82. Which terrible sin was Israel ultimately guilty of committing against Jesus?

Israel rejected their Messiah, sentenced Him to death, and handed Him over to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, to be crucified.

  • And they all (the chief priests and all the council) condemned Him to be deserving of death. (Mark 14:64)
  • Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!” (Matthew 27:22)
  • Peter said to the people: But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life. (Acts 3:14-15)