Jerusalem: The Perfect Place To Crucify Christ

I went to church, and Ward and Stake Choir practices.

The destruction of Jerusalem after the crucifixion of Christ was foretold in the Old Testament, in Daniel 9:26:

“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary”

Jesus prophecied that this would happen:

“and Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” (Matthew 24:2)

And:

“And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Saying, if thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! But now they are hid from thine eyes.

For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children with thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.” (Luke 19:41-44)

So, it follows that Jerusalem was in a state that it was going to be overtaken, just like in times past, when the Assyrians came in and took over Jerusalem due to wickedness. It also follows that:

“Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ – for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be his name – should come among the Jews, among those who are the more wicked part of the world; and they shall crucify him – for thus it behooveth our God, and there is none other nation on earth that would crucify their God.

For should the mighty miracles be wrought among other nations they would repent, and know that he be their God.

But because of priestcrafts and iniquities, they at Jerusalem will stiffen their necks against him, that he be crucified.

Wherefore, because of their iniquities, destructions, famines, pestilences, and bloodshed shall come upon them ; and they who shall not be destroyed shall be scattered among all nations.” (2 Nephi 10:3-6)

This is what I wrote previously after reading 2 Nephi 10:  The Lord Remembers His Covenant With Our Fathers

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