What are your core beliefs?
In New Testament times there were many political alliances and authorities. One of those was a powerful court called the Sanhedrin Council. John refers to the Council this way:
“…many believed in [Jesus], but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” – John 12:42-43
We see that several had convictions, but were afraid to express them for fear of losing influence. However, in that same hyper-political environment we learn a little more about one of them. Consider what happened after the crucifixion:
“There was a good and righteous man named Joseph, a member of the Sanhedrin, who had not agreed to their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God. He…
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