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It is an amazing fact that the first half of the gospel of John speaks to us about Christ’s ministry on this earth. While the other half speaks to us about the week of His crucifixion. This leads us to understand that the fundamental reason for which Christ came was to be crucified. This case applies to the other three gospels as well.
The witness of Joseph of Arimathaea:
When Joseph of Arimathaea asked for the body of Jesus from Pontius Pilate, and it was given to him (Mark 15:42-46), Joseph was aware that it indeed was the body of Jesus which he himself had taken from the cross.