John 2

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Reply to The Noncommittal Christ

I agree completely, Justin. The "many" who believed put their faith in a false Messiah. The expected He would overthrow Rome by force and restore Israel as the dominate nation of the world. They just didn't get it. They had not been truly regenerated by the Holy Spirit and, as you say, simply could not comprehend the truth. That is why they abandoned him after His arrest and, once they saw him as humiliated and powerless, shouted with the rest of the crowd "crucify him!!".