Skeptics claim that Barabbas was invented by the Gospels for symbolic purposes. Skeptics say that Pilate would never have given in to the requests of the Jewish leaders to crucify Jesus. Skeptics say that Pilate would not have released prisoners, like Barabbas or Jesus, for the Passover feast. I’ll be answering all that today!
But I have two other really important things to cover as well. One of them is the sad fact that the trial of Jesus before Pilate has been historically used to justify persecution of Jewish communities by those who name the name of Christ – the Jewish Messiah, ironically enough!
The second issue is simply the point of the passage as it relates to the theology we are learning from the trial of Jesus.
Whether you are joining me for the live stream or watching afterward, I hope and pray that this will be a blessing to you and increase your confidence in the truth of Scripture and the love of God for all people.
This is part 63 of the Mark Series, going verse-by-verse through the Gospel of Mark. Today we are in chapter 14:53-72.
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