Compromise


cchrisholland

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In first century Palestine, there were many political alliances and authorities. One of those was a powerful court called the Sanhedrin Council. John refers to the Council this way:

“…many believed in [Jesus], but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” – John 12:42-43 NKJV

Notice the important detail at the beginning, “many believed” but compromised for fear of losing praise and privilege. Later however, within that same hyper-political environment,Lukementionsthis happening after the crucifixion:

“There was a good and righteous man named Joseph, a member of the Sanhedrin, who had not agreed to their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God. He approached Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body…

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