Cross, Messiah

Jesus & the Centurion

In Mark’s gospel, only at his death did a Roman centurion who was present at his execution recognize who Jesus was – Mark 10:45

In Mark, all men prove incapable of recognizing who Jesus is, even his closest disciples. The only exceptions are John the Baptist and the Roman centurion at Golgotha, the very man in charge of the execution squad. Mark has threaded this theme throughout his gospel to make the point – The Messiah cannot be understood apart from his death on a Roman cross.

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