Yes you can tell it is getting closer to Easter just by the Television schedule.
Who Framed Jesus?
For two thousand years, blame for the murder of Jesus has rested squarely on the shoulders of Judas Iscariot and the Jewish High Priest. This gritty crime thriller exposes all-new suspects and asks whether we have condemned the wrong men?
Ah yes the Discovery Channel a bastion of Christian orthodoxy which like the History Channel usually has some nice bit to challenge Christians during Easter.
But the question “Who framed Jesus?” is a valid one. Though it has a simple answer. As a sinner I framed Jesus. In fact all of us can stand up with a Spartacus moment and say “I framed Jesus.” He died for our sins and I guess to provide programming for the Discovery Channel.
On the other hand when it comes down to it, nobody framed Jesus. Jesus was persecuted because he was the Messiah. While some bore false witness against him in the trial the real charge that he claimed to be the Messiah and the Son of God was indeed true. Jesus’ answer to the High Priest affirmed this, and the High Priest subsequently tore his robes in response. Indeed he was guilty of being the Messiah and in no way framed. People used political manipulation to have Jesus tried – but the main charge was indeed true.
I hope in this version that Jesus is being tracked down by Romans and Pharisees that appear as cartoon weasels and that Satan is played by Christopher Lloyd.
For two thousand years, blame for the murder of Jesus has rested squarely on the shoulders of Judas Iscariot and the Jewish High Priest
Sounds like an episode of “Matlock” to me. 🙂
I love the Discovery channel but from Lent to Easter Sunday I frequently have to avoid it because they come up with this same kind of crap year after year. Someone there really has issues with Christians.