED FOR 4 MINUTES — Man’s heart stops but he lives on — (“Sunday Express” 23/7/61).
- HE DOES NOT KNOW THAT HE DIED FOR 90 SECONDS — (“Cape Argus” 16/3/61).
- DR. HITGE RETURNED FROM THE DEAD — (“Cape Argus” 4/5/61).
- THE COFFIN MOVED — Young man narrowly escaped being buried alive — (“Sunday Tribune” 13/5/62).
- BACK FROM THE DEAD — After being thought dead for 2 days — (“Post” 25/7/65).
- “CORPSE” WINKS AT UNDERTAKER — Doctor wrote out a death certificate — (“Daily News” 25/3/75).
- “CLINICALLY DEAD” — Toddler alive after hour-long revival battle — (“Natal Mercury” 5/12/82).
- WAS HE DEAD OR ALIVE? — The dilemma facing transplant Doctors — (“Sunday Tribune” 17/7/83).
- SHAKEN AND STIRRED — Declared clinically dead “from too much Christmas liquor” — (“Daily News” 3/1/84).
- Jesus was speared because he was alive
The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. (John 19:32-34)
According to Encyclopedia Biblica:
“We have reason to believe that a lance wound was sometimes given to those who were crucified to accelerate death.”
Source: Encyclopaedia Biblica, Article: “CROSS”, 6. Cross of Jesus,
If the soldiers were sure that Jesus was dead, why would they spear him?
If the soldiers were sure that Jesus was alive, why didn’t they break his legs?
The bible says it’s to fulfill the scripture:
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. (Psalms 34:19-20)
But what good is a righteous person’s bones when he’s dead? It wouldn’t make any sense. Did the prophecy say that Jesus would have to be lanced instead of breaking his bones?
- The disciples didn’t have the power to resurrect Jesus
The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. They told him, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise from the dead.’ So we request that you seal the tomb until the third day. This will prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and then telling everyone he was raised from the dead! If that happens, we’ll be worse off than we were at first.” (Matthew 27:62-64)
Even if the disciples stole his supposedly ‘dead’ body, how would it be possible for them to say Jesus raised from the dead if Jesus was not alive? They did not have the power to resurrect Jesus!
- Jesus told Mary Magdalene he was not dead
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. (John 20:17)
Why would Jesus say this if Jesus died on the cross?
- Why would Jesus need to eat if he was resurrected?
They say after Jesus was crucified, he came back to his disciples.
And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence. (Luke 24:41-43)
- The angels testified that Jesus was alive
They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. (Luke 24:23)
The angels didn’t say Jesus was ‘resurrected’, but ‘ALIVE’.
Most of the time we see things the way we are ‘programmed’ to see. We seldom question our thoughts on things because we believe them to be true, but they’re not necessarily correct all the time.
People are made to believe that Jesus died and resurrected, but further and a more detailed study of the Bible reveals the opposite.
The Quran says:
And [We cursed them] for their disbelief and their saying against Mary a great slander,
And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.
Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise. (Quran 4:156-158)