Jesus died because he was killed by pastors.
Christians are told lies so repeatedly; many no longer recognise the truth. Answer me this: did your pastor happen to mention that Jesus was killed by pastors? Not likely.
We don’t want people to know that our fore-fathers killed Jesus; otherwise they would soon realise we too are in the same business. Everyday, we pastors testify against ourselves that we are the descendants of those who killed the prophets. We are also the descendants of those who killed Jesus.
Mercy and not Sacrifice
Jesus said prophetically to the Pharisees: “If you had known what this means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless” (Matthew 12:7). What did he mean? He meant if they understood the love of God, they would not kill him, an innocent man, in order to protect their corrupt lifestyles. If we pastors today knew the love of God, we would not continue to kill Jesus by mutilating his message.
Jesus did not die as a sacrifice for sins. He died because he was killed by pastors. He exposed our hypocrisy and our sins and we killed him in order to continue in our sins.
A man walked in on a gang of men robbing a bank. He switched on the light and declared: “Repent. I am the light of the world.” What do you think the robbers did to him? They had him killed, switched off the light and continued with their robbery. They then claimed it was God who killed him as a sacrifice for the sins of men. But God demonstrated unequivocally that he was not responsible for Jesus’ death by raising him from the dead.
The Sacrificial Lie
Jesus reveals the kingdom of God through the use of parables. Here is a simple rule of thumb. Don’t believe anybody, no matter how spiritual, who gives you a doctrine of salvation which cannot be exemplified by any of Jesus’ parables. The application of this rule should not only include all highfalutin pastors, but also the father of all pastors: Paul, the self-styled apostle. In all of his many epistles in the bible, Paul does not mention or make reference to even one single parable of Jesus.
So let me ask you a question. In which of Jesus’ parables did anybody offer any sacrifices? None whatsoever! Instead, Jesus says: “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice’” (Matthew 9:13). In the key salvation parable of the Prodigal Son, did the Father kill the Son? No, he did not. Did the Prodigal Son sacrifice anything in order to be received back home by his father? No he did not.
Rather than require a sacrifice from him, the Father killed the fatted calf in celebration of his return home. So from where did we get these bizarre notions of God killing his Son Jesus as a sacrifice to appease himself? We certainly did not get them from Jesus. Today, we get them from pastors; the disciples of Paul.
Jeremiah says: “Among My people are found wicked men; they lie in wait as one who sets snares; they set a trap; they catch men” (Jeremiah 5:26). Who are these wicked men? Make no mistake about it; pastors are at the top of the list.
Jesus came to set the captives free by giving us true first-hand information about God. But after he did, Pauline pastors have endeavoured to distort even the true portrait he gave. We pretend to reveal God to men but have a vested interest in ensuring that they don’t know him. How would we continue to rip them off if they were to know the truth of Jesus’ message that makes men free? (John 8:32). Therefore, we present a false portrait of God to men, confident that Christians won’t bother to cross-check it with the words of Jesus.
So what does Jesus do about this? One of his major assignments is to convince us that prostitutes and ungodly tax-collectors will inherit the kingdom of God before the principal custodians of our faith; the chief priests, the Pharisees, the religious hierarchy; indeed before the pastors, bishops and popes of our churches (Matthew 21:28-31). Jesus’ life demonstrates this conclusively because these so-called “men of God” kill him, an innocent man, in order to protect their interests and positions.
Jesus’ adversaries were not “sinners” but “holy” and religious pastors. This shows that many of us who claim to speak for God are thieves and robbers (John 10:8). We rob men of God. We rob them of his knowledge by presenting a counterfeit portrait of him. We rob them so that we pastors and not God would be the god of their lives.