Paul Murray’s newly released “The Failure of Death” delves into two pivotal events surrounding the death of Christ and their significance in personal devotion

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“The Failure of Death: Series - Meet Messiah: A Simple Man’s Commentary on John Part 4, Chapters 18-21” from Christian Faith Publishing author Paul Murray is an engaging narrative that tackles two major circumstances revolving the death of Christ that impact faith and spirituality.

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“The Failure of Death: Series - Meet Messiah: A Simple Man’s Commentary on John Part 4, Chapters 18-21”: a moving opus on the lying of Peter and the impartiality of the Pilate—two significant happenings that define the death of Christ and how these show the true meaning of devotion to God. “The Failure of Death: Series - Meet Messiah: A Simple Man’s Commentary on John Part 4, Chapters 18-21” is the creation of published author Paul Murray, a loving husband, Christian, and teaching pastor of Redlands Bible Church, Inland Community Bible Church, and Valley Bible Church.

Murray shares, “In ‘The Failure of Death,’ John records the greatest conflict planet earth has ever experienced. It is not a conflict between nations or peoples nor a conflict involving military weapons. It is a conflict for the hearts and souls of all men everywhere. It is a conflict in the spiritual dimension of reality that has raged on since the beginning of time, a conflict between good and evil, right and wrong.

“The Jewish leadership had grown to hate Jesus. Several times they had tried, unsuccessfully, to put a stop to his influence over men. The prophetic words of Caiaphas the high priest had finally come to fruition: ‘It is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish.’

“Jesus had finally been arrested, ‘tried,’ and crucified to appease the will of the Jewish leadership. Victory had finally been achieved in stopping the madness of The Way. The head of the snake had been cut off.

“John focuses our attention around two major players as the events of Jesus’s crucifixion unfold: Peter and Pilate. With Peter, a clear contrast is drawn between One suffering and dying and the other lying and denying. Pilate’s struggle, who is caught up in the tangled web of the Jews, is expressed in the profound question ‘what is truth?’ Yet Pilate turns and walks away before the One who is ‘the truth’ has a chance to respond.

“Neither Peter or Pilate nor anyone expected that the One who had been crucified and buried would raise from the dead. The failure of death rocked the world in the first century and it continues to rock our world today. John concludes his gospel with the redemption of the lying denier. Pilate, on the other hand, is left on the trash pile of history.

“As you read, you will be caught up in the trauma and emotions of the events that unfold. Will the failure of death be your final reward? Like Peter and Pilate, you also have a choice!”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Paul Murray’s new book is a potent reminder for Christians to reinforce their understanding of God’s Word and discern the monumental sacrifice of Christ in His death.

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For additional information or inquiries about “The Failure of Death: Series - Meet Messiah: A Simple Man’s Commentary on John Part 4, Chapters 18-21,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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