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Throughout the Bible we see that God uses not only people, but circumstance and even Nature to affect his plans. When God uses people to fulfill his needs, God uses that person's natural tendencies to do his will. God does not change a person to fit the situation; he changes the situation to fit the persons natural tendencies. Take the following Scriptures ...


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Yes Pilate carried out God's plans but his actions were still sinful. In Acts 2:23 Peter explained that the crucifixion was God's plan carried out by the Jewish and Gentile leaders: But God knew what would happen, and his prearranged plan was carried out when Jesus was betrayed. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him. ...


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It's important to remember that just a few days earlier, Jesus had warned his disciples: Matthew 18: 7: Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Yes, having Jesus be betrayed and killed was part of the plan, but that does not mean that the specific persons who ...


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We don't yet know. Even if God used Pilate as an instrument in his plan of salvation, we don't know enough details about the rest of Pilate's life. Whatever else he might have done or not done, if he truly repented before his death, he would have gone to heaven; if he did not repent, he would not have.



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