Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him. (Matthew 26:3–4, NIV 1984).
My Musings – When was then? Immediately following Jesus’ Olivet Discourse, which He closed by relating how the goats will be separated (“to eternal punishment”) from the sheep (“to eternal life”) and then stating “as you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” (Matthew 26:2, NIV 1984).
Crucifying Jesus was meant to silence Him. To put an end to His teaching. Instead of an ending with a period, it was a beginning with an exclamation point. No other event in history has changed the world more, because it changed the eternal destiny of all who put…
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