Luke 13.1-5 – Jesus on why the Tower fell

{MILITANT INSURGENTS, hoping to stir up Jesus’ patriotism}: “Pilate is a monster, a dictator, a terrorist!  He slaughtered people from YOUR hometown, and then sacrificed their blood to his gods!”

(2) {JESUS, responding}: Did those people deserve what happened to them? (3) Of course not!  You and I both know that.  That’s not the point.  The point is this—Keep going with your little holy war, and Rome is going to do the same exact thing to YOU.  (4) The people who were killed with the Tower fell—They didn’t deserve what happened to them.  (5) But unless you repent from your hate, your devotion to retaliation and violence and war, you will be destroyed.

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