Unformatted text preview: exactly important, or the main point. I am just personally curious because I find that stuff fascinating. My question concerns the last moments of Jesus’ life. He cries out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” I don’t know if forsaken had a different meaning back then, but I have always thought it meant abandoned or deserted. This seems like an odd thing for him to say. Did God really forsake him? I’d think that of all people, it would be Jesus who knew God would never forsake him, and that he will live on, just in the spiritual realm. Plus, it doesn’t exactly give his followers a hopeful view of things. It makes me think that if God could even abandon Jesus, he would have no problem abandoning me. I would have liked to hear something more uplifting as Jesus’ last words. Perhaps something like, “Now I leave this Earth to sit by my father in Heaven.”...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.
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