Jesus did not die to save the world – Professor of Christian theology in University of Ilorin
Professor of Christian theology in University of Ilorin, Pius Oyeniran Abioje, has dismissed the agelong Biblical claim that Jesus Christ died to save the world.
Speaking while delivering the 167th Inaugural Lecture of the university, entitled, ‘Christian Prophets and Other Prophets in Nigeria’, the professor said Jesus Christ was killed by haters of truth.
Abioje, who noted that critical prophets should anticipate opposition and conspiracy from unexpected quarters, said: “The conspiracy that killed Jesus Christ came from the millieu of the chief priest and the political elite.
Regrettably,the interpretations by many Christians is that God wanted Jesus to die so as to save the world. Yet the world continues to persecute innocent critical prophets.
Why cannot Christians emphasise that Jesus was killed by haters of truth, the religio-political powers that be, particularly since the world is still seeking redemption?
Nigerians should learn to see critical prophets as friends of the society,and pardon them whenever they happen to err, since no human being is infallible.”