“And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.”–Luke 23:2–4
Dr. W. A. Criswell began his ministry in a small town in Oklahoma. He would often preach on Saturdays to the crowds gathered at the farmer’s market or at the courthouse. One day as he preached, Criswell asked the people why they were not attending church. He later said, “That was a rhetorical, question, and then I added, ‘If you can give any good reason why you separate yourself from the people of God and why you don’t go to church, come up here and tell us why don’t you go.’” To his shock, person after person began to line up and pour out their complaints about what they had experienced in churches.
Criswell said that he went home weeping. He was filled with sorrow at what he had witnessed. Then He said that as he thought about it and prayed, he realized something important. “They had much to say against the preacher, much to say against the deacon, much to say against the church, much to say against the people, but I happened finally to realize not one, not one in all of that throng, not one ever said a word against the Lord Jesus Christ—I find in Him no fault at all.”
We have a perfect Saviour. Only a sinless, spotless Lamb could be the sacrifice for the sins of the world, for otherwise Jesus would have had to pay for His own sins rather than ours. No matter how He is examined, no one ever finds fault with Jesus.