2. Is it true that it was the Jewish people who killed Jesus Christ?

2. Is it true that it was the Jewish people who killed Jesus Christ? 

The Word of God is very clear on this point.  If one reads the Bible, they cannot conclude that the Jewish people were guiltless and had nothing to do with seeing to it that Jesus was put to death.  We know that many of the Jewish people were standing in a crowd yelling, “Crucify Him, crucify Him.”  But, we can’t stop there.  It was not simply the Jewish people who had a part as Scripture states.  But, before the Biblical proof is given, something very important needs to be considered.  Those who believe and try to prove that it was only the Jewish people who are responsible for the death of Jesus the Messiah, may have some anti-Semitic tendencies.  They simply do not like Jewish people.  I realize that there are some who believe that it was the Jewish people who are responsible simply because that’s what they have been taught.  But, the vast majority fall into the other category.  What does Scripture say about this important subject?

Acts 4:27 – “For truly in this city there were gathered together against Thy holy servant Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel.” 

Certainly Israel had their part in the death of the Lord Jesus.  But, so did the rulers of the day and the Gentile world as well.  It’s wrong to put the blame on one single group of people.  To do so, is to possibly be manifesting a prejudice, and God says that’s wrong.  To be precise, you can say that you and I and every individual had a part in the death of Jesus.  The reason being, He died for sin and we are all sinners.