DEATH SENTENCE!

DEATH SENTENCE https://www.amazon.com/CAPTAIN-SALVATION-SUPERIORITY-Leslie-John-ebook/dp/B01BDLI0WY/ref=la_B00982NTYU_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515031384&sr=1-16&refinements=p_82%3AB00982NTYU Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!” Matthew 27:22 Under great pressure from Jews Pilate feared and set aside his powers to release Jesus even though he declared three times by his own mouth that Jesus was “not guilty” of any charges. He sat on his judgment seat in a place called “Pavement” which in Hebrew was called “Gabbatha” and delivered the verdict. Pilate presented Jesus to the Jews and said “Behold your king”; but Jews cried out saying “Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar”. Then Pilate delivered Jesus into the hands of Jews to crucify Him and “they took Him and led away” (Ref. John 19:13-16) Not only Jews and Gentiles were responsible for crucifying Jesus illegally; but Pilate, who was an authority in that region was also responsible for handing over Jesus to the Jews to be crucified without rendering justice. » https://www.lesliejohn.net/death-sentence/

Leslie M. John

Chief Priest Caiaphas and Jews failed to get Jesus convicted guilty of the charges they levelled against Him that He resorted to insurrection, propagated not to pay taxes to Caesar, and declared Himself as king of the Jews, and, therefore, they levelled another charge against Him that He blasphemed God.

The Mosaic Law they had from the Scriptures in support for crucifying Jesus was from Leviticus 24:16. According to the Law he who blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death and the entire congregation shall certainly stone him. This was applicable even in the case of breaking Sabbath (Ref. Exodus 31:15)

“And he that blasphemes the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemes the name of the LORD, shall be put to death” (Leviticus 24:16)

Jews witnessed as to how Jesus healed on Sabbath day an impotent man, who was lying helpless on the bed for thirty eight years, at Bethesda pool and sought to kill him. Jesus is incarnate God and He was not wrong when He said He and Father are one; and He was the Lord of the Sabbath, and, therefore, He was not wrong when He healed the impotent man on Sabbath day. He did not resort to insurrection at any time. Even though He was not required to pay taxes, inasmuch as He was God, yet He paid taxes to fulfill the Law of the Land. The kingdom of Jesus was from heaven and He was the King; therefore, He was not wrong when He acknowledged that His Kingdom was not of this world, but of heaven.

“Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God” (John 5:18)

On another occasion when Jews confronted Jesus to tell them plainly if He was the Christ, Jesus replied that He told them but they did not believe Him. Jesus said that He does works in His Father’s name and His works bear witness that He and the Father are one (Ref. John 5:19; 10:25-26).

“I and my Father are one”. (John 10:30)

Pilate was convinced that it was not a valid civil charge to put anyone to death, much less Jesus. Pilate declared once again to Jews that he did find any fault in Jesus.

It was because Jews repeatedly cried out to Pilate to crucify Jesus that Pilate questioned Him again as to who He was and where He came from. When Jesus did not give any reply to Pilate he questioned Jesus if He knew that Pilate had the authority to crucify Him or release Him.

Considering that Pilate was Governor he was right if Jesus was merely a man and not God; but it was not so; Jesus was incarnate God. Pilate did not know that Jesus was incarnate God, who came into this world to save sinners, yet by his authority as Governor, should have released Jesus; more so because He declared Jesus as “not guilty”.

Jesus said to Pilate that he had no authority over Him if it was not given from the Father and he that delivered Jesus to be crucified incurred greater sin on himself. There were several persons responsible for putting Jesus to death on the cross. Some of them were Judas Iscariot; Chief Priests and Jews, Pilate the Governor, and Gentile Roman Government as a whole, because Herod overlooked justice in His case.

Pilate did not find any fault in Jesus, but he being an authority to either release or execute the subject, who was under his consideration, and having delivered Jesus to be crucified had greater sin. Pilate made attempts to release Jesus but he was constrained by the vociferous voice and consistent demand from Jews that Jesus should be crucified.

Jews shouted that if Pilate released Jesus without crucifying Him he was not a friend of Caesar because, according to them, Jesus said He was the king; and if so, according to them, He spoke against Caesar.

Under great pressure from Jews Pilate feared and set aside his powers to release Jesus even though he declared three times by his own mouth that Jesus was “not guilty” of any charges. He sat on his judgment seat in a place called “Pavement” which in Hebrew was called “Gabbatha” and delivered the verdict.

Pilate presented Jesus to the Jews and said “Behold your king”; but Jews cried out saying “Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar”. Then Pilate delivered Jesus into the hands of Jews to crucify Him and “they took Him and led away” (Ref. John 19:13-16)

Not only Jews and Gentiles were responsible for crucifying Jesus illegally; but Pilate, who was an authority in that region was also responsible for handing over Jesus to the Jews to be crucified without rendering justice.


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“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings” (Hebrews 2:10)

This book presents sublime theme of man’s redemption from sin and everlasting life. Man rebelled against God by transgressing His command. The only way available for reconciling man with God was by the substitutionary death of the Lord Jesus Christ and by His resurrection. Whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life.