#135 Eight Eyewitnesses of Jesus’ Death
I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
Count your way to wisdom in number one-hundred and thirty-five of this series, Eight Eyewitnesses of Jesus’ Death.
One of the criticisms of the Bible is that Jesus Christ did not die on the Cross. Why is it that those who are not interested in their own salvation are so vocal about someone else’s salvation? Why would they care? The answer is quite simple. Your salvation is a testimony and witness to their lawless deeds.
Ac 2:23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
Eight Eyewitnesses of Jesus’ Death:
- A group of expert killers: Roman soldiers
- One passerby named Simon of Cyrene
- A group of random people that passed by
- Chief religious leaders with the title of priest and scribes
- A centurion who as a soldier was an expert killer
- A group of women that were made up of family and friends
- A council member whose name was Joseph Arimathea
- The ruler of the territory whose name was Pilate
In fact, Paul said over five hundred people saw Jesus after His resurrection. I often wonder how important it is to those that say Jesus did not die on a cross and was not resurrected. This was a death that happened almost two thousand years ago. Why is mankind still so fixated on a death that they say never happened? Why are they concerned about the truth of the resurrection? None of this should mean anything to anyone, unless it did happen.
I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.
It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Mk 15:16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion…Mk 15:20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him…Mk 15:24 And they crucified him and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.
Mk 15:21 And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.
Mk 15:29 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, Mk 15:30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!”
Mk 15:31 So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself.
Mk 15:39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”
Mk 15:40 There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
Mk 15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
Mk 15:44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died. And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead.
Published on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 4:59 AM CDT