All the people answered, ‘Let his blood be on us and on our children!’ –Matthew 27:25 (NIV)
The people seemed to be in a state of such disillusionment during these moments leading up to Jesus’ death, which, as defined in the Oxford American Dictionary, is “disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be.” They wanted to believe Him, they wanted to put hope in Him, they wanted to trust Him, yet this feeling of being manipulated must have come over them – the strong temptation to say that He was a fake, a false prophet; otherwise, I don’t think they would have been going along with the Pharisees, shouting, “Crucify him!” And then, even more so, to go so far as to say, “Let his blood be on us and on our children!”
When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!” –Matthew 27:54 (NIV)
Jesus was not an illusion of salvation. He was not a fake. He was not a false prophet.