- 1 year ago
TEXT: John 18:37-40
John MacArthur said, "It is easy to look at the cross and conclude it was the worst miscarriage of human justice in the history of the world. And it was. It was an evil act, perpetrated by the hands of wicked men. But that is not the full story. The crucifixion of Christ was also the greatest act of divine justice ever carried out. It was done in full accord with 'the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God'—and for the highest of purposes: the death of Christ secured the salvation of untold numbers and opened the way for God to forgive sin without compromising His own perfectly holy standard."
After Pilate finished questioning Jesus, he apparently came to the conclusion that Jesus posed no threat to Rome and that He had done nothing worthy of death. So, he goes before the Jews and tells them, "I find in Him no fault at all." Pilate believed Jesus to be innocent. Anyone who honestly looked at Jesus' life and teachings would come to the same conclusion. But the