Bible Bad Guys- Part 1

There are three people in the New Testament that get a pretty bad rap. Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, and Caiaphas the high priest.

These are the people who were essentially responsible for the crucifixion of Christ. So it is not hard to see why people aren’t prone to see the best in these three men. However, as I have been reading the New Testament recently, I have been feeling more and more that maybe these guys weren’t as bad as they seem.

I have always been slow to judge, maybe even a little too slow sometimes. I like to see the best in people and so I guess it’s sort of inevitable that I’d see the best in these men. I can’t help but wonder if they all thought they were doing the right thing until it was too late to change things.

 

Check back in tomorrow for the more in depth details of why I see some good in these “Bible bad guys.” I’ll be doing a separate post for each of these three men of the Bible.

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2 thoughts on “Bible Bad Guys- Part 1

  1. Note that according to John 10:17,18, Jesus disagrees that “these are the people who were essentially responsible for the crucifixion of Christ.” At Matthew 16:21-23, Jesus teaches that his crucifixion is one of “the things that be of God.” (KJV)

    Of course, these observations are off topic, but they reveal another reason “why people aren’t prone to see the best in these three men”–they aren’t guided by the teaching of Jesus in this matter.

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    1. Well, Jesus had to be crucified in order to fulfill his complete mission, but these men were the ones that sent him to the cross. It could have been other men, but it wasn’t. It was these men. Jesus himself said of Judas that it would have been better for him if he had never been born.

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