Crucifixion Or Cruci-Fiction


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  • Crucifixion Or Cruci-Fiction


  • CHAPTER 6

    TRIALS OF JESUS

     

     

     

    GONE IN HIS HOUR OF NEED

     

    In the history of the world, there is no parallel of such a
    contemptible betrayal. From the beginning to the end, Jesus (pbuh)
    received the most shabby response from his chosen ones. Professor
    Momerie succinctly sums up the "Disciples" and their response to
    the Master:

    "HIS IMMEDIATE DISCIPLES WERE ALWAYS MISUNDERSTANDING HIM AND HIS
    WORKS. WANTING HIM TO DECLARE HIMSELF KING OF THE JEWS: WANTING HIM TO
    CALL DOWN FIRE FROM HEAVEN, WANTING TO SIT ON HIS RIGHT HAND AND ON HIS
    LEFT HAND IN HIS KINGDOM; WANTING HIM TO SHOW THEM THE FATHER, TO MAKE
    GOD VISIBLE TO THEIR BODILY EYES: WANTING HIM TO DO, AND WANTING TO DO
    THEMSELVES, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT WAS INCOMPATIBLE WITH HIS
    GREAT PLAN. THIS WAS HOW THEY TREATED HIM UNTIL THE END. AND WHEN THAT
    CAME, THEY ALL FORSOOK HIM. AND FLED."

    If Muhummed (pbuh) was the "Most Influential Man in History" -
    Michael M. Hart;

    If Muhummed (pbuh) was the "Most Successful of all Religious
    Personalties" -
    Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Ed;

    If Muhummed (pbuh) was the "Greatest Leader of all Times" - Jules
    Masserman in the "TIME" Magazine;

    If Muhummed (pbuh) was the "Greatest Man that ever Lived"
    -
    Lamartine in his "History of the Turks";

    THEN IT CAN BE CLAIMED WITH JUSTIFICATION THAT Jesus Christ (pbuh)
    was the "Most unfortunate of all of God’s Messengers".

    The disciples of Jesus always misunderstood him. His nation,
    the Jews, always misrepresented his utterances, AND his
    so-called followers are always misinterpreting his teachings,
    even to this day. If Jesus were a Japanese instead of being a Jew, he
    would most assuredly have committed honourable "HARA-KIRI" (suicide)
    rather than endure the fickleness and infidelity of his followers.

     

    PREDETERMINED JUDGEMENT

    The fate of Jesus (pbuh) was already sealed. Caiphas
    the High Priest, at the head of the Sanhedrin (a Religious Board of
    Jewish Deputies), was a man who would have recused himself in any
    civilised Court-of-Law, because of his prejudice against the defendant.
    He had already condemned Jesus to death without any hearing. He had
    recommended to his Council, even before the case that:-

     

    "… it is expedient for us that one man die for the people, and the
    whole nation perish not."

     

    (HOLY BIBLE) John
    11:50

    Jesus had to be liquidated! There was no question of
    right or wrong; Justice or injustice; it was "EXPEDIENT"! The trial was
    a farce. By hook or by crook they would have Jesus convicted and done
    away with. In the middle of the night, what we might call at 2 o'clock
    in the morning, the Jews had mustered up false witnesses to testify
    against Jesus. A trial, past midnight was against Jewish practice; but
    who cares? Despite sympathetic and encouraging prosecutors and jurors,
    the false witnesses could not tally in their evidences.

    It was too much for Jesus. He could not hold his
    peace. He had to remonstrate. He made a telling plea in his own
    defence, saying:

     

    "... I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue,
    and in the temple, where the Jews always gather; and in secret have 1
    said nothing."

     

    (HOLY BIBLE) John 18:20

    In essence, he said that he expounded no secret or
    esoteric doctrines. He did not teach anything in private which he would
    not be prepared to proclaim in public. In which case, the Jews would
    have been able to line up an army of witnesses to testify against him.
    But what a farce! The Jews could not get even two to agree
    1 in their
    allegations! "But neither did their witness agree together" -
    (Mark
    14:59)
    . His argument was so potent that an
    officer standing by was provoked to strike him in silence. Did that
    intimidate Jesus? No! Instead, he protested further:

     

    "... if I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil. But if well,
    why smitest thou me?"

     

    (HOLY BIBLE) John 18:23

    The victim was slipping out from between their
    fingers. It was now or never. Legally they could not incriminate him.
    Direct intervention was necessary. The High Priest interjects with a
    side thrust. Tell us then:

     

    "… Art thou the Christ, the son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am
    . . . "

     

    (HOLY BIBLE) Mark 14:61-62

    1. It reminds one of the 5000 (so-called original) Greek
    Manuscripts of the New Testament of which "NO TWO ARE PERFECT
    DUPLICATES",
    say the Jehovah's Witnesses. The "cultists" are now
    claiming the discovery of a staggering 24 thousand Manuscripts; to
    which of course the same stricture will apply. See <!a href="http://www.jamaat.net/bible/BibleIntro.html">"Is the Bible God's
    Word?"<!/a>
    for further information.

     

    "SON OF GOD"— NO BLASPHEMY

     

    There was nothing blasphemous or treasonable in the
    simple avowal of Jesus (pbuh). "Christ" is the Greek translation
    of the Hebrew word "Messiah," which meant the ANOINTED ONE or
    the APOINTED ONE.
    1 Nowhere was the word Christ equated with God. We must
    divorce this notion from the paganised Christian doctrine of the
    incarnation, wherein God becomes man. The Jewish expectation of a
    Messiah, did not identify the Messiah with God. Indeed, the nature of
    Jewish monotheism wholely excludes such pagan connotations. "Son of
    God"
    is also another harmless expression in Jewish theology. God
    seems to have sons by the tons in the Jewish Bible. But if you are
    looking for trouble, you do not have to go far. You will find it round
    the corner. The High Priest was exultant. He felt that his rapier
    thrust had ripped open the defence of Jesus. To dramatise his contrived
    victory, he began renting his clothes.

    "What need have we for any
    further witnesses? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death."

    (HOLY BIBLE) Mark 14:63-64

    1. "Christ':
    For further references, see "Christ in Islam"
    in which you will get Biblical quotations of "priests" and "pots"
    and "pans" and "pagans" who are called CHRISTS!

     

    GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY — "JESUS MUST DIE!"

     

    The Jews falsely charged that Jesus had blasphemed,
    which is like treason in the spiritual realm. The Christians are "ONE"
    with the Jews regarding this "blasphemy" of Jesus, but contend that he
    was not guilty, because as God, he was entitled to "blaspheme" — it was
    no blasphemy. Between the two (Jews and Christians) they want poor
    Jesus to die. One for "GOOD RIDDANCE" and the other for "GOOD
    REDEMPTION".

    The verdict was quick and unanimous. It was cut and
    dried! But without the Roman consent, they could not hang him. In the
    morning they took their victim to Pontius Pilate, because, as they said:

    "It is not lawful for us (Jews)
    to put any man to death". —

    (HOLY BIBLE) John 18:31.

     

    PILATE "PASSES THE BUCK"

     

    On discovering that Jesus was a Galilaean, the
    most troublesome of his subjects, Pilate felt it advisable to "pass the
    buck" to Herod.
    1 You remember, the
    oldest game in the world. It started in the Garden of Eden according to
    the Christian Scriptures. But it did not work. After a fruitless
    attempt to elicit co-operation from Jesus, Herod sends him back to
    Pilate.

    The Jews had condemned Jesus for blasphemy. A man
    claiming to be God, they alleged. This would not hold water before
    Pilate. He had his man-gods beyond counting. His Jupiter and Pluto, his
    Vulcan and Eros, his Mars and Neptune, his Appollo and Zeus, to name
    just a few out of his Pantheon. One more, or one less, would not
    make any difference to him. This the Jews very well knew. So they
    changed their charge from blasphemy to treason. They began accusing:

    ". . . We found this fellow perverting the
    nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he
    himself is Christ, a king."

    (HOLY BIBLE) Luke 23:2

    1. Luke 23:7

    SECOND FALSE CHARGE

    The charge was absolutely false. Contrary to what
    they are alleging, he had said, on the subject of taxation:

    "Render unto Caesar the things that are
    Caesar's, and unto God, the things that are God's"—

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 22:21.

    What is subversive about this? Like the Christians,1 the
    Jews too, before them had invented a new meaning for the word "Christy,"
    viz. "A KING!" So that he could be more easily presented as a challenge
    to their Roman overlords. Pilate got the message. But this poor man,
    meek and passive, seemed to be no threat. He did not look like a
    Zealot, a political agitator, a subversive person, a terrorist!

    1. The
    Christians equate the word "Christ" to "A GOD!"

    A MASTERFUL DEFENCE - AND A
    JUST VERDICT

    Incredulously he asks Jesus:

    "… Art thou the King of the Jews?’ … Jesus
    answered him, "MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD, if my kingdom was of
    this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be
    delivered to the Jews; but now is my kingdom not from hence.’ "

    (HOLY BIBLE) John 18:33-36

    A masterful defence! No Q.C. 1 could have done a better job. As a man of God, he could not
    disavow his religious status. His was a spiritual kingdom, a ruler to
    rescue his nation from sin and formalism. This was all nonsense to the
    Roman Governor. The man may be deluded, mad; but of no danger to the
    State. He was on no collision course with Rome. Pilate goes to the
    waiting Jews and delivers an unequivocal verdict —

     

    "... I FIND IN HIM NO FAULT AT ALL!"

     

    (HOLY BIBLE) John
    18:38

    Though Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are supposed
    to be writing independent records on the life of Jesus, it is
    astonishing that the Synoptists
    2, the first
    three had never heard the words — "My kingdom is not of this world"
    — at all. If God dictated these words exclusively to John, or if he had
    been informed by some witness, then these words must have escaped the
    lips of Jesus. A most telling defence against the false allegation of
    the Jews. How did these words reach any ear, without Jesus opening
    his mouth?

    1. Q.C.
    means Queen's Counsellor, previously K.C.
    (King's Counsellor) The highest legal representative in English
    Court-of-Law.

    2. Synoptists:
    meaning one-eyed; looking from one angle.

     

    SPEAKING WITH CLOSED MOUTH?

     

    The hot-gospellers are getting hoarse in the
    throat, singing and shouting, that Jesus was led

    "to the slaughter like a lamb, like a sheep
    before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth" -
    (Isaiah
    53:7)
    .

     

    Poor deluded souls, they hymn songs:

     

    "Hy het sy monde nie oop gemaak nie! Hy het sy monde nie oop
    gemaak nie!"
    (And he opened not his mouth).

     

    Now, an Attorney-at-Law, claiming to be "re-born" has joined the
    chorus of Bible-thumpers with the same senseless repetition. Let me
    quote, word for word from his Book, to enable you to diagnose this new
    sickness of cultism to which even people having undergone a dicipline
    of Law are not immune. He says;

     

    "Isaiah predicts about
    Jesus Christ:-
    "
    1. He would not defend himself at his trial
    (Jesus did not): "He opened not his mouth"

    When you meet these cultists in the flesh, please
    ask them, "Did Jesus speak with his mouth closed?" How did the
    following utterances which are attributed to Jesus, escape his lips
    without him opening his mouth -

    (a). Before Pontius Pilate: "My
    kingdom is not of this world"

    (John 18:36).

    (b). Before
    the Sanhedrin: "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil,
    but if well, why smitest thou me?"

    (John 18:23).

     (c). Before
    God in the Garden: "O my Father, if it be
    possible, let this cup pass away . . ."

    (Matthew 26:39).

    We Muslims believe in the many, many miracles of
    Jesus, but we would be reluctant to believe that he dabbled in
    ventriloquism.
    1
    Again and again, whenever the need
    arose, during his trials and tribulations, Jesus opened his mouth with
    telling effect, "according to the Scriptures". But for those who refuse
    to see or hear, we can only seek solace in the words of the Master:

    ". . . they seeing, see not; and hearing,
    they hear not, neither do they understand"

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 13:13

    1.
    Ventriloquism:
    The art of speaking, or
    uttering sounds in such a manner that the voice appears to come from
    some other source than the speaker, like Charlie McCarthy and his doll.

     

    THE BLACKMAIL

     

    In the case under discussion, Pilate finds
    Jesus — NOT GUILTY! His implacable enemies, blackmail Pilate, saying:

     

    ". . . If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend;
    whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh agaist Caesar"

     

    (HOLY BIBLE) John 19:12

    While the trial was under way, Pilate's wife
    sends him a message: "Have thou nothing to do with that just man
    (Jesus); for I have suffered many things this day in a dream
    because of him."

     

    (HOLY BIBLE) Matthew 27:19.

     

    As reluctant as Pilate was to condemn an
    innocent and harmless subject, and despite the pleadings of his dear
    wife based on supernatural visions, he could not prevail against Jewish
    pressure. He was forced to give in to the Jewish clamour of "Crucify
    him, crucify him!". "Pilate took water, and washed his hands before the
    multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man."

    (Matthew 27:24). You are culpable for this unjust crime. And he handed Jesus
    over to be crucified.

     

     

     

     

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