Jesus was crucified on a cross in the public square. His was put to death by the civil government after several monkey trials. It came on the back of shady Sanhedrin kangaroo courts and the Jews demanding His blood upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25). None the less Jesus’ crucifixion was very public. Thus, it must flow that the crucifixion has necessary public ramifications. You cannot be faithful to the message of the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus simply in the privacy of your heart and home. You cannot faithfully keep Christianity private. Yes, as an individual you may keep your faith private for a season. But if the Church is faithfully preaching the gospel in the world it cannot be private. You cannot keep the public gospel private.