Imagine that you are a Roman local official, in charge of an area, supported by some soldiers. Imagine you hear of a man who can heal the sick and even raise people from the dead. Now, suppose ask your team to investigate. They come back and report that thousands of people have been fed, a storm has been subdued and some people who were dead or sick or blind are now OK. They also tell you they have arrested the guy responsible. You obviously want to see him, because you've got a bad foot and your favorite aunt has just died. You ask him to fix these problems and before you can bat an eyelid, abracadabra and all jobs done. You ask him if he could bring peace to your area and he does it in a flash. Then a couple of Jewish leaders ask you to execute him ! Well, what do you do ? Suppose there are "good" reasons for accepting their request. Would you obey? I know what I would do. I would tell the Jewish leaders that I have an alternative plan. I'd invite the miracle worker into my home and keep him under house arrest if necessary. He would have a nice room with servants to tend to his every needs. Then I would have to means to live for ever and never get ill or be unhappy.