Jesus was accused for many things before he was sentence to death. We have heard many stories about the Sanhedrin trials of Jesus and how he was betrayed by Judas. How peter one of his disciples was accused first for knowing Jesus but later on was released as he betrayed Jesus.
Jesus was arrested from Jerusalem by Pontius Pilate. During this arrest there were so many Accusations on Jesus for which he sentence to death. According to Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke Jesus was arrested by Jewish leader under the supervision of Roman law. Jesus was accused for many things which include charge of Blasphemy, charges of sedition and messianic teaching. Even he was charge for asking people to follow the false religion.
After the arrest Jesus was questioned by Caiaphas in the house. During the questions Jesus said the following points which were later consider to be accusing by Jesus.
- It was not allowed to arrest a Jew in the afternoon or after the sunset.
- It was not allowed to arrest a Jew while having feast.
- Without full Jewish consideration it was not allow questioning any other Jew.
- It was not allow to question Jew if not witnesses are present.
- It was illegal for a priest to ask the questions as Jewish Judge does these things.
All the accusations were made by Jesus to which Jewish leader declined and changed the rules with in few minutes to kill Jesus.
Charged with Blasphemy
Jesus was accused for many things which include the Blasphemy, crime against Rome, breaking Jewish laws and teaching about false religion. According to the bible Jesus was first arrested by the Jewish leader while he was present in the Jerusalem’s Passover. According to Matthew, Mark and Lude Jesus was first accused for Blasphemy. While he was in trials many scholars were very confused how Jesus actions can be sign of Blasphemy. Jewish was not allowed to give sentence of death to any member so he asked Roman help.
Roman Trial on Jesus
After the Sanhedrin Trial, Jesus was send in front of Pontius Pilate which shows clear sign that he was now under Roman law. Pontius Pilate put charges on him for breaking Roman Law. Jesus was then asking for crucifixion which was considered to be the worst crime in Roman Law.
Charge of Sedition
Jesus was a Jewish as per nationality so he was accused for violating political rules of Roman. The sign which was place on his cross means “The King of Jews” was also the cause of his punishment. In this way if he was linked with violent insurrection this means he would have punished for sedition.
Another accusation which was place on Jesus was telling people about the false religion. Jesus was blamed by his apostle Paul that he was a Messianic Figure who calls people for the transformation. This lead to Jesus being against the Jewish religion.Crime like these were asked to be paid by giving death so he was sentence to death due to these accusations.