For many years I taught the seven sayings of the cross and when I came to the words of Jesus, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” I used the text as evidence that the Father had turned His back on His own Son when Jesus was on the cross. “The Bible is clear that God cannot look upon sin!” I would boldly proclaim. It seemed reasonable to me that God turned away from Jesus. After all, isn’t that what Jesus said?
The answer is, “No, that is not what He said. That is what He asked. There’s a big difference between making an assertion and asking a question.” Continue reading