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CLARITY – 3-30-18 What If?

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-30-18

 

What If?

 

What’s Happening:  “The whole sky went dark today at noon as the Roman soldiers put three criminals to death by the dreaded crucifixion, just outside of Jerusalem, Israel (some even reported an earthquake). Although the two on either side were notorious thieves, the one they crucified in the middle was killed because he had reportedly claimed to be the King of the Jews (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus,_King_of_the_Jews). Pontius Pilate, the Roman Procurator was quoted as saying, ‘(Matt 27:22) What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?’ However, the crowd which called for His crucifixion saying they had no king but Caesar, prevailed.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Doesn’t custom call for the pardon of a criminal?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Yeah, but the people called for Barrabas (he being a zealot) because he was more the rabble rouser they thought might overthrow the Romans by force. Besides, this Jesus guy didn’t call for overthrow…He wanted reform through ‘love’…how ridiculous! Nobody will even miss Him when He’s gone!”

 

“Christians? Oh yeah, they’ll probably call themselves that…those few who remain faithful. They’ll scatter like a flock of sheep without a Shepherd. Besides, I heard the Romans even sealed His burial place and put a Roman Guard on it (a squad of as many as a dozen soldiers).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we had such hope…please do not let us get discouraged under this Roman oppression.”

 

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