I'm Ron Moore with the Bible Minute.
The night Jesus was betrayed, He was arrested. The disciples wanted to fight back, but Jesus stopped them. And His response in Matthew 26:53-54 is instructive. Here's what He said:
"Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?"
Jesus was not a victim. Jesus went to the cross on His own and He went to the cross for a purpose. The penalty of sin is death and Jesus took the punishment on our behalf. He bore our sins in His body on the cross. He died so we could live.
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