As we come upon Holy Week, many of us wonder why Jesus was put to death. Some of us approach this question from an historical point of view: Why did the Romans put Jesus to death? Why did some of the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem work for the death of Jesus?
Others of us think more theologically: Why was it necessary for Jesus to die for our sins? Perhaps we may also think more personally: Why did Jesus have to die for me?
Several years ago I wrote a series of blog post that were meant to answer these questions. This series is called: Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Roman, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives. Whether you’re a Christian or not, this series will help you to understand the multi-layered reasons for the death of Jesus. You may also want to recommend it to your friends who are wondering about the death of Jesus and its meaning.