Who Killed Christ
Parts 1 through 6
By Willie Martin

Jew Watch

Who Killed Christ - Part 1

 While the Judeo-Christians and the Jews have spent countless hours and untold billions of dollars propagandizing our people with the false teachings of when Christ was born. So have they been doing with who actually killed Him.

 This study, in part, is taken from one of Pastor Sheldon Emry's sermons. I believe that Pastor Emory was one of the greatest Bible scholars of this century and perhaps of all time. The only one would even remotely reach him in scholarship was Pastor Howard B. Rand. Their study and teachings far exceed anything the Judeo-Christian ministers have done over the years.

 The Judeos have been too busy kissing up to the Jews in order to get vast amounts of money. For whoever will betray Christ with false teachings the Jews will shower with vast amounts of money that they have stolen from our people.

 The Judeo-Christian ministers do not wish to be exposed to the antics of the Jews when they are angry at someone. And example of that would be Paul which is told to us in Acts 16:17-24: "The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews (This does not mean Jews by race for they are not a race, but only a people who have accepted Judaism as their religion; nor by religion because Paul was raised as a Jew but was converted to the Way on the road to Damascus), do exceedingly trouble our city, And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks."

 So not wishing to be exposed to this sort of treatment by the Jews, they would rather live in luxury and betray our Lord and Savior and King.

 Recently we posted a study about when Christ was actually born, refuting the age old lie perpetrated by the Jew. This study will show you the truth about who actually killed Christ and it was not the Romans.

WHO KILLED CHRIST?

 As an article printed in The Phoenix Gazette on Saturday, September 27, 1969 touched upon the last chapter; we feel that it is now necessary to present a study on "Who Killed Christ." The article was headed  His Failure to Co-operate Cited "Jewish Effort To Save Jesus From Execution Told," by George W. Cornell:

 New York (AP): "Jewish officials sought to save Jesus from Roman execution, but He wouldn't co- operate, says a noted authority on First Century Jewish and Roman law. That's the latest conclusion about an old but still pondered judicial proceeding that has echoed through history. This new and probing analysis of the case comes from Justice Haim Cohn of Israel's Supreme Court. His findings, presented in the Israeli Law Review, were published recently in Hadassah Magazine in his country. He maintains that the questioning of Jesus by the Jewish council, the Sanhedrin, on the night before His trial and condemnation by the Roman occupation government, was an unsuccessful effort to find grounds for saving His life. However, under Roman Law, he adds, the accused could be convicted on his own plea of guilty, even without witnesses, and to avoid this, Jesus had to be 'dissuaded from pleading guilty' and 'induced to co-operate.' Justice Cohn says it was for this purpose, after the Sanhedrin had discredited the witnesses, that its president, the high priest, questioned Jesus directly, asking if He was 'Christ, the Son of the Blessed.' Jesus replied in the affirmative. 'That reply caused the high priest and the Sanhedrin to give up in despair.'

 The Israeli Justice writes, since Jesus would not 'bow to their authority' or give the assurances they needed to intervene in His behalf. 'They could do nothing more,' he says, other than let the Roman trial run its course. Rather than being prompted by purely eithico-religious considerations, however, 'their motives were realistic and political,' he says, 'aimed at regaining some of their lost influence among the people.'

 Nothing could have been further from their intentions, or more harmful to their purpose, than to arouse the discontent and disaffection of the people by lending a hand in the execution by the Romans of one of their midst.' On the other hand, 'any action on their part to prevent such execution would, if successful, have been likely to arouse popular applause and to reinstate them in the eyes of the people as their natural and legitimate leaders.' He says this is the only objective that could have caused the unusual night meeting of the Sanhedrin, in view of conditions, laws and customs of that day, and it also fits basically the Gospel accounts. The meeting started with numerous witnesses being questioned and branded as 'false witnesses,' he notes, adding that they obviously would have been accepted as truthful if incriminating testimony had been desired. However, he adds, the Sanhedrin 'was interested in satisfying itself that any evidence that might be available against Jesus was false and inadmissible' so they could safely intercede in His behalf. 'Hence it so found and so declared.' That point would have been sufficient under Jewish law for clearing Jesus of the Roman charges, the Justice notes, since Jewish law prohibited any conviction except by testimony of at least two reliable witnesses."

 Note: This article was across the top of the page carrying religious and church news. The argument, presented by this AP news release, that the so-called "Jews" were really attempting to save the life of Jesus is Entirely False. For instance, it was the Jewish scribes, chief priests and Pharisees who arrested Jesus in the first place, Not The Romans. However, the Jew Haim Cohn does make two very, revealing admissions.

 1). Cohn says that their [Jewish officials'] motives were realistic and political aimed at regaining some of their lost influence among the people. In other words, the Jews wanted to regain their power over the people!

 John verifies this motive when he quotes the chief priests and Pharisees, who claimed they were fearful: "Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation." (John 11:47-48) Then John goes on to state: "Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death." (John 11:53)

 Haim Cohn says they [the Jews] tried to save Him in order to remain in power over the people; But God's Holy Word says they [the Jews] tried to kill Him in order to remain in power over the people! So true to their history, the Jews, have always said one thing [we always do good], but do in actuality the opposite [always do evil].

 2). Then after more lies about the Sanhedrin trying to discredit the witnesses against Jesus; [Matthew bears witness of this lie by stating]:  "Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council SOUGHT [looked for] FALSE WITNESS AGAINST JESUS, to put him to death." (Matthew 26:59)

Who Killed Christ - Part 2

     Then: Cohn admits they tried to get Jesus to deny that He was Christ, the Son of the Blessed, and to bow to their [the Jews'] authority. However, Jesus would not bow to the Jews' authority nor deny He was the Son of God, Haim Cohn then says, "they [the Jews] could do nothing more" than let the Roman trial run its course [Now, most Christians will believe this out of hand never thinking about the fact that the Romans, Pilate, wanted to turn Him loose but the Jews would not have it that way].

 We shall have much more to say about the Roman trial later, but it is very significant that the high Jewish authority of that day tried to make Jesus deny His Divinity and bow to their authority. That is what Satan asked the Lord to do, fall down and worship him. Which is what Communist leaders require all over the world, that people deny the Divinity of Jesus Christ and bow to their authority. And here we see the admission that Judaism in its ancient form was so opposed to Jesus Christ that its leaders admit it was necessary that He be killed in order to establish Jewish authority!

 They Have Not Changed in the Almost 2000 Years since Jesus' Time on Earth: But even so, all to many "Judeo-Christian Ministers," not seeing the significance of these admissions, will be deceived by Haim Cohn's Lie that the Jewish officials sought to save Jesus from Roman execution and will be parroting that Lie, the Jews didn't really kill Jesus but tried to save Him! At the same time they will join the increasing effort to convince Christians to accept the idea that Judaism is equal to, and is perhaps even superior to, Christianity, including the idea that Jews should be brought into the Christian churches  to teach us about the Bible. What Blasphemy!!!

 "As long as there remains among the Christians any moral conception of the social order, and until all faith, patriotism, and dignity are uprooted, our reign over the world shall not come. We have already fulfilled part of our work, but we cannot yet claim that the whole of our work is done. We have still a long way to go before we can overthrow our main opponent: The Christian Church. We must always bear in mind that the Christian Church is the only institution which has stood, and which will, as long as it remains in existence, stand in our way.

 The Christian Church, with its methodical work of edifying and moral teachings, will always keep its congregations in such a state of mind, as to make them too self-respecting to yield to our domination, and to bow before our future King of the Jews.

 That is why we have been striving to discover the best way of destroying Christianity and its very foundations. We have spread the spirit of revolt and false liberalism among the nations of the Christians so as to persuade them away from their faith and even to make them ashamed of professing the precepts of their Religion and obeying the Commandments of their leader Jesus Christ.

 We have brought many of them to boast of being atheists, and more than that, to glory in being descendants of the ape! We have given them new theories, impossible of realization, such as Communism, Anarchy, and Socialism, which are not serving our purposes. The stupid Christians have accepted them with the greatest enthusiasm, without realizing that those theories are ours, and that they constitute our most powerful instrument against themselves...

 We have blackened the Christian Church [through plays, movies, television, newspapers, magazines, books, programs], with the most ignominious calumnies, we have stained its history and disgraced even her noblest activities. We have imputed to it the wrongs of its enemies, and have thus brought these latter to stand more closely by our side. So much so, that we are not witnessing, to our greatest satisfaction, rebellions against Christianity [by placing false teachings in the seminaries, and by placing their agents in most of the pulpits of America and the other Christian nations of the world], in many countries. We have turned her Clergy into objects of hatred and ridicule, we have subjected them to the contempt of the crowd [Through the antics of False Christian preachers, like the Jew Jim Bakker, the Jew Mike Evans and many others. Through greedy dogs like Jerry Falwell, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggert, etc.]. We have caused the practice of the Catholic Religion to be considered out of date and a mere waste of time [and through their influence many so-called Catholic Priests are Queers and perverts and worse].

 And the Christians, in their stupidity, have proved easier dupes than we expected them to be. One would expect more intelligence and more practical common sense, but they are no better than a heard of sheep. Let them graze in our fields till they become fat enough to be worthy of being immolated to our future King of the World...

 We have founded many secret societies, which all work for our purpose, under our orders and our direction. We have made it an honor, a great honor, for the Christians to join us in our organizations, which are, thanks to our gold, flourishing now more than ever.

 Yet it remains our secret that those Christians who betray their own and most precious interests, by joining us in our plot, should never know that those associations are of our creation, and that they serve our purposes.

 One of the many triumphs of our Freemasonry is that those Christians who become members of our Lodges, should never suspect that we are using them to build their own jails, upon whose terraces we shall erect the throne of our Universal King of the Jews; and should never know that we are commanding them to forge the chains of their own servility to our future king of the world.

 So far, we have considered our strategy in our attacks upon Christianity from the outside. But this is not all. Let us now explain how we have gone further in our work, to hasten the ruin of the Christian Faith, and how we have penetrated into its most intimate circles, and brought even some of her clergy to become pioneers of our cause.

 We have induced some of our children to join the Christian Church, with the explicit intimation that they should work in a still more efficient way for the disintegration of Christianity, by creating scandals within it. We have thus followed the advice of our Princes of the Jews, who so wisely said: 'Let some of your children become cannons [Judeo-Christian Ministers, pastors, etc.], so that they may destroy the Church.' Unfortunately, not all among the 'convert' Jews have proved faithful to their mission. Many of them have even betrayed us! But, on the other hand, others have kept their promise and honored their word. Thus the counsel of our Elders has proved successful. We are the fathers of all revolutions - even of those which sometimes happen to turn against us. We are the supreme masters of peace and war. We can boast of being the Creators of the reformation! Calvin was one of our children; he was of Jewish descent, and was entrusted by Jewish authority and encouraged with Jewish finance to draft his scheme in the Reformation.

 Martin Luther yielded to the influence of his Jewish friends, and again, by Jewish authority and with Jewish finance, his plot against the Catholic Church met with success But unfortunately he discovered our deception, and we had to dispose of him before he could alert the Christians. Thanks to our propaganda to our theories of Liberalism and to our misrepresentations of Freedom, the minds of many among the Gentiles were ready to welcome the Reformation. They separated from the Church to fall into our snare. And thus the Catholic Church was very sensibly weakened, and her authority over the Kings of the Christians was reduced almost to naught.

 We are grateful to Protestants for their loyalty to our wishes, although most of them are, inn the sincerity of their faith, unaware of their loyalty to us. We are grateful to them for the wonderful help they are giving us in our fight [Through traitorous clergy] against the stronghold of Christian Civilization, and in our preparations for the advent of our supremacy over the whole world and over the Kingdom of the Christians.

 So far we have succeeded in overthrowing most of the Thrones of Europe. The rest will follow in the near future. Russia has already worshiped our rule. France, with her Masonic Government, is under our thumb. England, in her dependence upon our finance, is under our heel; and in her Protestantism is our hope for the destruction of all Christianity. Spain and Mexico are but toys in our hands. And many other countries, including the United States have already fallen for our scheming [Thanks to the Clergy of Organized Religion and the radio and TV evangelists].

 But Christianity is still alive...We must destroy it without the least delay and without the slightest mercy. Most of the Press in the world is under our Control; let us therefore encourage in a still more violent way the hatred of the world against Christianity. Let us intensify our activities in poisoning the morality of the Christians. Let us spread the spirit of revolution in the minds of the people. They must be made to despise Patriotism and the love of their family, to consider their faith as a humbug, their obedience to their Religion as a degrading servility, so that they become deaf to the appeal of True Christians and blind to their warnings against us. Let us, above all, make it impossible for Christians...to be united...for non-Christians to join the Church; otherwise the greatest obstruction to our domination will be strengthened and all our work undone. Our plot will be unveiled, the Christians will turn against us, in the spirit of revenge, and our domination over them will never be realized. Let us remember that as long as there still remain active enemies of Christianity, we may hope to become Masters of the World...And let us remember always that the future Jewish King will never reign in the world until Christianity is destroyed..." (From a series of speeches at the B'nai B'rith Convention in Paris, published shortly afterwards in the London Catholic Gazette, which was forced out of business and closed by the Jews and their "friends" shortly after the publication of this article. Further substantiation of the authenticity is that Paris Le Reveil du Peuple published a similar account, 1936)
 
 

Who Killed Christ - Part 3

 However, before you are deceived by such Jewish propaganda, why not search the Scriptures with us to see what God's Holy Word has to say about Who Killed Christ? Because in any murder investigation, the authorities usually seek answer to the following questions:

 1). Were there any previous attempts to kill the deceased, and if so, by whom?

 2). Had anyone shown enough hatred of the deceased so as to demonstrate a desire to kill him?

 3). Had the deceased, prior to his death, named any who might attempt to kill him?

 4). Who was last seen with the victim? Who might have had him under their physical control?

 5). What is the testimony of those who witnessed the murder?

 In the case of a murder committed many centuries ago, such as the death of Christ, we must avail ourselves of the historical records of events of that time. In this case we have a complete written account of the first years of our Christian era. We shall take each of the above questions in the order asked.

 As we read but a short way into the Gospels before we find the first attempt to kill Jesus. In chapter 2 of Matthew we find that King Herod attempted to trick the Wise Men into revealing the location of the child Jesus. When God prevented that, we find that Herod: "...was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under..." (Matthew 2:16) Herod did this in a vain attempt to kill Jesus, in His infancy.

 Mark tells of the healing of a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath day: "And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day; that they might accuse him...he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other." (Mark 3:1-5)

 Following which: "And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him." (Mark 3:6) So here we see the Pharisees planning with others to kill Jesus. The Herodians are identified in secular history as also being Edomites.

 After Jesus healed a man which had an infirmity: "And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him...the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father..." (John 5:16-18; See also John 8:57-59)

 Many other instances of thwarted attempts by the religious leaders to kill Jesus in Jerusalem are described in all four Gospels. The situation became so bad that John relates: "After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him." (John 7:1; Also Luke 6:11)

 Besides the actual attempts to murder Jesus, we find the Gospels tell of open ridicule, trickery, and hatred of Jesus by the chief priests, scribes and Pharisees.

 In Matthew the Disciples told Jesus the Pharisees were offended by what Jesus had said. (Matthew 15:12)  Yet we find that all four Gospels tell of the multitudes of the people who came to praise Jesus for His miracles at the very same time the religious authorities hated Him. No antagonism was evidenced from the people, although not all believed, of course. And neither did the Romans take particular attention to His coming and going, only the so-called Church Leaders.

 After Jesus overthrew the tables of the money changers in the temple, Mark says: "And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished [impressed] at his doctrine." (Mark 11:18) Fear of the loss of their wealth and power made these greedy men desire the end of Jesus' miracles. Then after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead: "...he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth..." (John 11:43-44)

 In response we find that the Jews: "Then...the Jews...some of them went their ways to the Pharisees. Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? or this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation." (John 11:45-48) John goes on to say: "Then from that day forth they [the Jews] took counsel together for to put him [Jesus] to death." (John 11:53) This hatred for Jesus became so well known in Judea that we read: "Howbeit no man spake openly of him [Jesus] for fear of the Jews."  (John 7:13)

 Sometimes a murder case is solved when authorities find that the victim knew, or suspected, that certain persons might attempt to take his life. Using that as a lead, they [the authorities] could then investigate further by considering who did Jesus say would kill Him? And we find that Jesus told the twelve disciples of His coming death, and He named the men who would do it. "From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the Elders and Chief Priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day." (Matthew 16:21)

 There are nine (9) places telling of His prophecy of His own death (Matthew 16:21, 20:18; Mark 8:32; Luke 9:22, 18:33 and John 6:64, 13:1, 18:4 and 19:28) and five (5) times. (Matthew 16:21, 20:18; Mark 8:31; Luke 9:22 and 18:33) He names the chief priests, scribes, elders, and Pharisees as those who would kill him! In the Gospel of John we find an account of Jesus personally accusing these same men of seeking to kill Him. John 7, speaking to the Jews: "...the Jews..." (John 7:15) He asked: "...Why go ye about to kill me?" (John 7:19) These Jews are identified in the next chapter as: "...the scribes and Pharisees..." (John 8:3)

 Jesus then delivered to them a scathing rebuke, including these words: "...ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you." (John 8:37) His rebuke so angered them that: "Then took they up stones to cast at him..." (John 8:59)

 In this same chapter we find that Christ identified these religious rulers as Not of Israel! This will be shown later. Jesus also taught a parable in which He identified His murderers, after which they again attempted to kill Him. We know it as the parable of the vineyard in Matthew 21:33-46 and Luke 20:9-19. This parable is the story of planting a vineyard and similar to Isaiah, in which we read: "...the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel..." (Isaiah 5:7)

 This verse in Isaiah identifies the vineyard as "the house of Israel," and the planter is identified as God Almighty. In the parable, the vineyard [Israel] is under the charge of husbandmen, to whom the planter sends servants that they [the husbandmen -- Jews] should give Him the fruit of the vineyard. But instead, the husbandmen beat and killed the servants. (Matthew 21:35) Then the householder [God]: "But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying. They will reverence my son." (Matthew 21:37)

 But what did Christ teach they would do? "But when the husbandmen saw  the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance." (Matthew 21:38) Then we read: "And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet." (Matthew 21:45-46)

 In Luke's account he says: "And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: For they perceived that he had spoke this parable against them." (Luke 20:19) So it is obvious that they [the Jews] understood that Jesus knew it was they who would attempt to kill Him!

 Therefore in this parable and its aftermath, we see that those who Christ said would kill Him are same who then attempted to do so [This story also identifies these "religious" men as non-Israelites as we'll see a little further on]. Thus the evidence we have seen would bring these men only under suspicion. It would be considered "circumstantial evidence" in a modern court of law and would not be enough to convict the scribes, the chief priests, the elders, and the Pharisees of the murder itself. They could have been found guilty of attempted murder; but we are seeking the answer to Who Killed Christ, not just who threatened Him.
 
 

Who Killed Christ - Part 4

 Matthew, Mark and Luke each tell of the final plans that were made to kill Jesus, identifying the men who made the plans  and then proceeded to carry them out. "Then assembled together  the Chief Priests, and the scribes, and the Elders of the people, unto the palace of the High Priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him." (Matthew 26:3-4) That is pretty plain testimony, is it not? Describing the actual capture, he relates: "And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the Chief Priests and Elders of the people." (Matthew 26:47)

 From Mark: "...and the Chief Priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death...and immediately while he yet spake, cometh JUDAS, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the Chief Priests and the scribes and the Elders." (Mark 14:1, 43)

 Luke gives the same account with the addition of "Captains of the Temple": "And the Chief Priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people...And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called JUDAS, one of the twelve...Then Jesus said unto the Chief Priests, and captains of the Temple, and the Elders...with swords and staves?" (Luke 22:2, 47, 52)

 Then John relates this same story he identifies The Band of Mark 15:16:  "And the soldiers led him [Jesus] away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band." (Mark 15:16)

 Who then mocked and mistreated Him: "Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the Chief Priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons...Then The Band and The Captain and Officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him." (John 18:3, 12) So, we can see all relates that Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus to His captors, and state that it was The Chief Priests who had agreed to pay Judas money for that betrayal. And we can see clearly who the BAND was that Jesus was delivered up to by the Roman Soldiers. It was the Band given to Judas from the Chief Priests and Pharisees, the Captain, Officers and soldiers of the temple!!! "Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the Chief Priests...they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver." (Matthew 26:14-15 See also Mark 14:10-11, Luke 22:3-5) That the high priest, Caiaphas, was privy to all these events is proven again when Jesus was taken directly to his [Caiaphas'] palace.

 John tells of the people's belief in Jesus' miracles, (John 7:32) and then identifies Jesus' captors as: "...a band of men and officers from the Chief Priests and Pharisees...then the band and the Captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him." (John 18:3, 12)

 Some of our "Judeo-Christian Ministers" try to make it appear that all the people in Jerusalem were the culprits in His [Jesus'] betrayal and murder, but these same chapters above tell that His followers were willing to fight for Him, but were prevented from doing so by Christ Himself. For when Peter attempted to defend Jesus, He [Christ] said: "...Put up again thy sword into his place...Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?" (Matthew 26:52-54)

 So by this, we can see that Christ gave the Disciples to understand that He must be allowed to be taken captive. It was only after this that the disciples forsook Him. (Matthew 26:56)

 Nowhere in All of the New Testament Scriptures is anyone accused of being a part of Jesus' betrayal and capture except those who were directly connected with, or paid by, the religious rulers of Jerusalem!

 Now that we know who captured Jesus, let us continue with the rest of the account of this ancient drama. Many of our "Judeo-Christian Ministers" [teach a lie -- although they may not know it, for failure to study the Scriptures] and attempt to blame the Romans, through Pilate, for the murder of Christ. However, from the time of His being taken by physical force [by the Jews] until His death on the Cross, Jesus came into the presence, and under the control, of the civil authorities of Judea, Not of Rome! It is true that Rome was in full military control of Judea at that time. But that was due to the actions of the Pharisees themselves. The following is the account related in the Jewish Encyclopedia which led up to the Romans becoming the military conquerors of Palestine: "It is difficult to state at what time the Pharisees, as a party, arose. Josephus first mentions them in connection with Jonathan, the successor of Judas Maccabeus. (Ant. 13:5,9). Under John Hyrcanus (135-105) they appear as a powerful party opposing the Sadducean proclivities of the king, who had formerly been a disciple of theirs, though the story as told by Josephus is unhistorical. (Ant. 13:10,5; comp. Jubilees, Book of, and Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs)

 The Hasmonean dynasty, with its worldly ambitions and aspirations, met with little support from the Pharisees, whose aim was the maintenance of a religious spirit in accordance with their interpretation of the Law. (see Psalms of Solomon)

 Under Alexander Jannaeus (104-78) the conflict between the people, siding with the Pharisees, and the king became bitter and ended in cruel carnage. (Ant. 13:13,5; xiv.1,2) Under his widow, Salome Alexandria (78-69), the Pharisees, led by Simeon ben Shetah, came to power; they obtained seats in the Sanhedrin, and that time was afterward regarded as the golden age, full of the blessing of heaven. But the bloody vengeance they took upon the Sadducees led to a terrible reaction, and under Aristobulus (69-63) the Sadducees regained their power. (Ant. 13:16,2 -- xiv.1,2) Amidst the bitter struggle which ensued, the Pharisees appeared before Pompey asking him to interfere and restore the old priesthood while abolishing the royalty of the Hasmoneans altogether. (Ant. 14:3,2) The defilement of the Temple by Pompey was regarded by the Pharisees as a divine punishment of Sadducean misrule. After the national independence had been lost, the Pharisees gained in influence while the star of the Sadducees waned. Herod found his chief opponents among the latter, and so he put the leaders of the Sanhedrin to death while endeavoring by a milder treatment to win the favor of the leaders of the Pharisees, who, though they refused to take the oath of allegiance, were otherwise friendly to him...In King Agrippa (41-44) the Pharisees had a supporter and friend, and with the destruction of the Temple the Sadducees disappeared altogether, leaving the regulation of all Jewish affairs in the hands of the Pharisees.

 Henceforth Jewish life was regulated by the teachings of the Pharisees; the whole history of Judaism was reconstructed from the Pharisaic point of view, and a new aspect was given to the Sanhedrin of the past. A new chain of tradition supplanted the older, priestly tradition, Pharisaism shaped the character of Judaism and the life and thought of the Jew for all the future..." (Jewish Encyclopedia, p. 665-666)

 And it is also true that Rome had ordered that no one was to be put to death by the local authorities. The chief priests were allowed to judge and punish for minor crimes; but the death sentence could be imposed or allowed only by the Roman Governor, who was Pilate at that time. And it was for that reason, the Jewish priests, though they had pronounced the death sentence on Him. "...He is guilty of death." (Matthew 26:66, 27:1) They could have whipped Him, but their desire was His death. "...when they {the Jews} had bound him {Christ}, they {the Jews} led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor." (Matthew 27:2)

 At first Pilate refused to comply with their demands, and they immediately set about to force Pilate to give his consent for them to put Jesus Christ to death. The details of his several attempts to release Jesus are told by all four Gospel writers. "...Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? For he [Pilate] knew that for envy they had delivered him [Christ]...And the governor [Pilate] said, Why, what evil hath he [Christ] done?" (Matthew 27:17-23); "But Pilate answered them saying, will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him [Christ] for envy...Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done?" (Mark 15:9-14)

 In fact, Pilate went to great lengths to convince the priests and Pharisees that they should not put Jesus to death.  "And Pilate when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, Said unto them...behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man [Jesus] touching those things whereof ye accuse him: No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worth of death is done unto him." (Luke 13:13-15)

 In his attempts to save Jesus, Pilate had sent Him to Herod because Herod had authority in Galilee where Jesus began His ministry. "...teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man [Jesus] were a Galilean. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time." (Luke 23:5-7) But Herod only mocked Him, and then sent Him back to Pilate. "And Herod with his men of war [soldiers] sent him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate." (Luke 23:11)
 


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 Also, note, these "solders" of Herod's are the "band of soldiers" as spoken of in Matthew 27:27, not the [Roman] soldiers of Pilate! "Then the soldiers of the governor [Pilate] took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers [Herod's]. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe...and mocked him..." (Matthew 27:27-29)

 We then find that again and again Pilate sought to release Jesus. (Luke 23:16 and John 19:12) Much more could be related of the almost desperate attempt by Pilate to save Jesus from death and of the reaction of the mob, who responded with threats of violence and insurrection: "When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made..." (Matthew 27:24); "And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them [the rulers -- see verse 18] and of the chief priests prevailed." (Luke 23:23)

 The final threat to Pilate was an accusation of treason, by him, to Caesar if he were to release Jesus. "...Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar." (John 19:12)

 Now some diehard, pro-Jew, anti-Christ "Judeo-Christian Ministers," in spite of all this evidence, will still insist that, "Well, it is true that the Jews urged the death of Jesus; but what really happened was that when Pilate gave up, he turned Jesus over to the Roman soldiers, and the Romans then proceeded to crucify Him."

 But, again we ask, What saith the Scripture? "When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye [Jews] to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children." (Matthew 27:24-25)

 Therefore, it is obvious to any thinking person, it was Not the Roman soldiers who answered, it was the Jewish Priests, Elders, Scribes, Captains and Officers of the Jews. Because it is so very important and to avoid the possibility of a misunderstanding we will explain verse 27 further. This verse says the soldiers of Pilate: "...took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers." (Matthew 27:27)

 Then the next verse recounts how they crucified Him. But, and this is very very important, the words "of soldiers" is in italics, which means, they were added by the translators! Mark's account is almost identical to Matthew's, except mark stops with the words "the whole band." "...led him away into the hall...and they call together the whole band." (Mark 15:16)

 The only Band referred to in all these accounts is the Band of the Chief Priests and Pharisees! (See again Matthew 27:27 and John 18:3, 12) Thus, by leaving out the words "of soldiers," inserted by the translators, it becomes obvious that both accounts say the same thing, i.e., that Jesus Christ was taken from Pilate's presence by his soldiers and then turned over to the band of the Chief Priests and Pharisees! Nowhere in the four Gospels are the Roman Soldiers referred to as a band. Luke confirms this, when he relates the following: "And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they [chief priests, scribes, Pharisees, Elders, Captains and Officers of the Jews] required. And...he delivered Jesus to their [chief priests etc.] will...they [chief priests etc.] led him away...they [chief priests etc.] crucified Him [Christ]..." (Luke 23:24-33)

 Luke does not say the Roman soldiers crucified Jesus, but he does say the Chief Priests and Rulers crucified Him: "...the Chief Priests and our rulers...crucified Him." (Luke 24:20)

 John confirms Luke's words with: "...Pilate saith unto them [Chief  Priests and Officers], Take ye [Jews] him [Christ], and [You Jews] crucify him: for I find no fault in him." (John 19:6)

 And again with: "...saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with him away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar [here the Jews even deny that God is/was their King]. Then delivered he him therefore unto them [The Jews] to be crucified. And they [chief priests etc.] took Jesus, and led him away...Where they [Chief priests etc.] crucified him..." (John 19:14-18)

 Paul also said it was the Jews who crucified the Lord Jesus Christ: "...even as they have of the Jews. Who...killed the Lord Jesus..." (1 Thessalonians 2:14-15) However, most so-called "Judeo-Christian Ministers," Traitors to the Lord Jesus Christ and Jewish boot licks, simply ignore these points, and usually quote only from vs. 23 and 24 of John 19 to try to prove the Roman Soldiers were the one who actually nailed Jesus to the Cross. So let's see what these verses tell us. VS.. 23 begins: "Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts..." (John 19:23)

 Then follows the story of the soldiers casting lots for Jesus' garments. The "Judeo-Christian Ministers" say, Ah ha, See, it says the Roman Soldiers crucified Jesus! But – it should be obvious, from what we have just read in the previous verses 16 and 18, that those referred to as they in verse 23 are not the Roman Soldiers, but the soldiers of the Chief Priests, Scribes, Pharisees, and Rulers of the Synagogue!

 Therefore it would be absolutely logical to read verse 23 as follows: "Then the soldiers when they [chief priests etc.] had crucified Jesus, took His garments." This reading would be in agreement with what we have already read from the unimpeachable witnesses, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul. The story of the parting of the garments of Jesus reveals another important truth. "...made four parts, to every soldier a part..." (John 19:23)

 Implying there were only four soldiers present at the crucifixion! Which would hardly have been possible if it had been an official Roman execution. Now, understand this, the information in this paragraph has do direct bearing on who crucified the Lord, but it is important information nevertheless and should be mentioned. "...and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout." (John 19:23)

 The coat referred to here, and in the other Gospels is called a robe, was not divided by the soldiers. It was left in one piece, and the soldiers cast lots for it, as they did with the garments. It is described as being made "without seam, woven from the top throughout." Christians should receive a blessing from realizing the robe placed on Jesus by Herod prior to His death was Not torn by the soldiers. "They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it..." (John 19:24)

 Don't you see it yet? Our Lord Jesus Christ walked to the place of His sacrificial death wearing the vesture [Robe], made in the manner and color prescribed for the Robe of the High Priest of Israel, (See Exodus 28:31-32) thus identifying Him as our High Priest! Praise the Lord God!!! Now let's consider: Why did Pilate wash his hands? The conclusion that the Jewish priests and their band were the actual murderers of Jesus, which has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, rather than the Romans being responsible for His death, would also explain the strange ritual that Pilate and the Jewish mob took part in when Pilate: "...washed his hands...saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it [you do it]." (Matthew 27:24) The Jewish mob then answered and said: "...His blood be on us, and on our children." (Matthew 27:25)

 This same action is mentioned in Moses' Law in Deuteronomy 21 and was performed by the elders when a murder was committed by unidentified persons. The entire explanation of the law is too long to quote here, but you should read it. Briefly, it required the civil authorities to go through the ritual of washing their hands in water and declaring: "And all the elders...shall wash their hands...And they shall...say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it." (Deuteronomy 21:6-7)

 This action absolved the officials of guilt, just as it did for Pilate. And Pilate would not have performed this ancient ritual had he been planning to have his soldiers kill Jesus! The Jewish priests, because they knew the Law understood the significance of Pilate's actions, when he washed his hands, and the fact that Pilate would not put Jesus to death.
 


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 Moreover, Pilate told them to do as they wished ["see ye to it"], and they answered Pilate's proclamation of his innocence by saying they would do it ["His blood be on us, and on our children"]. They knew Pilate's act and words also declared, in advance, that Jesus was the innocent victim of murder!

 The Apostles and Disciples, many of whom personally witnessed the events, who wrote the New Testament would have known the truth of these matters concerning Jesus' death. And nowhere in the gospels or in the Epistles are either Pilate or the Roman Soldiers accused of putting Jesus to death! That Jesus considered the Jews Himself considered the Jews the greater culprits is proven by His Words to Pilate:  "...he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin." (John 19:11)

 In spite of all this evidence, most of today's "Judeo-Christian Ministers" attempt to absolve the Jews of this crime by telling Christians that it was Pilate and the Romans who put to death the Lord of Glory. An example of this deliberate deception is related below, from The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, November 2, 1968. Under caption Evangelist accuses Christians. Titled "Prejudice Against Jews Un-Christian" -- My answer, by Billy Graham.

 "Question: Why is it that so many Christians [so-called] still carry prejudice against anyone who is Jewish? As I understand it, the Christian faith grew out of Judaism, and its first adherents were Jews. Why, then, do so many Protestants have this antipathy toward the Jews? J.D.

 Answer: I'm glad you said 'so-called' Christians, because I don't believe that a true Christian should have antipathy toward anyone. True, there are professing Christians who harbor prejudices against various ethnic groups. It is natural for a person to be partial toward people who speak, look, and act like himself. But one of the marks of the early Christians was their unfeigned love, not only for the 'brethren,' but for all men. At Pentecost there were people from all over the then civilized world, and the Spirit of God fell equally upon them all. What are the reasons why some people are prejudiced against the Jews? Perhaps one reason is envy, for, as we know, the Jewish people are very intelligent, and are usually eminently successful in anything they undertake. Another reason may be the mistaken impression it was the Jews who crucified Christ. this is not true. The Romans actually killed Him.

 But in a sense we all had a part in it. The Bible says, 'All we like sheep have gone astray, but the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.' People of many races had a part in Christ's crucifixion. Whatever prejudice there may be against the Jew, justification for it is not found in the Bible. The Bible says, 'For there is no difference.'"

 What an unmitigated, deceitful and contemptible liar Billy Graham is!!! Unlike Paul's evangelism, Billy Graham's evangelism never has brought on him the enmity of the Jews. Perhaps it is because Graham accuses the Christians of "prejudice or envy" of the Jews, but never accuses the Jews of "prejudice" against Christians! Graham writes that the Romans actually killed Jesus Christ. This has been proven by our study to be a lie.

 The Disciples and the Apostle Paul never taught or accused the Romans of killing Jesus, nor did they teach that Christians and many races had a part in Christ's crucifixion. Instead they wrote of the: "...the Jews: Who...killed the Lord Jesus..." (1 Thessalonians 2:14-15) "And how the Chief Priests and our rulers...have crucified him." (Luke 24:20) "...And the voices...of the Chief Priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they [chief priests etc.] required. And he...delivered Jesus to their will...they led Him away...they crucified him..." (Luke 23:23-33) "...he [Pilate] saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they [the Jews] cried out, Away with him [Jesus], away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The Chief Priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. Then delivered he [Pilate] him [Jesus]...unto them [Jews] to be crucified. And they [Jews] took Jesus, and led him away...Where they [Jews] crucified him..." (John 19:14-18) "...Pilate saith...take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him." (John 19:6. Also see Acts 2:36; 4:8-12; 5:30; 10:39; 13:27-29)

 Billy Graham further quoted the Scripture out of context to imply that there is no difference between Jews and other people. The Scripture he quoted was Romans 3:22 which relates that there is no difference between those that believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. But Paul knew there was a difference, and he made it very plain when he said: "...the Jews: Who...killed the Lord Jesus...and they please not God, and are contrary to all men." (1 Thessalonians 2:15)

 While accusing the Christians of prejudice and envy against the Jews, modern evangelist Billy Graham praises the Jewish people by saying they are very intelligent, and...usually eminently successful in anything they undertake. This, of course, is a very, very subtle insult to Christians, implying that Christians must be less intelligent and less successful -- otherwise why the envy? But Graham [or whoever it is who writes his column and books, because I personally believe that he is too stupid to write his own columns!] is a master at confusing and downgrading the Christians and Christianity right to their faces, yet they never seem to catch on! The above proves Graham to not only be lying to those who trust him most, but is also guilty of teaching deliberate lies and false doctrines. Not only that, but Graham does not tell his insulted readers where the Jews get the so-called intelligence he says they have, although it cannot come from God so long as they deny Christ; nor does he indicate what it is that the Jews undertake with such eminent success.

 And so, my fellow Americans, inasmuch as your "Judeo-Christian Ministers" have probably never discussed these matters with you, we shall consider, from, and what it is that is being undertaken by these children of those who killed the prophets, these descendants of the scribes and Pharisees Who Killed Christ. Also, it must be kept in mind; Only about 5 percent of the present day Jews came from Palestine, whereas 95 percent are Khazars, which has been explained elsewhere in this book.

 However, the fact of the matter remains: With so much evidence in the Bible, any person who believes the Word of God should know who killed Jesus Christ. And since the Holy Scriptures tell of the further death [murders] and persecutions of believers at the hands of these same people, and since the history of the last 1900 + years gives ample evidence of their continuing hatred of Christ and His Christian people. So perhaps it would be in Christendom's advantage to study just a little further in the hope of foreseeing the future relationship between Christians and those: "...I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." (Revelation 2:9, 3:9)

 First, it must be understood that the people who occupied the seats of civil and religious power in all Jerusalem at the time of Christ were not Israelites! They were descendants of Ishmael and Esau, who had intermarried with Canaanites and thereby produced a race of people eternally hostile to True Israel, which we shall see. Those other who watched the proceedings are related in the following: "And many women there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee..." (Matthew 27:55) "...women looking on afar off... when he was in Galilee, followed him...and...which came up with him unto Jerusalem." (Mark 15:40-41) "And there followed him a great company of people, and of women..." (Luke 23:27) These, the followers standing "afar off" were true Israelites! They had believed, as Jesus had said the people of Israel would: "...and the sheep [Israel] follow him [Jesus]: for they know his voice...My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." (John 10:4, 27) Look if you will, but only Israelites, of all the world's people, are called sheep in the Holy Scriptures.

 Prior to His crucifixion, Jesus had plainly identified His murderers as a non-Israelite people. Speaking to the "Jews" in John chapter 8, Jesus said they were Abraham's seed (vs.. 37) but denied they were Abraham's children (vs.. 37). The descendants of Ishmael, Abraham's son by Hagar, are called Abraham's seed: "...the son of the bondwoman...is thy seed." (Genesis 21:13)

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Under the heading of "A brief History of the Terms for Jew" in the 1980 Jewish Almanac is the following: "Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a 'Jew' or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew." (1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3)
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