Did Jesus Ask God to Forgive Those Who Killed Him?

When Jesus hung on the cross he said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing” (Lk 23.34 NRSV). Nearly all Christians have believed that Jesus herein was asking God to forgive everyone involved in his condemnation and execution, thus regardless of any admission of guilt, and some would add Judas in his betrayal of Jesus.According to the four New Testament gospels, these words of Jesus are the first of seven brief sayings he made while hanging on the cross. This par … [Read more...]


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