“… And On Our Children”

By Lewis Willis

Do you remember when Pilate was trying to release Jesus at the time of his trial? He found Jesus to be innocent and wanted to release him. But the Jews would not permit Pilate to do so. They created so much confusion that he washed his hands before them declaring, “I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.” The Jews answered, “His blood be on us, and on our children” (Matt. 27:24-25). They were ready to accept responsibility for the death of Jesus. Later, when they were confronted with their sin, they were not so ready to accept it (Acts 2:36-37; 7:52-57).

Today their children do not want the blood of the Savior to be on them, as their fathers had said. Radio City Music Hall was scheduled to present the show, Jesus Was His Name on June 2-13. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that the show was postponed “when religious leaders complained that the $24 million show implicates Jews for the crucifix-ion of Christ.” The blood of Jesus does not sit well on the children of those who had him crucified! However, the facts cannot be denied. One may not like the fact that his greatgreat-great-grandfather was hung as a horse thief, but he cannot change that fact. Neither can the Jews change the fact that they had their Messiah, our Savior, murdered!

Guardian of Truth XL: No. 15, p. 18
August 1, 1996