No Innocence

“I am innocent of the blood of this just Person.” Matt 27:24

That’s the words of Roman Governor Pontius Pilate as handed Jesus over to the Jews to be put to death.
It’s recorded that Pilate did not find any evidence of wrong doing in Jesus – nothing worthy of death. But pressure from the chief priests and mob of people pressed him to relent and give in to their demands.

However, his statement to them is far from the truth.

Jesus was not crucified because of the demands of the priests. He is being crucified because of the sins of mankind, including Pontius Pilate.
Pilate is the reason Jesus died.
I am the reason Jesus died.
You are the reason Jesus died.

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom 5:8

There may be those that believe Jesus did not die for them but that’s just not true. He died to save the sinner from sin.
He died to save the Buddhist from Buddha, the Muslim from Mohammed, and the atheist from himself!
Jesus died for you!