Chapter 6

Mystery Solved

Agatha Christie’s mystery Murder On The Orient Express follows her standard approach that every character seems to be the likely murderer. There’s a twist at the end, however, when Hercule Poirot proves that all the suspects are guilty—that they all joined together to murder their victim.

A detective investigating the murder of Jesus of Nazareth would find a similar result. Who killed Him? Judas Iscariot? What about the Jewish leaders? Or maybe their mob was responsible? But Pilate condemned Him! Was it not the Roman soldiers who actually crucified Him? All of the above may be true, but ultimately, it was every one of us. All our sins placed Jesus on that tree, and He died willingly to be our Savior.