Pilate was trying to determine Jesus’ transgression that had brought Him under his scrutiny.
Jesus refuted not His kingship, but His threat to Rome, stating “My kingdom is not here.”
He then stated His purpose was to “testify to the truth.”
This fact in itself was a threat, however – as truth is often manipulated by those seeking power for themselves.
The truth is God’s love for us and His desire that we should be with Him forever, and that we should live accordingly.
Do you speak the truth… despite the pressure to speak what society desires?