The arrest, trials, and crucifixion of Jesus were unlawful at every turn. Here are 5 reasons why.
Jesus Christ was in control of the arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, sacrificing Himself willingly to fulfill His destiny as the world's Redeemer.
In this sermon on the Mistrial of the Millennia, Richard Ritenbaugh recounts the myriad illegal events of Christ's trial, highlighting no less than seventeen illegalities, including corrupt judges, bogus witnesses, switching charges, changing venues, desecrating the Holy Days, jury tampering, and intimidation, constituting a …
Martin Collins, asking why Christians must endure such horrendous persecution and struggle, asserts that Paul warned in Acts 5 that the church would always be in danger of deception from within and opposition from without. "Opposition from without" in Peter's time came from the evil oppression incited by the Pharisees …
Joseph of Arimathea has always been a shadowy figure among the well-known personages of the Bible. Here is clarity on this important disciple's life.
The Garden of Gethsemane has particular significance because it was not only an olive grove, but also the location where olives were pressed into oil.
Jesus Christ remained totally in control of the events of His trial, including His own prediction that He would be crucified under Roman law.
Pilate was in a bind. He believed Jesus to be innocent, and he tried every conceivable way to avoid having to pass judgment on Him, but finally caved.
Jesus permitted Himself to be sent by the leaders and led by their agents in true meekness, submitting to the Father's will, even cleansing those who led Him.
Christ's trial and crucifixion were not historical accidents; rather, God prophesied both events in minute detail in Old Testament scriptures.
Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, played a significant role in the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.
Christ's life and death were supernatural in that He had God's Spirit from the beginning, giving Him power over things, as well as undeniable logic.
Jesus' sinless and faithful life qualifies Him as King of Kings, in contrast to the kings of Israel who seriously fell short God's requirements.
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the persecution of the apostles in the fourth chapter. Peter, inspired by God's Holy Spirit, demonstrated exemplary boldness and courage before the Sadducees (zealous influential movers and shakers of the Jewish community, descendents of the Maccabees), religious leaders who feared losing their power …
While the other accounts of Jesus' trial and crucifixion seem to show passivity, John shows Jesus totally in charge, purposefully and courageously moving.
The apostle John has provided at least eight separate forms of witness, establishing the veracity of Jesus Christ's identity as God in the flesh.