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Trial Testimony

"Pilate therefore said unto him, Are You a king then?
Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end I was born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth hears my voice."
(John 18:37)

Our verse comes from the first crucifixion trial of Christ in Pilate's court. Pilate is questioning Christ about the charge that He is a king. The answer Christ gave is most instructive. It speaks about the person of Christ and the purpose of Christ.

Person of Christ. "To this end I was born, and for this cause I came into the world."
Here is a great statement of the duo-nature of Christ. "Born" represents His humanity while "came" speaks of His Deity, for it speaks of His pre-existence.

Often in Scripture the humanity and Deity of Christ are given side by side. As an example, Luke 8:22&25 records Christ sleeping on a boat (which is human) but waking to stop a storm with His Word (which is Deity). Christ is both man and God.

Purpose of Christ. "That I should bear witness unto the truth."
Christ's purpose was to give witness of the truth about the most important matters of life, such as, heaven, hell, salvation, God, and holy conduct. No witness is more important.

People need to know the truth about these things more than anything else. And Christ is the greatest Witness of the truth ever to be given to mankind.

~ adapted from Daily Bible Reading Sermonettes 3 by John Butler

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