Why Does Jesus ask God - "Why Have Your forsaken Me?" Michael Heiser


Video from Houseform Apologetics


And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)


God will never forsake us is because His Son was forsaken in our place. When Jesus Christ went to the cross, He did not deserve to die. Christ wasn’t guilty of any crime in the eyes of the law, nor had He committed any sins in the eyes of God. He was God in human flesh, He was without sin of any kind. But on the cross, something happened that is beyond our understanding: All our sins were placed on Him. He became guilty in God’s eyes of every sin the human race had ever committed. He was sinless, but He allowed all our sins to be transferred to Him. The Bible says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us” (2 Corinthians 5:21). And in that terrible unimaginable moment Jesus fell under the judgment of God, not because of His own sins, but because of ours. That is why He cried out as He died, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34). He took the judgment we deserved because He loves us.