The debate has gone on for centuries about who is responsible for killing Jesus. Was it the Jews? Was it the Romans? Was it all of our own sins? The answer is – none of the above! The one responsible for the death of Jesus was Almighty God, Himself. Certainly, all of our sins are the reason He had to die, but the atoning sacrifice of Christ was part of God’s plan before time began. It was first announced in the Garden that an offspring of the woman would come to crush the head of the Serpent. God’s love for mankind is great. He has an eternal purpose for all of us, and He did what only God could do. He determined a way to complete His purpose for our creation in spite of our rebellion. Not by ignoring it, or pretending it is not so bad, but by offering up the sacrifice of His only begotten Son in our place. God, Himself, took in His own being, the punishment that we justly deserve. It was God, the Father, who sent Jesus to the cross and the grave. Can you imagine a love that great? And He did it for you.