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Pilate releases Him to be crucified
13 And Pilate, having called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people,
AC 1573:8. The Lord had no evil that was actual, or His own, as He also says in John: Which of you convicted Me of sin? (John 8:46).
AC 3400. That “guilt” means blame or imputation of sin and of transgression against good and truth becomes clear from those places in the Word where “guilt” is mentioned and also described, as in Isaiah,
Jehovah was willing to bruise Him and make Him imperfect. If Thou makest His soul [full of] guilt, He will see His seed, He will prolong His days, and the will of Jehovah will prosper by His hand. Isa. 53:10.
This refers to the Lord. “Making His soul [full of] guilt” is sin imputed to Him and so for blame laid on Him by those who hated Him. Not that He drew any sin at all to Himself, to bear it away….
AC 3400:2. “Guilt” accordingly stands for all sin that remains. The separation of it by means of good from the Lord is redemption….
AC 9069. …To see and to understand that a thing is evil, and still to do it, makes a man guilty, as the Lord teaches in John:
The Pharisees said, Are we also blind? Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would not have sin; but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains (John 9:40, 41).
DP 294:4. Since, then, man is not willing to know that he is led to think by others, but wishes to think from himself, and believes that he does so, it follows that he is blamable; nor can he rid himself of blame so long as he loves to think what he is thinking. But as soon as he ceases to love this, he releases himself from this bond to others. This takes place when he knows that a thing is evil, and wishes in consequence to shun it and refrain from it. And then he is taken away by the Lord from the society that is in that evil, and is transferred to a society that is not in that evil. But if he knows that evil and does not shun it, the blame is imputed to him and he becomes guilty of that evil. Anything, therefore, that a man believes that he does from himself is said to be done from him, and not from the Lord.
AR 224:10e. Everyone incurs guilt who believes that he acts from himself, whether it is good, or whether it is evil. But he does not incur guilt who believes that he acts as from himself.
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