Posted by: thaishin | January 13, 2017

Did God forgive that act?

Passage to be considered:

1 Corinthians 2

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  -kjv

Question from moody radio listener on 31 December 2016:

When Jesus was on the cross and those that were doing him in, Jesus prayed to God the Father, “Father forgive them”. Did God the Father forgive and answered Jesus’s prayer?

Answer from Dr Michael Rydelnik:

Yes, I do believe when Jesus said “Father forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing”, he was referring to what Paul refers to in 1 Corinthians 2 where he said had they known they wouldn’t have crucified the God of glory. So often when people think of the people involved in the crucifixion, whether it was Pilate or Herod or the Jewish crowd or the Sanhedrin or the roman soldiers  that they were knowledgeable, that they knew what they were doing, they didn’t. They were acting in ignorance, that’s what Peter says when he says brethen you acted in ignorance, so I believe God forgave that act. I am not saying they all became believers or they were forgiven all their sins but because of Jesus’s intercession, God forgave that act when they crucified him, that’s because the Father always listens to the Son.

 

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