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Did He forsake Him?


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Contact:Carol Winston
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Did God actually forsake Jesus on the cross? Many would answer yes and then try to explain their answer. I personally don’t see this in the same way. I do not believe God had forsaken Jesus. I’ll try to share my thoughts with you on this. [All verses come from a KJV Bible].


1. What words did Jesus use while on the cross? My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? I would like to ask a question. How many times, in scripture, did Jesus refer to His Father as God? I don’t know for sure but He usually referred to Him (God) as Father. I believe that to be one of the first clues.


2. How can God forsake Himself? Jesus was God in the flesh; see Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-14.


3. Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? (Psalm 22 gives an exact account of the crucifixion; please read it entirely and then read the accounts in the Gospels to include Isaiah 53 in O.T. I believe Jesus was pointing us towards this through His words on the cross; He was still teaching us while dying)!


4. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.



5. Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.


Based on the above two verses plus many others, I just can’t understand why some believe Jesus was forsaken by God; I just can’t understand that, it seems to be a contradiction to me. Again, how can God forsake Himself? Plus, if someone says God forsook Himself, he is calling God a liar. Wrong thing to do my friend! God cannot lie or go back on His word; see the following verses:


Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?


1 Kings 8:56 Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.


Psalm 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.


Isaiah 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:


Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. [Do you need to know any more than this? Read the next verse also].


John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth [This is Jesus speaking].


Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;


Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:


John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. [Again, this is Jesus speaking. Who is the father of lying]?

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