Friday, February 27, 2004


In Denver, a dumb church has posted a road sign to take advantage of the controversy surrounding The Passion:

....The large-size outdoor marquee, which sits on the property of the Lovingway United Pentecostal Church at Colorado and Mississippi, says, "Jews Killed The Lord Jesus" and the word "Settled!"....

Perhaps they are unaware that the Jewish religious leaders of the day were banned from levying capital punishment sentences. [Please see John chapter 18, verse 35. Consulting the Bible is always helpful in such theological matters.]

The Romans killed Jesus. Pontius Pilate, fearing that Rome would hear that he was "no friend of Caesar" if he spared Jesus, contemptably put him to death. To put this in modern historical terms, think of Vichy French leaders trying to prove by their cruelties that they are more Nazi than their fellows.

If the Jews could legally do nothing to Jesus, it is hardly sensible to assign them the complete blame for his death.