“What shall I do with this Man called Jesus?” Pilate asked the restless crowd.
“Crucify Him!” they shouted.
“No,” Pilate countered. “I won’t crucify Jesus. I’m going to crucify that murderer Barabbas instead and set Jesus free.”
The crowd grew angry. “If you set Jesus free, our law demands we take Him and stone Him.”
And they did.
If you’ve read any of the four Gospels, you know this is not how it happened. But it could have, if God weren’t in control. Have you ever thought about that? [Read more…]