In these passages is the account of the Jews turning Jesus over to the Roman governor, Pilate, to be crucified.
The Jews would not enter the Roman Praetorian because they did not want to be defiled. This would prevent them from eating the Passover dinner.
Such is religion. Religion is man-made. Religion hinders people from learning the Truth. Truth is from God. Religion distorts God’s Truth and keeps people in bondage. Religion uses superstition to do so.
I believe that Satan has used religion to keep people from the Truth of God. Therefore, I reject religion and will cling tenaciously to the Word of God to guide me.