Jesus of Nazareth, Enemy of the State, Executed for Treason

An Official Declaration Concerning the Criminal Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth was executed on the orders of the Roman State. Method of execution: Crucifixion. The charge under Roman law was treason, and under Herodian law blasphemy against the Temple.

The evidence against this anarchist was so strong that authorities of both the Roman State and the Kingdom of Herod concurred with the arrest and execution, and Jesus was subjected to trial by both governments. And in a rare uprising of spontaneous collective justice, the mass of people who were gathered for Passover called for his execution as well. The mob affirmed their loyalty to the state, chanting, “We have no king but Caesar.”

Friday’s execution ended a career as an anti-government agitator with a long history of lawlessness. The family was in possession of falsified, illegal, and unsanctioned genealogical records which claim to indicate that Jesus was of royal lineage, and undermined the legitimate claim of Herod to the throne. The malicious claim, which has been spread widely among the people, is that the king is an Idumean and not a Jew. The king is tormented by this claim, and laments that shortly after his father’s rise to power the genealogical records (which would certainly have proven his legitimate right to reign) perished in a mysterious fire, likely set by anti-government agitators.

Even as a young child, Jesus was recognized as an enemy of the State and was sentenced to death by the current king’s predecessor, Herod the Great. Subversive foreign agents lied to the king, and with their help Jesus and his family escaped the lawful orders of the government authority by illegally emigrating to Egypt where they remained in hiding until the death of the king. Afterwards they are known to have illegally immigrated back into greater Israel, where they settled in Galilee, toward the edge of the kingdom, and far from the swift justice of the capital region.

Jesus, who is also treasonously called "The Christ" by his followers, embarked on a public career roughly three years ago, with the assistance of his cousin, John, who himself was executed by the State for lack of respect for the office of the king.

Jesus’ criminal career included public insults of the king (calling Herod a ‘fox’ and ‘a reed blowing in the wind’), implying that the Roman State was under God and not properly the other way around, harassment of government officials including at least one tax collector and one Sanhedrin member, as well as ordering and/or encouraging them to remit wealth back to the people from whom it was lawfully taxed.

He was also guilty of a series of actions which treasonously called into legitimacy organs of the state such as Herod’s Temple. For example, he offered forgiveness and fellowship with God to sinners, violating the temple monopoly of public expiation and forgiveness. Furthermore, he illegally trespassed on government property and interfered with state-sanctioned money-changing operations which were properly operating with the permission of the appointees of the king at state-approved exchange rates.

He was able for a time to avoid arrest through a tactic of cleverly disguising his anti-government propaganda in the form of coded answers, suggestive but ambiguous analogies, and confusing aphorisms, by which he managed to gather a following without giving clear evidence of his treasonous views. However, his anti-government propaganda eventually became undeniable: Predicting the destruction of Herod’s temple, and even denying its legitimacy, declaring it to be “desolate.”

His execution was swift and merciless, and his disciples have been scattered. Authorities are confident that his name will quickly be forgotten, while Rome, the eternal city, will last forever. The temple built on the power of the Roman state and Herodian kingship will stand forever. Authorities assure the people that the ultimate punishment on which all state power rests, death by execution, is the final word on this short episode in Roman history.


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  • Beiletti

    What is not mentioned here is that he could have been set free but the people chose Barabbas. If you are going to report on history then tell the rest of the story. .
    Also Pontius Pilate publicly stated to the crowd that he saw no crime and wanted no part of it!!!!! In fact he washed his hands of the whole matter.

    • Screeminmeeme

      And it's important for people to know that no one killed Jesus...that HE voluntarily laid down His life for mankind (by using the agency of sinful men, both Gentiles and Jews) to carry out the plan.

      Joh 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
      Joh 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

      1Jn 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

  • REC

    It is a well known fact that jews have always hated Jesus.

    • anniedawn

      Ever hear of Jews for Jesus?

      • REC

        Ever hear that the crucifixtion of Christ was due to the demands of the jew?

        • sandraleesmith46

          SOME Jews, notably Pharisees and Sadducees, who gave lip-service but were practically-speaking apostates, but His many followers (more than just the 12 disciples, the thousands who flocked to hear Him teach) were ALSO nearly all Jews! They mourned His crucifixion, and CELEBRATED His resurrection!

        • Pamela Sellarole

          Well said, Ms. Smith!

        • sandraleesmith46

          Thank-you. :-)

        • REC

          Not particularly.

        • REC

          John8:37-55
          37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
          38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
          39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
          40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
          41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
          42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
          43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
          44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
          45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
          46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
          47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
          48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
          49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
          50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
          51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
          52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
          53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
          54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
          55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

        • sandraleesmith46

          Pulling any verse or passage out of the context of the whole, to support an erroneous belief accomplishes nothing. Those to whom Jesus addressed those remarks were NOT even the whole of Judea, let alone all Jews!

        • patriotusa2

          Indeed, they did. Good post!

        • sandraleesmith46

          Thanks :-)

        • edwinrad

          The Lord God Jesus Christ stepped out of glory, took on a body(Hebrews 10:5), and WILLINGLY sacrificed Himself(John 10:17,18) to pay mans sin debt and reconcile man to God, the Father(2Cor. 5:18).
          NOTHING catches God by surprise. This sacrifice was planned by the Godhead BEFORE God created man(Acts 2:23; 2Timothy 1;9; Rev. 13:8).
          God used both Jews and gentiles as hammer and nails to put His Son on the cross.

        • anniedawn

          AS has been stated. The first Christians were Jews. Ever hear of the Saducees and Pharisees, Jewish religious leaders? Read the Bible.

        • REC

          You read the Bible, puppet. John8:37-55
          37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
          38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
          39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
          40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
          41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
          42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
          43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
          44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
          45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
          46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
          47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
          48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
          49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
          50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
          51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
          52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
          53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
          54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
          55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

        • anniedawn

          I am on my 7th reading of the Bible. I know what you are saying but you are not listening. A lot of your statements were made to the Saducees and Phairsees, religious leaders. Jesus' apostles were ALL JEWS. Do you understand? As were a huge portion of his followers. Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of Israel." I may be a puppet ( I heed the Lord) but you seem to be an anti-Jew bigot. Gentiles are but a branch on the tree.
          I think the Roman officer was the first gentile to make a request of Jesus.

        • anniedawn

          Actually, after reading you ignorant replies I have discovered that you are a troll.

        • Pamela Sellarole

          Not ALL the Jews. It was a scheme cooked up by a jealous Caiaphas and his cronies and spread using mob psychology.

        • REC

          And greed.

        • DWinch

          It was a rotten job but someone had to do it!
          That's why He came in the first place.
          The last sacrifice God accepted for mankind.

      • edwinrad

        A state over from me, Jersey, is an organization called...The Friends of Israel, all born again Jews. Have you heard of them?
        For over 20yrs. that I know of they've been sending born again Christian Jews to Israel as missionaries.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Don't look now, but ALL Jesus' earliest followers were Jews, and many today still are! Even after the crucifixion!

    • Pamela Sellarole

      It is a better known fact that Jesus, or Yeshua (his proper Hebrew name) was Himself Jewish. The very Bible we read, both Teach (Old Testament) and Bring Hadassah (New Testament) were written by Jewish men (except for Dr. Luke, who was. Greek). And God has told us in such passages as Isaiah 62:1 and Psalm 122:6, among others, that He stands by the nation of Israel and commands all believers to do likewise. He even went to far as to tell Abraham, the progenitor of the Jewish people, "I will bless them thst bless thee and curse them thst curse thee, and in thee all the nations of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 12:12).

      It is not a godly spirit that prompts such anti-Semitic attitudes, but rather the spirit of Haman (read the book of Esther), a spirit which most recently swept through Nazi Germany in the person of Adolf Hitler, and is once again rearing its ugly head in the likes of replacement theology and other unbecoming attitudes for any Christian. The Jewish people worship the same God we do. But unless they are Messianic Jews, they only have half the story. But understanding their half makes ours that much the richer.

      • sandraleesmith46

        Amen!

      • puglianana

        Agree and well said. God Bless

        • Pamela Sellarole

          I appreciate that, madame. Thank you. It hurts my heart when anyone spews so much hate--especially against believers in Yeshua or our Jewish brethren.

        • puglianana

          You are welcome.

      • REC

        Oh goody. I hurt AIPACs feelings.

        • Pamela Sellarole

          A.I.P.A.C.? I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Anyway, the Jewish people read more than just the Torah. They also read the Nevi-im (Prophets) and the Ch'tu-vim(Writings). That's why they refer to what we call the OldTestament as the Te-Nach. (I had to use dashes where there are none to combat thst blasted autocorrect.) And precisely where are you getting your info? You say it is in the Torah. Can you provide specific references? What about the context? Are you absolutely certain the passage to which you were referring was not metaphoric speech? For example, Yeshua said "I am the Door." Does He have a doorknob where most if us have a navel? I don't THINK so! That is metaphoric speech. And it may well be that the passages of Scripture thst you use to feed your anti-Semitism were also metaphors that meant something entirely different from the way you took them.

          I feel sorry for you sir/ madame. You have touched the apple of God's eye.

      • REC

        Try reading the Torah. That is what the jew follows. It states that ALL non-jews are less than animals.

  • pfrady

    JESUS laid down His life to redeem mankind no one could kill the SON of GOD this was the plan of salvation

  • http://lafayetteangel.com/ Kathleen

    Besides of some things left out, I thought this was great. It was like reading a propaganda newspaper from Roman times, I loved it.

  • foxxybey

    Only a uneducated atheist would come up with that idea, accuse someone of something you don't believe in. The fool says in his heart, there is no God, their holiday every April 1st.

  • LaserKay

    The Saducees ran the temple and cooperated with Roman rule and can be called Quislings (Quisling was Norway's Nazi figurehead). The Pharisees were the rank and file pious Jews. Much of what Jesus said was Pharasaiac. Many favored independence from Rome. The idea of a Meschiach (Messiah) was a leader to achieve independence from Rome or a Red Messiah (of war) to precede a White Messiah (of peace). The Latin letters INRE on the crucifix meant Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews. The Roman custom was to state the crime on a crucifix. INRE indicated a political crime since the title of king was political and rebellious. Notice the name Jesus Barabbas with Barabbas suggesting son (Bar) of the father (abba). This could mean that the early Christian writings concealed the crowd's support for Jesus and Jewish nationalism by making Jesus into two different prisoners. The crowd may actually have been supporting Jesus and Jesus Barabbas if they were one and the same, son of the Father. The early Christians wanted to appear religious and not political to Rome.

  • ABBAsFernando

    Of all the Earths of this order ours is the most EVIL of them. The Brotherhood of Darkness is EVIL enough to murder others for personal gain. Cain the murderer of his brother leads this Brotherhood.

    The members of this Brotherhood running the Jewish Temple loved money more than God. Our father in heaven knew only this world would murder for personal gain. Jesus Christ knew exactly what the Brotherhood of Darkness would do when their personal gain was threatened.

    This Brotherhood of Darkness today is even more EVIL. VILE LIBERAL SCUM are NAZIS in every way just like them. Loving money above all else.

    This EVIL hates everything Christian and good. We know what they are capable of so we have the duty to prepare to fight them.

  • Beatrice Pryor

    In part, the case for liberty rests upon our recognition that the most effective way to adapt to the future's unpredictability is to ensure that each of us is free to best adapt to the unknown future circumstances we are sure to face.