Pontius Pilate Letter of Proof?
Q: Have you heard about the letter written to Emperor Tiberius, by Pontius Pilate? What a wonderful proof that our Lord is Lord. I heard about this on TikToc and was so excited about this great truth. Every web site should be passing this information on. How faith building is this? Wow!
A: Faith building? Yes, I suppose, if you want to use lies and deception as your proof. The problem comes when this letter, reported to have come from Pontius Pilate, as something recently uncovered or found, proving the existence of our Lord and Savior and how Pontius, himself, tried the save Him. All lies, made up by unscrupulous men to shape a narrative for their own purposes -- sometimes that purpose is greed, and using fiction to gain fame, a following and money, is nothing new. For this reason we need to be cautious in our faith, not to deliberately become fools with things the enemy can actually use against the believer. We have enough calling us fools as it is, without helping the enemies of His Holy Body on earth.
This fake Letter makes the rumor mill circuit around this time of year, every year, as it turns out, and is mostly found among the Roman Catholic followers. On the one hand, the scholars of the Roman Church will deny such documents as questionable and maybe even fake, but they never stop their membership from flaunting such exaggerations from being promoted. After all, much of the Catholic Catechism is based on things supposed to be unprovable, outside, that is, the Vatican authority under the absolute authority of the Pope. It idea is this -- if it is something that builds the faith of the simple disciple, then what harm? This reminds me of that old saying, "The ends justifies the means". The problem is the "mean" -- war and the killing of millions to make peace, for example. The only true source that actually has the total and legitimate right to destroy one, or all, in setting things right is our Creator Himself.
This would all be up for discussion and research and a work toward real Faith building if it were not so easy, in this day and age, to find out the truth in this matter. In today's information glut and ability to dig into just about every library source and historical record, the ability to screen out these kinds of documents and their original sources by date, mostly, as not being reliable. Then you have the ability to dig up the actual document, a copy of the full document and read for yourself. This latter act would, in this case, turn up the absurdity of such a simple proof as an actual letter from Pontius Pilate. Of course, according to this letter, Pontius Pilate is completely innocent and on top of that, he witnessed the earth opening up and swallowing up all those rebel Jews. And to top that off, the resurrection of all the past, OLD Testament saints. All in agreement, sort of, with the New Testament account that we already have -- except for the earth opening up and swallowing up those Jews calling for the blood or our Savior. I do not need to write on this as there are lots and lots of reveals, uncovering the truth in this matter. See links below --
Why should this matter? Because, as mentioned, this provides the enemy of YaHshua and His earthly servants, with the ability to prove that we are truly out of our minds. Guilt by association -- another good reason not to run with the crowd and to come out of them.
2Co 6:14 Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?2Co 6:15 What agreement has the Messiah with Belial (the Devil)? Or what portion has a believer with an unbeliever?
(2Co 6:16) What agreement has a temple of the FATHER with idols? For you are a temple of the living the FATHER. Even as the FATHER said, "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their the FATHER, and they will be my people.
(2Co 6:17) Therefore, " 'Come out from among them, and be separate,' says YaHWeH. 'Touch no unclean thing. I will receive you.
We should be mindful of one other fact -- there, apparently, 3 different versions of this supposed letter. The first was found at Liverpool England, or at least, first reported from that location. This supposed letter was then taken into custody by the Roman Church and archived there, even though they initially tagged it as a fake. Never mind all of that, though, if you want to investigate this for yourself, well, here are a few links to get you stated:(Rev 18:4) I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, My people, that you have no participation in her sins, and that you don't receive of her plagues,(Rev 18:5) for her sins have reached to the sky, and the FATHER has remembered her iniquities.
Certainly, we are fools for the Christ, especially if we break away from the world and proclaim and confess YaHshua. But, we should not needlessly bring ridicule on to ourselves and other brothers and sisters by promoting or helping to promote fake documents and sayings, that when uncovered bring use down to something lesser than fools, to ignorant fools, as opposed to fools for the Christ YaHshua. There is one other point, too, that needs to be considered, a prinicple that we have been warned about, from the beginning -- please see this principle in not believing, so quickly, everything you or we or the world might be told --
(Mat 24:26) If therefore they tell you, 'Behold, he is in the wilderness,' don't go out; 'Behold, he is in the inner chambers,' don't believe it.
The NIV, I believe, says it best:
(2Pe 2:1) But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
(2Pe 2:2) Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.(2Pe 2:3) In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. NIV (Stories they made up, In other words, fiction)