Who was really behind Jesus’ death

“This Man [Jesus], delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.”

Acts 2:23

This is one of the things Peter said in the first sermon in Church history. He was speaking to the same crowd which had 50 days before yelled out, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” demanding that Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Messiah, be put to death.

What is of utmost interest to me in this text is the revelation that God planned the brutal execution of His Only Begotten Son. It wasn’t the Romans, it wasn’t the Jews, yes they both had His blood on their hands (they were agents in the brutality) but God had predetermined this to happen.

As to why God would do such a cruel thing, go read John 3:16…



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