Let's open the Word of God to the twenty-third chapter of the gospel of Luke, Luke chapter 23. In our study of this wonderful gospel, we come now to the very brief account of the actual death of Jesus Christ. It is found in verses 44 through 46. Let me read it to you.
"And it was now about the sixth hour and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. The sun being obscured and the veil of the temple was torn in two and Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, 'Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit.' And having said this, He breathed His last."
Up to now in the account of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, you might think that He is a mere victim of human injustice and cruelty. In the mockery of the sequence of trials, both Jewish and Roman, to which He was subjected, there is repeated declaration of His innocence. And yet He is condemned to die....