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The Dumbest Order in History
By Pastor Jon Haakana

I've got to confess; sometimes the Bible actually makes me laugh. This past weekend, reading the Easter Story, it happened again. They're about to bury Jesus in a borrowed tomb. Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, issues this command to his soldiers: "Make it as secure as you know how." (Matt 27:65)

This has to be - at least in retrospect - the dumbest order in history. "Use a really big rock, guys. Put on a really strong seal. Post some really intimidating guards." Sure, Pilate was probably concerned about keeping meddlers out. Sorry, Governor, but that's not your problem. Your problem is keeping Jesus in! That is Mission Impossible! No man, no plan, no empire can stand in the way of Jesus. The stone? Rolled away. The seal? Easily broken. The soldiers? Here's what the Bible says, "So afraid...that they shook and became like dead men." (Matt 28:4)
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