kjv@Mark:15:1@ And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
kjv@Mark:15:2@ And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
kjv@Mark:15:3@ And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
kjv@Mark:15:4@ And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.
kjv@Mark:15:5@ But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
kjv@Mark:15:6@ Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.
kjv@Mark:15:7@ And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
kjv@Mark:15:8@ And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.
kjv@Mark:15:9@ But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
kjv@Mark:15:10@ For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
kjv@Mark:15:11@ But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
kjv@Mark:15:12@ And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
Reprobate Mind - A murdering insurrectionist considered in the same judgment as our Lord and savior and winning out in pardon? That is often a clue to just how un comfortable and threatened people are by the revelation of their own conscience.
Reprobate Mind - Pilate's question was never adequately answered, justice even in human terms did not matter in the least. The mob mentality and possible threat of their riotous reaction if action was done to the contrary was solely sufficient.
Reprobate - Mind, where else would this behavior be justified? How does the mind go from duty and responsibility to this as it often does. This is not just the behavior of a few distant Roman soldiers long ago, this is the mind set of many intellectuals and activist on our college campuses today, this is the direction of much political discourse. Slander, mocking, humiliation, for no other reason than self and mob exaltation.
Just a few chapters ago we read Jesus parable about the vineyard that was stole away from the distant master by the employees thereof. Jesus deliberately stated that the servants knew that the true heir had been sent yet put the son to death in order to retain possession of the vineyard. We would suppose that these mocking men now talked about were somehow blinded and just didn't know who Jesus was. The parable suggests something much different. Or why else would have Jesus said it as so?
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