The crucifixion of Christ, the conversion of one outlaw, and the rejection by the other.
Here is the short story of the sorrowful but essential walk to the place of crucifixion — Calvary! Here we briefly consider several characters along the Lord’s way from the corrupt courts to crucifixion.
Sin’s handiwork in humans can be seen in the characters of this section. Murderers, thieves, liars, haters, adulterers, idolaters, religious and secular hypocrites. Violent, even cowardly men. Law makers who are law breakers, cynics and blasphemers. All these contributed to Christ’s Crucifixion.
With fanatical religious hatred, the Jewish leaders whisked the Son of God from their own corrupt courts to the unjust courts of the Gentiles with the sole purpose of humiliating and publically killing Jesus the Messiah.
To treat anyone with cruelty is awful enough, but to treat the Son of God this way is unthinkable. This has been a practice of lost souls to this day; standing behind it is an alibi that damns souls: “We did not know that Jesus is Lord.”