Today, many people know who Jesus is. Some have gone further and know Him by experience. They have called upon Him for the forgiveness of their sins and look to Him as the Lord of their life. Few there are–who are not ashamed to speak of Jesus in public settings and declare their love for Him, in all places and at all times.
We read in the 22nd Psalm that Jesus was not ashamed to hang naked before the world and declare His love for us. Before the day of His crucifixion, Jesus said that He would “confess before His Father–all those who confess Him before men.”
Matthew 10:32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
Jesus also said: “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” –Matthew 10:33 Continue reading “Jesus Was Not Ashamed to Die For You”
The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is amongst the most substantially documented events in the history of the world. There is more evidence for Jesus death in Israel, during the time depicted by the New Testament, than perhaps any other person of antiquity.
Professor Peter Schäfer, in his book: “Jesus in the Talmud”, records that Talmud Sanhedrin 43a contains the following text regarding Jesus of Nazareth:.
“On (Sabbath eve and) the eve of Passover, Jesus the Nazarene was hanged and a herald went forth before him forty days heralding, “Jesus the Nazarene is going forth to be stoned because he practiced sorcery and instigated and seduced Israel to idolatry. Whoever knows anything in defense may come and state it.” But since they did not find anything in his defense they hanged him on (Sabbath eve and) the eve of Passover. Ulla said: ‘Do you suppose that Jesus the Nazarene was one for whom a defense could be made? He was a mesit (someone who instigated Israel to idolatry), concerning whom the Merciful [God] says: Show him no compassion and do not shield him (Deut. 13:9). With Jesus the Nazarene it was different. For he was close to the government.”[2a]
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