Was it considered a sin when Jesus asked God why he had forsaken him?


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Mini Kenneth Heck
Many of the Psalms do have a recognizable prophetic aspect. Jesus cried out with these words to confirm the prophetic fulfillment of Psalm 22 and confirm His identity as the Son of God and Messiah for those who had the ears to hear. Even today the significance of the mystery of the Crucifixion isn't totally comprehended. 

As a divine sacrifice He could not have had the Holy Spirit without measure
as before, since it wasn't the Holy Spirit that was being sacrificed. The Holy Spirit, I believe, was temporarily withdrawn during His prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane while the disciples slept and He experienced the seeming sweat like "drops of blood" (Luke 22:44). So there truly was a temporary vseparation between Christ and Father and Holy Spirit after His prayer and subsequent arrest by the authorities, fulfilling the Psalm.

April 21 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Ted Beaton Sr. Network Engineer
The simple immediate answer is that it could not be construed as sin on Jesus part because then He would no longer have been the perfect sinless sacrifice that was needed. That said, Christ did take on all the sins of the world both past, present and future, so while it wasn't His sin, He was filled with the sin of everyone else. God's holy nature can have NO part of sin, so in that instance where the sins of the world settled on Christ, God and His Holy Spirit had to separate from Him. So while Jesus was fulfilling the prophecy of Psalm 22, I'm sure He was also feeling an intensely painful void where God who was so intricately bound to Jesus nature used to be. He knew why God forsook Him but He also knew that it was temporary and He would be completely reunited with God again soon.

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Data Bruce Lyon Elder: Restoration Fellowship Assembly
Was it considered a sin when Jesus asked God why he had forsaken him?

The answer is clear when you read the rest of the Psalm that Jesus was quoting. 

Psalm 22:1: My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? {Aijeleth … : or, the hind of the morning } {helping … : Heb. My salvation }
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but You hear not; and in the night season, and am not silent. {am … : Heb. There is no silence to me }
3 But You aet holy, O You that inhabit the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in You: they trusted, and You didst deliver them.
5 They cried unto You, and were delivered: they trusted in You, and were not confounded.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, {shoot … : Heb. Open }
8 He trusted on Yehovah that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. {He trusted … : Heb. He rolled himself on } {seeing … : or, if he delight in }
9 But You are He that took me out of the womb: You did make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts. {didst … : or, kept me in safety }
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: You are my God from my mother’s belly.
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. {none … : Heb. Not a helper }
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. {gaped … : Heb. Opened their mouths against me }
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. {out of … : or, sundered }

This is one of the most beautiful prayers in all of scripture.... He knew His God heard his prayer but also knew he had to continue on as a sacrificial sin offering in order that all humanity could be reconciled to his God and that he was filling up to the full all the requirements of the Torah carrying out all that had been written that needed to come to pass to the glory of his God.

April 21 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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