Certified Educator Brutus is in conflict within himself. He loved Caesar, but he loved Rome more: Clearly, Brutus is torn between his love for his Brutus is in conflict within himself.
And the friends you choose affect the direction of your life. In my fourth year of seminary, Dr. But to be His friend, you must stand with Him against those who oppose Him.
When he heard these words, he brought Jesus out and handed Him over to the Jews to be crucified. Pilate chose friendship with Caesar over friendship with Christ.
In going for that short-term gain, he lost his eternal soul. As 1 John 2: If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of Caesars truest friend eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
Or, as James 4: Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Friendship with Caesar results in compromising your integrity and a guilty conscience; friendship with Christ results in integrity and forgiveness.
As I explained in a previous message, Pilate made some serious blunders early in his rule over Judea that weakened his leadership. First, he had sent soldiers into the temple area with shields bearing images of Caesar.
The Jews saw this as blasphemy and staged a major protest. The Jews, 1; Pilate, 0. Then, he built an aqueduct to bring water into Jerusalem, which was good.
But he used temple funds to pay for the project. The Jews rioted and this time, Pilate did kill some of them. Jesus may be referring to this incident in Luke The Jews complained to Caesar, who gave a scathing rebuke to Pilate.
The Jews, 2; Pilate, 0. So by the time the Jews brought Jesus to Pilate for judgment, they held the advantage. When Pilate asks them John Just do as we say!
Pilate had the authority to acquit or condemn accused prisoners John If he believed that Jesus was innocent, he should have let Him go. But he was afraid of the Jews.
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Enjoy and understand your King James Bible far better. Hope for All Generations and Nations By Gary Amirault (This article was written for Christians and non-Christians alike. When the second person plural (you) is used in this article, it usually refers to the Christian audience.