He knew that they would kill him when he wouldn't do as the authorities sad. They warned him, and than they killed him. All he had to do was follow the law. He didn't. He choose not to, so he is responsible for his own death. Now what kind of example is this? I'm 29, I'm going to die when I'm 33? We don't have that choice in this society, although I'm sure Jesus's final walk was fahr more humiliating and tortoring than anything we go through today, but still, all he had to do was say that he isn't the son of god. And he didn't. For this he died.