Why Did the Life of Jesus Create Such a Stir?

Jesus of Nazareth, son of a carpenter, went about 1st Century Judea, a Roman outpost, doing good things for people.  He fed the hungry and healed the sick.  He taught about God and refused to involve Himself in political issues.  Why then were people so stirred up about Him that they went to all the trouble to try, convict, scourge, and crucify Him?  In other words, why did people go to the trouble to kill such a kind person – and not just kill Him, but humiliate and discredit Him in the process?  There must have been more going on than met the eye.

Indeed, there was more going on than what met the eye.  God was in Jesus (and, of course, God doesn’t meet the eye) and that was what was attracting all the hostility.  The world has always been hostile to God.  It still is.    

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