Are the people in the bible innocent of killing Jesus if the crucifiction was already prophisized. Would God need people to play certain roles like judas to help fulfill his prophesy. If judas was needed to help fulfill the crucifiction of Christ,wouldn't that make him a forced traitor?someone would have to play the role of a traitor. If there was no crucifiction there would be no salvation.
My take (Baptist - leaning toward free will) is that they are not innocent, and that they willingly made the choices they made. In fact, we are all sinners in some respect, but can all be forgiven through Jesus:
My understanding is that for the people involved in Jesus's crucifixion, God knew these people would choose to do the things they did, and He used it in His plan. However, I do not believe God forced Judas to betray Jesus. However, He did know what Judas was doing, used it in His plan:
Interestingly enough, Jesus even asked for forgiveness for the people who were against Him when He was on the cross!
In summary, it appears the people involved in Jesus's crucifixion were not innocent, but even they could be forgiven!