Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Why DID we crucify Jesus?

Question: If Jesus is just another great teacher, why did we kill him? William Willimon asks the same question:

“It is odd that we have made even Jesus into such a quivering mass of affirmation and oozing graciousness, considering how frequently, unguardedly, and gleefully Jesus told us that we were sinners. Anyone who thinks that Jesus was into inclusiveness, self-affirmation, and open-minded, heart-happy acceptance has then got to figure out why we responded to him by nailing him on a cross. He got there not for urging us to ‘consider the lilies’ but for calling us ‘whitewashed tombs’ and even worse.”

As someone else has stated, "God made man in his own image, and we've been returning the favor ever since."