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Face To Face With The TRUTH

Updated on June 2, 2011

Face to Face With The Truth

Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him,

“Are you the King of the Jews? “

“Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “ or did others talk to you about me ?”

“Am I a Jew ? “ Pilate replied, “It was your people and chief priests who handed you over to me . What is it that you have done ?”

Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of this world . If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews . But now my Kingdom is from another place.”

“You are a king then !” said Pilate.

Jesus answered “You are right in saying I am a king In fact for this reason I was born and for this I came into the world , to testify to the truth . Everyone of the side of truth listens to me. “

“What is truth ?” Pilate asked.

From the Gospel according to John 18: 33 – 38

Who is this man Pilate ?

The year was 29 AD. Pilate was enjoying a highly esteemed position in the Roman Empire. The nation Israel is just one of the nations subjected to the rule of the vast Roman Empire. Pilate was the appointed Roman Governor tasked to govern, oversee, manage the affairs of the nation Israel. He hold a very powerful position in Israel which includes the power to execute criminals.

I presumed to be that Pilate is a man of great intelligence, education. and affluence. He would not hold that prestigious position of Roman Governor without these factors. Pilate holding one of the key position in the powerful Roman Empire, had all the best of the world could offer which includes prestige, power, influence, position, wealth, affluence but without the truth. He was living a totally depraved life apart from the truth.

But there is one moment in his life that he would never forget in all eternity, that moment when he came face to face with the truth, no other than Jesus of Nazareth.

Yes JesusChrist reached out to Pilate during Christ trial before Pilate. Jesus spoke to Pilate about his Kingdom. But it is very say to say That Pilate was a totally depraved man totally submerged into the world system,, that he could not see the truth in JesusChrist.

HomeUniversity Encyclopedia has this record about Pilate. According to this reference, Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor who authorized the crucifixion of JesusChrist, was procurator of Judea probably from 26 to 36 AD. He was deposed from his office by Vitellius, the governor of Syria because of his severity. He returned to Rome to stand his trial just after the death of Tiberius (March. 37 AD ) . According to Eusebius he committed suicide soon afterward.

Pontius Pilate deposed from power found his life very futile and meaningless that he committed suicide. Yes Pontius Pilate encountered the truth in his life, came face to face with it , but never gave importance to it.. He just considered Christ a self-proclaimed king, one he should not take seriously. Christ reached out to him in compassion but he would not hear for he is totally engrossed with the world.

One thing is very sad about life, when the world has embraced you as its very own, when it satisfied you with the great things it can offer : position, power, prestige, wealth affluence, you become heavily submerged into its system, you became so depraved that you will not listen to the truth, just like Pilate. There are so many Pilates today who will not listen to the truth because they have submerged themselves completely with the world.

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    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Cristina327, Wonderful and truthful hub! "One thing is very sad about life, when the world has embraced you as its very own, when it satisfied you with the great things it can offer: position, power, prestige, wealth affluence, you become heavily submerged into its system, you became so depraved that you will not listen to the truth, just like Pilate. There are so many Pilates today who will not listen to the truth because they have submerged themselves completely with the world." AMEN!

      This is so true! We are supposed to be "in the world but not of world"

      Thank you for sharing, In His love & Blessings!

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      einron 7 years ago

      Thank you for writing about Pontius Pilate. I did not know that he committed suicide in the end. It is sad that he could not face humiliation. Peace!

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans it is very encouraging to read your comment.Thank you for dropping by. Your visit is greatly appreciated. Best regards.

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi einron it is nice to hear from you again. Yes it is a very tragic end for Pontius PIlate. I am very sad for him. He was so much engrossed with the world system. Thank you for dropping by. Best regards.

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      A nice to the point hub einron. Great read.

      Like the old saying goes, if you play with fire, expect to get burned. Blessings and peace!

      Forever His,

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi RevLady, Thank you for the visit. Remain blessed and best regards.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate' Cristina,Great Expose' Pontious Pilate was so blinded by his errogance and pride, that he (could not) recognize the truth. This is obvious when he asks Jesus two questions.

      "What is it that you have done?" and Jesus tells him that He came into the world to testify to the "Truth" Pilate responds with "What is truth?" As far as Pilate is concerned, Rome and Ceasar, is the only truth he knows,serving Ceasar brought him the wealth and position and stature he enjoys.

      Love you my Ate' Truth is bitter medicine to take for anyone.

      Hugs and more Hugs,

      Brother Dave

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      Raymond Tremain 7 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      Cristina,this is the right time for this hub to be written as Easter is just next week end, yes there are so many pilates out there, and it is up to us to spread the Word and Good News about Jesus Christ being the Son of God our Father.

      God loves you

      Ramon

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      thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

      great hub god speed thanks

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Mathews it is very encouraging to read your comment. Yes PIlate recognized Rome and Ceazar as the only truths. He was so blinded. Thank you for gracing this hub. REmain blessed.

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Brother Raymond Tremain it is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for your encouraging comment. Your visit is greatly appreciated. Have a blessed season of Lent.

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi thevoice thanks for a visit. Remain blessed always.

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      Raymond Tremain 7 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      Critina,most poeple have a spot to where they can leave fan mail to their friends,but I don't see one anywhere on your site.

      please just call me Raymond

      God loves you

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      UlrikeGrace 7 years ago from Canada

      cristina327 ...what a very good hub...we need constantly to be reminded of these sad things so that we too will not fall into the trap Pilate did. Our truth is Jesus Christ...and we must always keep that upper most as there are always supplanters who are wanting to take Jesus off the throne of our life.

      Blessings to you sister

      Love UlrikeGrace

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      cristina327 7 years ago from Manila

      Hi Ulrike Grace it is very encouraging to read your comment.Yes our on;y truth is JesusChrist. Thank you for gracing this hub and for the additional thought you shared. Have a blessed season of lent.

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