The guilty one goes free; the innocent man dies.

Coty Pinckney comments on Mark 15:6-15: Note here the irony of the release of Barabbas: Jesus is falsely accused of leading a rebellion against Rome; Barabbas did lead a rebellion against Rome. The guilty one goes free; the innocent man dies. Pilate’s preference for not executing an innocent man is just that – a preference, … More The guilty one goes free; the innocent man dies.

Why Did Jesus Come?

John 18:37 Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” John Piper, in a Christmas sermon, “Jesus … More Why Did Jesus Come?

An innocent madman?

Coty Pinckney comments: Pilate knows Jesus is innocent, and all things being equal would prefer not to execute an innocent man. So he tries to come up with an excuse for letting Him off, without having simply to decide for Himself that He should go free. Mark 15:6  Now at the feast he used to … More An innocent madman?