Jesus is not faithful ??
February 4, 2010 6:56pm CST
How do you explain "Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani? The Bible says For the LORD loves the just, and will not forsake his faithful ones, They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off; [Psalm 37:28] But yet when Jesus Christ (pbuh) was put on the cross according to the Bible. He cried out: And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [Mathew 27:46] And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [Mark 15:34] How can Jesus be forsaken when God does not forsake his faithful ones? Now the Christians have four options to choose from. 1 - The person put on the cross was not really Jesus. 2 - Jesus (pbuh) was not faithful to God. 3 - Jesus (pbuh) lied that God forsook him. 4 - Bible is lying when it says that God does not forsake his beloved ones. What do you think ? http://www.guidetosalvation.com/Website/ask_yourself.htm
9 Feb 10
It seems to me that all your choices have no validity. So then, why did Jesus cry out what he did as recorded at Matthew 27:46? It was foretold in that Jesus, the Messiah, would cry out those words in Psalm 22:1 (King James Version) 1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? So Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies about him so that we could identify and know that he was the foretold Messiah prophesied by Moses. Deuteronomy 18:18 (King James Version) 18I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. Also God had to abandon Jesus, that is, take His protection and spirit away from him so that he could be tested to the limit just like earlier Satan tempted Jesus with different temptations to get Jesus to be disloyal. It may be too that since Jesus was a perfect man conceived through holy spirit, God had to take that spirit away so that Jesus could die. So the prophecies were all fulfilled and then God resurrected Jesus three days later and eventually he went to heaven to be with his Father again. Thank you for raising the question.
• United States
5 Feb 10
Can't see the forest for the trees.Jesus was a man.Sometimes life can hurt. It can sometimes hurt bad enough that all you can see is pain. At this point don't people feel they have been forsaken?? In short....OUCH!!!The translation is OUCH!!! It has nothing to do with God. God has taken care of things ahead of time. We are all eternal.
• United States
5 Feb 10
"The person on the cross was not Jesu." (I'm paraphrasing) In my opinion the person on the "cross" was not "Jesu" in the definition that he was not "G-d made flesh" but a prophet that had learned to wield the power of G-d's name to do miracles. He (Jesu) was just a human, who sought to to good with the power of "The Name." This is supported by his self statement that people should not pray to him but to the Father and other various statements minimizing his proclaimed holiness. Just my opinion, please put your torches and pitch forks away (pointing to respondants)... it's not very friendly. ;D