To some, Barabbas is nothing more than an interesting detail in Christ's trial. However, his presence during that event contains significant implications for us.
Christ's trial and crucifixion were not historical accidents; rather, God prophesied both events in minute detail in Old Testament scriptures.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that Jesus Christ remained totally in control of the events of His trial, including His own prediction that He would be crucified under Roman law. The hate-obsessed Jewish leaders had to pull a bait-and-switch technique as they m. . .
Tragically, human beings with natural carnal minds, when faced with a choice between God (or a God-fearing man) or Satan (or a scoundrel) will automatically select the scoundrel. From the Garden of Eden to the present (Satan, Cush, Korah, Saul, Jeroboam, B. . .
Martin Collins, acknowledging that hardships are a normal part of life, perhaps leading us to despair that God has abandoned us, focuses our attention on a segment of the Apostle Paul's life (recorded in Acts 23-26) when he could have had these depressing . . .
John Ritenbaugh emphasizes the infinite superiority of Christ's priesthood and one-time sacrifice as contrasted to the repetitive Aaronic sacrifices, which were incapable of remitting sin, purging consciences, or providing access to God. The shadow image o. . .
Martin Collins, citing a quotation by Goebbels, provides many insights as to how public opinion is so easily manipulated by propaganda spread by Hollywood and the mainstream media. By subtly manipulating attitudinal desensitization, the mainstream media pu. . .
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