Of all the questions in the Bible, one of the most significant is the one Pilate asked the multitude in Matthew 27:22. As our Lord stood before the governor and was questioned, Pilate found Him to be innocent of any political or military threat to the Romans. He then asked the question, “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?”
After one has learned the truth about Christ, one can never be the same again (John 15:21-22). One is either better by obeying or worse by rejecting the knowledge of Jesus (John 9:39-41). On a spiritual plane, this question means a great deal to each one of us. Whether you want to or not, you have got to answer this question some time in your life. I cannot answer the question for you, nor can any of your friends, loved ones, etc. answer it for you. Paul said in Romans 6:17, “But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.” You must answer the question because it is you that must obey from the heart!
Now, you must answer very carefully, because this is not a trivial matter. It is a matter of the greatest importance because it deals with eternal life (John 14:6; Ephesians 1:3, 7; 2 Timothy 1:8-10). Over the next several weeks, this article will consider how some different people in the New Testament answered this question and together we will see if our answers are the same.