The Illegal Proceeding of Christ's Trial

1155 WordsJul 10, 20185 Pages
There were many, many illegal things that happened at Jesus' trial. Their goal was to get Him condemned, not to truly and lawfully find out if He was guilty. They had been trying for a long time to find a way to put Him to death. Now, they had him in their hand and they did their best to get rid of Him. “If these men had intended to conduct a legal trial, a specific charge would have been made against Christ, and a warrant for His arrest would have been issued.”1 Since this was not what they wanted, they just twisted things to help them succeed in there agenda. This sounds like people in our government now a days. So now, what were some of the things that the Jewish leaders did? First, the law said that it was illegal to do any of the…show more content…
After Jesus responded, the people affirmed with the high priest that from there said that Jesus needed to die. He also said that no more witnesses were needed. That is clearly condemning one by his own words. We also notice that trials were not allowed to be held on feast days or on the Sabbath. On capital cases it was also forbidden on the day prior to these days. Jesus' trial was on the day before the Sabbath making it an illegal trial. Next, we see that the trial was only allowed to be held at a specific place in the temple. The law said that “After leaving the hall Gazith no sentence of death can be passed upon anyone.”5 Luke says that they took Jesus to the high priests house. Once again, they did not follow the law and have the trial where they were suppose to. The Jews also had a law that said that there is not to be only one judge. Whenever they took Jesus before the high priest and had a private examination, they violated this law. Jesus' trial took place in just one day. Looking at the law we read that “a night had to intervene between the trial and the decree” that the victim is guilty.6 By not following this law they were able to have Jesus condemned before anyone could come and stand up for Jesus. This is what they wanted. Once again we find the lawlessness of Jesus' trial. To keep the trials fair, there was a law made that said that friends or enemies of the victim were not allowed to be part of the group of judges.

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