ReginaM. says...<quoted text>
Christ poured out His love for us on the Cross. He did not keep it to Himself or just between Him and the Father, it was not isolated.
Question: Do Jesus' words from the cross "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" mean that God the Father abandoned his Son even though, as God, he could have helped him?
Answer: If someone were to say, "I pledge allegiance to the flag" or "Our Father who art in heaven," most people could either finish the quotation or prayer or at least understand the ideas being expressed. That is because certain quotations in our culture, whether secular or religious, are known and even memorized because of their importance.
This was true of the psalms in Jesus time. He needed only to say the first line, and most Jews would have known the rest, or at least the message.
Jesus was quoting Psalm 22, a messianic psalm that vividly describes the agony the suffering servant would endure.
By quoting this psalm, Jesus shows that he is the fulfillment of that prophecy and that he will be vindicated, which is evident in the psalms triumphant ending.
Keep asking questions, that's the only way you'll learn. Happy to help.
.....Christ poured out His love for us on the Cross.
Michael says.....According to the scriptures a handful of people on the scene determined this Jewish mans fate. Right?
Scriptures state this small crowd were given a choice. Jesus or Barabas? Right? What would have happened if they screamed Barabas instead of Jesus? What would have happened if Jesus was out of town that day?
.....Remember a small group of people, not humanity decided his death. Your scriptures state this.
All what I state is right in your scriptures....