The Historic Truth About The Crucifixion - The Witness of Judas Iscariot
The belief that Judas Iscariot replaced Christ on the cross since Judas physically resembled Jesus, cannot be true for the following reasons:
Such an assumption ascribes to God conniving, deception, and fraud. God would never deceive human beings.
This assumption makes the prophecy of Zechariah invalid and unfulfilled which says: “Then I said to them, if it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain, so they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me. Throw it to the potter, that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter” (Zechariah 11:12, with Matthew 26:15)
The prophecy which speaks of the thirty pieces of silver which Judas returned to the temple, with which they bought the field of blood, would become an irrelevant prophecy if such an assumption were true. (Zechariah 11:13, Matthew 22:7)
Obviously a person who would have been mistaken for Jesus would have undoubtedly resisted and objected to being crucified; informing the Roman soldiers that he was not Christ.
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