Bishop David asks Filipino voters: Will your vote for Jesus or for Barabbas?

  MANILA, Philippines --- On Good Friday, Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David asked Filipinos who will vote in the May polls: Will your vote be for Jesus or for Barabbas? In a Facebook post, Bishop recalled the trial of Jesus Christ, which was presided over by Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judaea. According to the New Testament, Barabbas, who was described in Matthew 27:16 as a "notorious prisoner," was voted by the mob to be released instead of Jesus Christ. "Pontius Pilate gave them a chance to vote. It was a choice between Jesus and Barabbas. They elected Barabbas, and had Jesus crucified," David wrote. "Will you vote in May be for Jesus or for Barabbas?" ...

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