Mark 15:1, "And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate."
On November 29, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission. The commission was established one week after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas to investigate the assassination. Headed by Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, the commission spent ten months gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to determine whether or not a conspiracy was involved in the murder of the President. When the Warren Commission Report was released, it concluded that there was no conspiracy and the Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone. The report also concluded that Jack Ruby, who murdered Oswald had had no prior contact with him.
What if a commission had been established to investigate the death of the Lord Jesus? What would their finding have been? There is no question that findings of a conspiracy to put Him to death would have been included in the report for several groups, religious and political, conspired together in His death. Pilate, after the crucifixion, wrote in a letter, "Then the chief priests, moved with envy against Him, seized Him and delivered Him to me, and telling me one lie after another, they said that He was a wizard and did contrary to their law." Was there a conspiracy? Yes, without a doubt, but then we must remember that behind it all was the eternal plan of God that was in action. Today, give thanks that the death of Jesus was more than a conspiracy but a loving Heavenly Father who was providing the way that all men might be saved.
Lead Pastor @Genesee Road Church of God.