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Thoughts About Christ's Death

Saturday, March 22, 2008 5 comments

Matthew 27:15-22

"Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. (16) And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. (17) Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?" (18) For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy. (19) While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him." (20) But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. (21) The governor answered and said to them, "Which of the two do you want me to release to you?" They said, "Barabbas!" (22) Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!"

How did Barabbas feel knowing that Jesus took his spot and was completely innocent? I wonder if he watched the crucifixion.

Matthew 27:45
"Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land."

Psalms 22:16
"For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;"

Could this three hours of darkness be the biggest battle between God and Satan?

5 comments: to “ Thoughts About Christ's Death so far...

  • layneh March 23, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    I dont think it was a battle. I think God simply allowed satan to feel like he won.

    Then when Christ went down to hell, He laid down the law. I think the biggest battle between the two is the fight for souls.

  • Roland March 23, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    "He laid down the law."
    I wonder if that means what you think it means? ;)

    I tend to think that God can feel pain. When you see someone making a wreck of their life, it hurts.
    When many someones do it, it would hurt even more.

  • Craig March 24, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    "I think the biggest battle between the two is the fight for souls."

    Exactly. Isn't Christ dying for our sins the ultimate battle for souls?

  • MikeT March 24, 2008 at 8:39 PM


    I find it very odd that Jesus went to Hell when it says that he said to the thief "today you will be with me in paradise."

  • Roland March 26, 2008 at 7:41 AM

    Mike, who said 'paradise' was in heaven yet?
    Read up on Abraham's bosom. Understand what the Jews thought of as paradise at that time.
    If you're looking for verses on Jesus going to hell, read Ephesians 4:8-10 and try to understand what Paul was saying and why.
    What captives?
    Where are the 'lower parts of the earth'?

    Side note:
    Do people actually think Satan runs hell?
    God is everywhere.
    That is what omnipresent means.
    Jesus isn't limited by our imaginations.
    Even they are too small.

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