We Are All Accomplices!

Glenn Addington By Glenn Addington, 8th Nov 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1g-vt-s_/
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Thoughts based on the book title, "Who Put Jesus On The Cross?"

'Accomplice' and 'Perpetrator' Defined

Most of us, having watched the news, or crime shows on television, are familiar with the terms 'perpetrator' and 'accomplice'. A perpetrator is someone who has committed a crime; an accomplice is someone who has helped the perpetrator in some way, and so is also guilty to some degree.

A.W. Tozer's Book - "Who Put Jesus On The Cross?"

When the book entitled, "Who put Jesus on the Cross?" was printed, some may have been curious about the title. Was some new discovery made, which told us something other than what was said in the gospel narratives in the New Testament? Perhaps one of the apocryphal books gave us a glimpse of something we'd never heard before - a new piece of information. We are told in Matthew 26:47 that the arresting multitude came from the chief priests and elders of the temple. In Matthew 27:20, we learn that the chief priests and elders persuaded the people to ask for Barabbas' release, and the crucifixion of Jesus. The people cried out, "His blood be on us and on our children." And finally, we read in Mark 15 that Roman soldiers carried out the crucifixion. We certainly have a host of directions in which we can point a finger and place blame. It was a concerted effort - many characters were involved in the commission of the crime of putting Jesus to death.

The Awful Truth

But is that really the end of the matter, and nothing else needs to be said? The truth is, every man, woman and child who ever drew a breath and grew old enough to know right from wrong, and chose the wrong, had a hand in His crucifixion. Yes, that means that you and I are accomplices to this crime.

The Wonderful Result

And the incredible reality is that God would not choose to punish us for our part in this, but would choose this act as the means to restore our relationship to Him! As we commune with our Lord this morning around this, His table, let us thank God for His plan to redeem us, and to allow us to be called children of God.


All scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Version of the Bible.

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Communion Meditation, Eucharist Thoughts, Guilty, Jesuss Crucifixion

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author avatar Glenn Addington
I am an American, former Viet Nam veteran, and a Christian, living in East Tennessee. I am now retired and am pursuing a writing career. I would welcome writing assignments.

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