ALL DEATH WAS SHATTERED BY THE SHEER FORCE OF ONE LIFE AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE LIVED.
"You are a king then? " Pilate asked. "You say that I'm a king," . "Jesus replied I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify of the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice." "What is truth? said Pilate. After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told then. I find no grounds for charging Him."
Which doctrine of Christ is most important? I would say the doctrine of his sinlessness. Some would argue. "What about his resurrection? Surely that is more important than his sinlessness?" Of course, in many ways the Resurrection created Christianity. If the Resurrection created it, though, the sinlessness of Christ authenticated it. If Jesus arose from the dead but only as a sinning savior, could he truly save? In what way could a sinner's resurrection liberate the rest of us who need to be set free from our sin? To help us, Jesus must first be our moral superior.
Humankind has always struggled with sin. Even though the Greek religions carved their gods and goddesses to be ideal --- well formed in body, strident and tall, a picture of what humankind was supposed to be --- their gods were capricious and indulgent. No wonder their religion did not live.
Jesus, however, was sinless. Even Pilate could see that this man was not a criminal deserving of death. After hearing the witness against Jesus, Pilate said, "I find no grounds for charging Him."
Pilate may not have believed Jesus was sinless, but in some way he seemed to sense that Jesus was morally superior to him. Pilate spoke more than he knew. There was literally no fault at all in Jesus. He was, indeed, a lamb without spot and without blemish. He was the sacrifice offered once and for all for our sins.
Almost every religion has some sense of sin and has devised some ritual of forgiveness --- always to no avail. The writer of Hebrews admitted that the ancient blood-sacrifice system of the Jews was also ineffective. If the sinner's trust was merely in the ceremony: "For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins" (Hebrews 10:4). What can be done, then? The apostle Paul wrote that God made one "who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:2.1)
Jesus truly is the no-fault Savior. Because He was the perfect Son of God, your imperfections are covered by His blood. You are forever free!
Lord, have we forgotten that it was your perfect life, which covered our imperfections? Have we forgotten that the blood of your perfect sacrifice healed our sin? Because I am so sinful, I treasure a Savior who was tempted in all points like I am and yet lived without sin. Because of your sacrifice, my own sin is now removed as far from me as the east is from the west. [It is now in that perfect blood of the lamb and whose name we pray.] Amen!
For additional Bible Reading: Hebrews 7:23-28