Skip to comments.Pope exonerates Jews for Jesusí death
Posted on 03/02/2011 11:14:14 AM PST by T Minus Four
Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ, tackling one of the most controversial issues in Christianity in a new book. In Jesus of Nazareth-Part II excerpts released on Wednesday, Benedict explains biblically and theologically why there is no basis in Scripture for the argument that the Jewish people as a whole were responsible for Jesus' death. Interpretations to the contrary have been used for centuries to justify the persecution of Jews. While the Catholic Church has for five decades taught that Jews weren't collectively responsible, Jewish scholars said on Wednesday the argument laid out by the German-born pontiff, who has had his share of mishaps with Jews, was a landmark statement from a pope that would help fight anti-Semitism today. "Holocaust survivors know only too well how the centuries-long charge of 'Christ killer' against the Jews created a poisonous climate of hate that was the foundation of anti-Semitic persecution whose ultimate expression was realised in the Holocaust," said Elan Steinberg of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants.
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Hey, that’s mighty white of him! So glad now that we have the Official word of God on the subject!
*snicker, giggle, chortle, etc, etc*
Secular liberals need no excuse for their antisemitism.
What did the Catholic Church teach prior to that?
I guess the church didn’t realize that it was prophesied that Jesus was to die. Went way back to Isaiah to name one.
Who’s going to break the news to Mel Gibson?
“I guess the church didnt realize that it was prophesied that Jesus was to die. Went way back to Isaiah to name one.”
And God will keep his promise to the Jews when Jesus Christ sets foot on the Mount of Olives at the end of the Tribulation.
All who seek salvation and forgiveness of sinsshalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
participated the the killing of the Lamb of G-d.
Anyone who takes no part in the sacrifice can claim
Mat 27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
Mat 27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
Mat 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
Mat 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
That being said, it is about time that the Roman Catholic Church corrected this belief that was the justification for so much hatred and abuse through the history of the Christian Church!
Yep, and they will weep when they see Him. The church didn’t or doesn’t realize that if Christ Jesus had lived and not died for our sins then what?
Cold Case Files.
“Hey Jewish people, you can relax now. Our bad.”
And yet the Western World was for 2000 years hearing how a bunch of Italian soldiers from Rome were the ones who lynched him.
All of us are “responsible” for Jesus’ death on the cross. He was sent here to do so for our sins.”
We are not responsible at all in any intelligible sense, but we are beneficiaries.
I think you'll find plenty of support for that dogma in Roman Catholic theology through the millennia.
Fine. And I may exonerate the Pope for the murder of a hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Crusades.
Personally, I’ve apologized for the Peloponnesian wars, on the modern day premise that we can ask forgiveness for things we had absolutely nothing to do with, but stonewall the world on subjects for which we along bear the guilt.
“Pope exonerates Jews for Jesus death “
I suppose next he’ll exonerate Jesus for being Jewish?
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