Re: Why was Jesus killed (Tom)
- On 28 Mar 99, at 12:27, Christ Thomas wrote:
> Obviously, from the historic records Caiaphas led the religious movementHow is the obvious? Caiaphas was a Roman political appointee. How
> to murder Jesus. He saw Jesus as a threat to his religious order. Does
> anyone know what religion he represented?
can one conclude that his motivations were theological rather than
> Pilate served at the pleasure of Rome and was the Roman government'sIt certainly seems to me possible that (as Brandon argues) Jesus in
> rubber stamp. If Rome wanted Jesus dead Pilate would find a solution and
> still keep himself and Romans from being the ones faulted. Not unlike
> todays governments holding themselves blameless for their actions.
> I maintain, and as the records indicate, Jesus was actually tried and
> murdered for opposing and possibly leading a revolt against the taxation
> by Rome. Obviously, it benefited Romes churches also to remove the
> dissident that preached against them.
fact was opposed to Roman taxation. But it is a difficult case to