Pontius Pilate handed Christ to the Jews to be scourged and crucified. Pilate fell under misfortunes in the reign of Caligula (A.D. 37–41), was exiled to Gaul, and eventually committed suicide there in Vienne.
The Jews, who heard and rejected Christ, were destroyed by Titus and Vespasian (his father) in A.D. 70 (about 40 years after the passion of the Christ) to the number of 1,100,00 – beside those Vespasian slew in the subduing of Galilee.
The vain senate of Rome, after being proposed to have Christ adored as God, rejected Him. Being content to have the emperor reign over them rather than the meek King of Glory, the Son of God, they were scourged and trapped for their unjust refusing. For as they preferred the emperor and rejected Christ, so the just permission of God stirred up their own emperors against them in such sort that the senators themselves were almost destroyed–and the whole city most horribly afflicted for the space of almost 300 years.
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