Tomorrow is Good Friday. Now is about the time Jesus would have been seized, tried repeatedly, mocked again and again, beaten, scourged and crowned with thorns, and sentenced to die.
Who should have been mocked? Who should have been punished? Who should have been left to die? It was not Jesus.
In his post altruistico thoughtfully considers the miscarriage of justice. For comparison, I have provided other links.
If you want to understand what Jesus came to save us from, consider His trial. Then look around the world, even our nation. Where is justice to be found among men?
The night of Jesus’ arrest, He was brought before Annas, Caiaphas, and an assembly of religious leaders called the Sanhedrin (John 18:19-24; Matthew 26:57). After this He was taken before Pilate, the Roman Governor (John 18:23), sent off to Herod (Luke 23:7), and returned to Pilate (Luke 23:11-12), who finally sentenced Him to death.
There were six parts to Jesus’ trial: three stages in a religious court and three stages before a Roman court. Jesus was tried before Annas, the former high priest; Caiaphas, the current high priest; and the Sanhedrin. He was charged in these “ecclesiastical” trials with blasphemy, claiming to be the Son of God, the Messiah. (continued here)