Jesus' enemies were the Pharisees, Sadducees, the Herodians, and the Chief Priests. They each had their own reasons for hating Jesus. The Pharisees hated Jesus because they thought he broke the law and blasphemed. They were also were afraid that he would take away what they had worked so hard to get, the eyes of the people. The Sadducees hated Jesus because they were afraid that he would take away their fame and wealth. They were also afraid of what he could do. The Herodians hated Jesus because they were afraid that he would take their fame away from them. The last and final of the main groups that hated Jesus was the Chief Priests. They hated him, because they were afraid that he would take their power.2
Now for the illegal proceedings of Jesus' trial. The problem is that Jesus was crucified when Pontius Polite declared him innocent. There are several illegalisms that we are going to look at.3
The first one that we are going to talk about is the charges placed against Jesus. In Deuteronomy 19:15 it says that to have a trial there must be two or three witness, not just one In light of this, he was arrested and in Mark 14:55 it says that they tried to find someone to witness for Jesus but they could not find any. In this aspect, they tried him illegally from the v...
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... Just as Jacob got his inheritance through secret devices, even though it would have happen according to God, so the Jews used devious methods to get what God had planned for Jesus' life. What really matters today is that we love him with all our heart and believe on him and live for him. Someday we will see him, and get to live with him all the rest our lives.
The Mind of Christ: The Enemies of Jesus – Part 3. www.searchingthescriptures.net/main_pages/sermon_outlines/The Mind of Christ - PDF/Mind of Christ 16c - The Enemies of Jesus Part 3.pdf.
Jones, W. H. The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus. Chicago: The Christian Witness Company, 1926.
“Why Was the Death of Jesus Illegal.” The Bible Study Site. February 6, 2014. Accessed February 6, 2014. http://www.biblestudy.org/basicart/how-was-arrest-trial-jesus-contrary-to-biblical-jewish-law.html.
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