Jesus Trial Illegal

  Jesus Trial Illegal

Was Jesus' trial illegal?

Was Jesus’ trial illegal? Many people considered Jesus innocent during the process:

The criminal crucified with Jesus: "We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong" (Luke 23:41).

Pilate: "You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death. Therefore, I will punish him and then release him" (Luke 23:13).

The centurian:"Surely this was a righteous man" (Luke 23:47).

Witnesses: "People were overwhelmed with amazement. ‘He has done everything well,’ they said. ‘He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak’" (Mark 7:37).

Jesus' trial Illegal – The Laws
In these trials, the authorities disregarded many of their own laws.
  1. Trial were not to be held during feast time.
  2. Every member of the court was to vote individually to convict or acquit. In the trials Jesus went through, He was convicted by acclamation.
  3. A night had to pass before a death sentence could be carried out. In the trials of Jesus, only a few hours passed before He was placed on the cross.
  4. The Jews had no authority to execute anyone.
  5. Trial were not to be held at night. Jesus’ trial was held before dawn.
  6. The accused person was to be given representation. Jesus had none.
  7. The accused person was not to be asked self-incriminating questions. Jesus was asked if He was the Christ.
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