I’m am watching that new show “Finding Jesus” and I have watched two episodes. Much like other shows about Christianity and Catholicism I watch them and put little stock in the anti-Catholic claims they make.
So in this particular show, about Pilate, which was very well done, I am happy with most everything until they start talking about how the Gospels account of the trial of Jesus are a fictional court account made up by the apostles and the Church because they didn’t want to make the Romans who were converting to Christianity feel bad about Pilate crucifying Jesus, the apostles wanted all the blame to go onto the Jews.
Okay a bunch of non-sense, but what really got me is there is a priest, Father James Martin, a Jesuit, who agrees! He goes along with the others and basically states that it was all because the apostles didn’t want to upset the Roman converts.
Do I believe this, ABSOLUTELY NOT! However, I am struck by the fact that so many people, both Protestant and Catholic, are willing to claim that this part of the Gospels is “made up.”
I really can’t even express my frustration and disbelief right now, because then they go on to say that Pilate’s obvious reluctance to crucify Jesus was not only nothing and fictional, but that Pilate mocked Jesus with the sign “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews” which according to what I have always believed and been taught, it was not Pilate mocking Jesus, it was Pilate making an underhanded cut to the Sanhedrin for forcing him to crucify this man he thought to be innocent.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating for the innocence of Pilate, but the above statements really do need an answer. If we can so easily say that one part of the Gospels is falsified, then what else can we say is a fake? What’s next?
So to get to the point, here is the question, did the apostles make up this part of the Gospels, and did the Holy Spirit allow it to be included into the Holy Bible even though it was not accurate?