...the explanation the Jews gave for their rejection of their Messiah; it wasn't because they SEARCHED the Scriptures, to see if the prophets spoke of Him who was standing right in front of their faces fulfilling God's promise since Genesis 3:15 - nope -
they said: "But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us." Luke 19:14
It's all about Kingship! If He should be allowed to govern humble individuals, and guide their morality, and we put them into representative government again - we have assurance that civil government(a creation of God) will NOT be used to harm us!
Too many "Christians" professing a salvation they do NOT possess; look at their fruit - Christ is not king of their lives - they obey Him not(at least not like our founders did).