religious people

Immediately the Pharisees and Herodians went out and began to plot how to kill him. Mark3:6

Religious people were a problem for Jesus. They interfered with His work of redeeming and freeing people. He worked around them.

Jesus was a problem for the religious people. He interfered with their work of keeping people in bondage to their religious conformity. They decided to kill Him.

 

spirit of politics, pt.2

Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been enemies with each other. Luke23:12

The Pharisees went out and immediately began conspiring with the Herodians against Him, as to how they might destroy(kill) Him. Mark3:6

But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy(kill) Him. Matt12:14

“If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” Jn11:48

Pharisees & Chief Priests were also of the SPIRIT OF POLITICS, patriotism, earthly kingdoms, killing and war and death.

-Politics & patriotism: they had deals with the Roman Government System, worked with them in compromise, for their benefit, so they could keep their status quo.
-Earthly kingdoms: worried that they would lose theirs: “they’ll come and take away our place and our nation”.
-Killing & war: determined to kill anyone who embarrassed them or got in the way of their plans and desires to rule.
-Death: plotted to have Jesus* killed.