Original Posting At http://godlifechurch.me/2016/03/06/lent-4-jesus-is-whipped/
Plenty of Christians and people of faith throughout the aeons have known torture, dismemberment, and all kinds and manner of violence verbal and physical.
In our day, our time, where perhaps we should expect to be more enlightened. We find that this behaviour continues, and those that could act justly, do not, and become bystanders to the horror hate inflicts upon humanity. Shouting in their own words like the Pharisees did to Jesus crucify, crucify, crucify. Or worse still stand in silence watching it unfold, like some scene from a horror movie.
Then Pilate had Jesus taken and whipped. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and dressed him in a purple robe. Over and over they went up to him and said, “Greetings, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face. Pilate came out of the palace again and said to the Jewish leaders, “Look! I’m bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no grounds for a charge against him.” When Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here’s the man.” When the chief priests and their deputies saw him, they shouted out, “Crucify, crucify!”- John 19:1-6