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He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. Matthew 27:42


The Witness of Salvation

Written by Michael Herbert


There Jesus was, suspended between Heaven and Hell. Between God’s wrath and unregenerate mankind. There Jesus was hanging as the ignorant crowd looked on hurling insult after insult. Although the crowds did not understand the purpose of the cross in their remarks, yet they were condemning themselves by their own remarks. How so, you may ask? Our verse he saved others. The unsaved world looked on and pointed out that Jesus was in the saving business. They too could have known the saving power of Jesus by their own remarks but failed to cross the religious barriers that would have lead them to freedom. As Jesus hung on the cross the crowd spoke prophetically by starting he saved others. Philippines 2:10 states That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; There will be those who will bow the knee in our generation and declare Jesus saved others. The witness of friends, family, and others who testify of this truth, but as for themselves, they will be like the crowd who knew the answer but failed to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior.