Heidelberg 38

Q & A 38

Q. Why did he suffer
“under Pontius Pilate” as judge?

A. So that he,
though innocent,
might be condemned by a civil judge,^1
and so free us from the severe judgment of God
that was to fall on us.^2

^1 Luke 23:13-24; John 19:4, 12-16
^2 Isa. 53:4-5; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13

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