[Mattricks] Are Jews still guilty for the crucifixion??
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ARE JEWS STILL GUILTY FOR THE CRUCIFIXION?
Scripture teaches no one is guilty for the sins of another. We all enter the world innocent of the misdeeds of
our parents. This includes every Jewish child.
Yet the Bible also teaches we can become guilty of the sin of another by sympathy with it. Christ said the
Pharisees were guilty of the murder of Abel and all righteous blood from the beginning of the world. (Mat.
23:35) Why? Because the Pharisees persecuted righteousness. Had they been present in the time of
they would have murdered Abel. Thus, according to Christ, it is possible to become spiritually guilty of a
sin, such as murder or adultery, even without physically committing the act. The will is there. All that is
lacking is the opportunity.
Modern or rabbinic Judaism is a product of those very Pharisees whom Christ excoriated, and who
ultimately had Him crucified. The authoritative Universal Jewish Encyclopedia explains:
The Jewish religion as it is today traces its descent without a break through all the centuries from the
Pharisees. Their leading ideas and methods found expression in a literature of enormous extent, of which
a great deal is still in existence.. The Talmud is the largest and most important single piece of that
literature.. The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Article on Pharisaism, p. 474
If a Jewish child is born into an orthodox Jewish family, he innocently enters a religious system entirely
obedient to those who masterminded the crucifixion of Jesus. The Pharisees and their vast, rambling
anti-bible, the Talmud, possess greater authority for religious Jews than does the Old Testament. As the
Universal Jewish Encyclopedia confirms: Thus the ultimate authority for orthodoxy is the Babylonian
Talmud. The Bible itself ranks second to it in reality, if not in theory. Universal Jewish Encyclopedia,
Authority p. 637.
What does the Talmud teach about Jesus? It says He seduced and deceived the people. Git.56b-57a. He
was a bastard, his mother Mary being a whore San.106b. He practiced sorcery and enticed His race to
apostasy. San.43a. He was a fool. San.67a. He was stoned, burned, decapitated and strangled in His
death. San. 106b, Git.57a. He was excommunicated for the thought of seducing a woman and in His shame
fell down and worshipped a brick. San.107b. He is now in hell, languishing in boiling hot excrement. Git.56a.
The Talmud is emphatic that it was necessary to kill Jesus because He was one of the three worst
enemies of Judaism. Git.56a; a false prophet who seduced and deceived the people. Git.56b-57a.
Is the modern Jew guilty of the death of Christ? The answer is simple. If he agrees with the Talmud that the
Pharisees did the right thing by having Jesus crucified, then that Jew today is as guilty as the Jewish mob
that sided with the Pharisees 2,000 years ago, shouting Crucify Him, crucify Him. Mk. 15:13. If, however,
modern Jew disassociates himself from loyalty to the Pharisees and their claims against Christ, then he is
free from any guilt.
Unfortunately, amid the shock waves of Mel Gibsons Passion, many evangelical Christian leaders are
rushing forward to absolve all Jews of any spiritual guilt concerning the crucifixion. Such pandering not only
makes Gods law of none effect, it attempts to free the Jews from a burden of guilt they themselves invited.
To hasten the crucifixion of Christ, the Jewish leaders said, His blood be upon us and upon our children.
Mk. 27:25. All adult Jews who still support the pharisaic system which crucified Christ are thus linked in
spiritual guilt with those who actively accomplished the act.
Of course, anyone, such as a gentile Satanist, who approves of the crucifixion, or a Christian who becomes
apostate (Heb. 6:6), is spiritually guilty of crucifying Christ. Rabbinic Judaism however, because it
constitutes the "synagogue of Satan" (Rev. 2:9) uniquely incurs blame for Christ's death upon all Jews who
give themselves to it.
During the past century, Jewish apologists, for purposes of ecumenical harmony with Christians, have
referred to Jesus in such terms as a great teacher. Such a description is found nowhere in rabbinic
Judaisms most sacred repository of authority, the Babylonian Talmud. Rabbinic Judaism, despite efforts
to whitewash it, remains of all great religions (including Islam) the most vehemently opposed to the claims
of Christ. To be a religious, observant Jew is to embrace the Talmud and its blasphemous opinion of
Someday, the Bible teaches, a remnant of Jews out of the Great Tribulation will believe on the One their
fathers crucified. Yet for the present, the church must heed Christs warning to Beware of the leaven
(teaching) of the Pharisees. Matt. 16:6. In other words: Beware of Judaism. Paul also warns the church,
referring to unbelieving Jews as enemies (Rom. 11:28)
who both killed the Lord Jesus and prophets,
and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men. I Thess. 2:15
The Jews were given transcendent spiritual light, first at Sinai, and then through their prophets. When they
rejected that light, they were plunged into incredible darkness. While individual Jews may not necessarily
be held guilty of such apostasy, the fact is Jewish leadership and institutions remain formidably opposed
to Christianity. Moses warned the Jews that if they rejected Gods law, they would be cursed above all
nations. Deut. 28:15. They not only rejected Gods law, but crucified its giver, Jesus Christ. Christ said that
the House of Israel, after its rejection of Him, would be left desolate. Lk.13:35.
Today, no evangelical leader has the privilege of removing guilt from Jews who still reject their Messiah
and embrace the teaching of His murderers. Christ has both a long-standing love-affair and quarrel with the
Jewish nation. He will settle that quarrel some day on His own terms, at last obtaining faith, obedience, and
righteousness from what scripture repeadedly describes as a "stiff-necked people."
Such a people now control Hollywood and Americas media. They dominate Congress. They dictate
Americas foreign policy in the Middle East. They are the fountainhead of anti-Christian activity and
legislation, including so-called anti-hate laws which strip Christians of free speech. (See articles on
anti-hate laws.) In short, they are more determined than ever that Christ will never prevail. Yet in the end,
Christ will have righteousness from His people, the Jews. They will look on Him whom they pierced and
they will mourn
as one mourns for an only son. Zech. 12:10.
The National Prayer Network and Jewish Guilt
The NATIONAL PRAYER NETWORK is a pre-eminent source of information and discussion concerning
Jewish guilt. The previous article by NPNs director, Rev. Ted Pike, addressed the question: Are the
still guilty for the crucifixion of Christ?
The question of whether the Jews were guilty for the crucifixion 2,000 years ago is not the primary concern
of this article. It has been answered repeatedly and powerfully in the affirmative by both the New
Testament and Mel Gibsons The Passion of the Christ. Nor is the popular cliché that we all killed Christ
considered. The idea of corporate guilt for Christs death is unknown to Scripture. While we all have
sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23), we have not all crucified Jesus.
Instead, Pike discusses the crucifixion as a specific act of blasphemy and violence effected through a
conspiracy of pharisaic leaders of the first century A.D. It was secondarily accomplished with the
assistance of an agitated Jewish mob pressuring Pontius Pilate. It was only incidentally completed by a
handful of unwitting Roman soldiers.
In his article, Pike confirms what the New Testament attests: that the Pharisees were the masterminds
behind the crucifixion. In the Book of Acts, the disciples, in face to face rebuke of the Pharisees, insistently
identify them as the culprits: The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by
hanging Him on the cross. Acts 5:30; cf. Acts 2:22, 36; 3:13-15; 4:10. The fact that modern religious Jews
give first loyalty to these ancient Pharisees and their Talmud is crucially relevant to the question: Are Jews
today guilty for the crucifixion?
NPNs educational materials also deal with other aspects of the question of Jewish guilt. Are Jews guilty
1. creating the scourge of international communism?
2. dominating Hollywood and the media, corrupting humanity?
3. stimulating Mideast strife and terrorism through a century of abrasiveness against the Palestinians?
4. creating anti-Christian civil liberties organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith,
which militate against Christian values and symbols?
5. promoting anti-Christian legislation such as hate crime laws which protect Jews and homosexuals, but
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