Did Jesus Go To Trial?

Q. Someone who referred me to your website told me he doesn’t believe that Jesus actually went through a trial. Is that what you believe?

A. The night He was arrested, Jesus was tried by the Sanhedrin (Jewish religious court) in Matt. 26:57-67, by King Herod (Jewish secular court) in Luke 23:8-12, and by the Roman court of Pontius Pilate in Matt. 27:11-26. None of these trials was legal in the sense that Jesus was denied due process, He was convicted without the confirming testimony of two credible witnesses, and Pilate allowed the spectators to override his judgment and gave them the guilty verdict they demanded even though he didn’t believe it was warranted.

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