Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 25-NOV-2018 - 10 AM Sermon
Rev Professor Andrew Dutney – Length 16:55




Reign of Christ / Christ the King – The crucifixion of Christ and the salvation of the world are historical events which can be dated. The four gospel writers give convincingly similar descriptions of the crucifixion, from their own viewpoints; and the classical historians Josephus and Tacitus both mention the crucifixion as a significant public event at the time. As for Pontius Pilate – he is described by Philo and Tacitus as a skilful, ruthless middle-ranked Roman official, and the gospel accounts of what happened when Jesus appeared before him are quite plausible. These things happened. God himself came into our world with all of its unloveliness and frightfulnes – into our world, not into a world of ideas or a Christian fairyland.
John 18: 33-37