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Why Was Jesus Persecuted?

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Miranda Innaimo , disciple of Christ , answered

Jesus Christ was ultimately persecuted to pay for our sins; he died for a propitiatory atonement: We were separated from GOD through our sins, but by believing upon the shed blood of Jesus Christ, you are entitled to salvation, and an eternity with GOD.

Jesus Christ fulfilled many prophesies through his torture.

http://100prophecies.org/page4.htm has this to say:

God's servant would die for our sins

Bible prophecy: Isaiah 53:4-6

Prophecy written: Between 701-681 BC

Prophecy fulfilled: About 31 AD

In Isaiah 53:4-6, prophet described a servant as being punished for the sins of others, and that others would be healed by the wounds of this person. As explained in the New Testament - such as in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - Jesus was crucified for our sins, and he was sinless. Christians believe that this ultimate sacrifice redeemed us all from sin in the same way that lambs and other animals were once sacrificed as a symbolic way of cleansing people from sin. All of us can be accepted into the Kingdom of God, as though we were sinless, if we accept Jesus as our savior. Christians believe that we are healed through the wounds that Jesus suffered. - Copyright © George Konig, Ray Konig and 100Prophecies.org

Isaiah 53:4-6:

4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

The wrath of GOD was beaten into the body of Jesus Christ.  He took on our sin, and bore the weight of it till death.  Upon rising from the dead, He was the first fruits of a harvest which will be all those who believe; we will be the eternal family of GOD, living and reigning with Him forever.

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Jesus was persecuted out of fear and envy
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Anonymous commented
JESUS spoke those words just a few days before he was brutally killed. On the night before his death, he said to his faithful apostles: “If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” (John 15:20, 21) But why would people hate those who obey Jesus and try to be like him? After all, he expended himself in behalf of others, comforting the poor and giving hope to the downtrodden.
The Bible reveals specific reasons for that hatred. When we examine these, we see why people today who follow Christ face much of the same opposition that he did.
Opposers May Act in Ignorance
Jesus said to his followers: “The hour is coming when everyone that kills you will imagine he has rendered a sacred service to God. But they will do these things because they have not come to know either the Father or me.” (John 16:2, 3) To be sure, many persecutors professed to serve the same God Jesus served, but they were influenced by false religious beliefs and traditions. Yes, they had “a zeal for God; but not according to accurate knowledge.” (Romans 10:2) One such opposer was Saul of Tarsus, who later became the Christian apostle Paul. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102011168?q=why+was+Jesus+persecuted&p=par
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James Wheeler answered
Because the pharisees and learned men from the temples were jealous and afraid of how knowledgeable, powerful, and devout he was. They also knew that his followers were growing more every day.

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