A Certain Jesus

A Certain Jesus

The Roman ruler Festus, having listened to Paul defend himself against Jewish accusations, is able to give a amazing summary of the gospel: Jesus has died and Paul affirms him to be alive. In this statement we see the simplicity and power of God’s salvation – a salvation that is not dependent on the strength of our faith but the finished work of Jesus. Festus reminds us, however, that knowledge alone is not enough. True faith couples knowledge with assent and trust.