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Tuesday, March 14 We preach Christ executed on the stake, to the Jews a cause for stumbling.​—1 Cor. 1:23.

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Tuesday, March 14

We preach Christ executed on the stake, to the Jews a cause for stumbling.—1 Cor. 1:23.


Why were many Jews disturbed by the way Jesus died? To them, Jesus’ death on a stake made him appear to be a criminal and a sinner—not the Messiah. (Deut. 21:22, 23) Those among the Jews who stumbled at Jesus failed to recognize that he was innocent, that he was falsely accused, and that he was treated unjustly. Those conducting Jesus’ trial made a mockery of justice. The Jewish supreme court was hastily convened, and the proceedings were most irregular. (Luke 22:54; John 18:24) Rather than impartially listen to the charges and the evidence against Jesus, the judges themselves sought “false testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death.” (Matt. 26:59; Mark 14:55-64) And after Jesus was raised from the dead, those unrighteous judges paid the Roman soldiers who were guarding his tomb “a considerable number of silver pieces” to spread a false story to explain why the tomb was empty.—Matt. 28:11-15. w21.05 11 ¶12-13

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Both Jews and Greeks view “Christ impaled” as Weak and Foolish and a cause for stumbling.  But to us, (all nations, tribes & toungs) Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God."


"A Foolish Thing Of God is wiser than men".  1 Cor 1:25.


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Besides dying an ignominious death, Jesus was "objectionable" for other reasons explained briefly in a 1983 Awake.


*** g83 3/22 p. 5 What Was Objectionable About Jesus? ***

It is apparent, therefore, that the Jews of the first century did not have the later concept of a suffering or dying Messiah. In fact, Jewish scholar Joseph Klausner concluded: “The whole idea of a Messiah who should be put to death was one which, in Jesus’ time, was impossible of comprehension . . . to the Jews.”


He failed to meet their expectations of overthrowing the Roman yoke (or being a revolutionary), restoring the kingdom and ruling as king over them.  And to die so disgraceful a death made him totally unacceptable.

"Where the scriptures and and the slave are silent, I do not speak." :bible2:

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