(for the purposes of this exercise pretend you are a Christian)
Ok, let’s say you are walking along the street one day, when all of a sudden BLAM! you are blasted back in time to Jerusalem circa 36 A.D. straight into Pontius Pilate’s office, (and luckily enough whatever brought you two thousand years back in time also taught you Latin, Aramaic, Greek, and Hebrew).
Pontius walks up to you and, believing you to be a God.
asks you that he has a troublemaker on his hands, a man who goes by the name of Jesus, he says that it is up to you whether Jesus is crucified or freed, completely up to you, he will not kill him until you say that it is o.k.
So, what do you do?
If you don’t step in and stop Jesus’ death, then you will be directly responsible for the death of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, absolutely the worst sin possible. By not saving his life, you are violating your most solemn religious Christians oaths.
However, if you stop Jesus death, then Jesus can not give his life on the cross and can not free the souls of all Christian humanity from sin. Consequently, all who live will burn in hell. For God’s will shall have been averted, and humanity will not have been saved. Not only that, but there can be no ressurection, and no real significance to the Blood and Body of Christ. Christianity itself may fail to survive the failure of Christ to be crucified, totally nullifying the religious philosophical foundations from which you make your decision in the first place…
So, what will it be…
committ the ultimate sin?
or deny the will of god and force all humanity to lose Christ’s gift, and go to hell? perhaps, also the ultimate sin?