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We All Did It

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As an evangelical Christian, it is my understanding that what made Christ’s death on the cross necessary was the sin of mankind. He died as the ultimate atonement for EVERYONE’s sin, and through his sacrifice it is possible for humans to have a restored relationship with God. That God used the Roman government and the complicity of the Jewish leaders to accomplish Jesus’ death does not make these two groups any more culpable than anyone else. For any Christian leader, past or present, to promote the view that Christ’s death was the “fault” of the Jews is to miss the point. We’re all culpable, individually and corporately. He died to save us all.

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