Why Did Jesus Cry Out “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me!?” – Evan Milton

I don’t know if any of you have ever read material written by Evan Milton from his cerebralfaith.net/ website but some of his articles are very good and this is one of them.
When Jesus was hanging on the cross and was about to breathe His last breath, He looked up to the sky and cried out “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me!?” (see Matthew 27:45-46). This is a really odd statement for Jesus to make. And I don’t care who you are, if this outcry by Jesus didn’t strike you as odd when you first read it, you probably weren’t paying attention. The reason phrase by Jesus is so odd is because all throughout the gospels, Jesus appears to have an awareness of why He has to be crucified. Jesus said over and over that He had to die, and He said that it was to pay a ransom for many people.

But here, Jesus doesn’t appear to know why He’s in that situation. Was there was a communications breakdown between God and Jesus? Did God The Son misunderstand God The Father’s intent? Did The Father not lend Jesus the support that he expected? What is going on here? Moreover, doesn’t this imply a denial of Jesus’ deity? If He IS God, then how can He have a God?

There are two different ways I think this Bible difficulty can be answered.

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Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!


  1. I truly believe in that very moment Jesus was like one of us (human) that their are times we truly feel that God has abandon us but God has never left us or forsaken us at any time once we accepted His Son as our Lord and Savior. Jesus went through great suffering and God the Father understood the pain as He watch His Son died on the cross however the reason He sacrifice His Son was so that because of our sins we will never be separate from God ever again. I will share this on quietmomentswithgod.com


    • Thank you for sharing the post, sincerely appreciated. I hear what you are saying and the is encompassed within the second possibility the author indicates. I’m thinking that both are applicable and yes I agree, Jesus knows how we feel at times. Blessings to you and yours and thank you again!

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  2. I don’t click on links, but it is a common practice to quote the first line in the bible somewhere so people would know where you are. “The Lord is My shepherd” and people would know. (They did not have chapter numbers or verse numbers. That was put in by a Frenchman) So while we cannot say for sure, most likely what Jesus was doing is, he was saying everyone , everyone.. Listen up. Turn to Psalms 22. that is all.


  3. Psalms 22 other than Isaiah 53 is Proof that God can see into the future and it was his desire to craft that moment of Christs death into history. While one of us might have used that moment to show off, I think Jesus by saying turn to “my God My God, why has though forsaken me” was proof of his ability, it actually was Jesus saying. Look what I am doing, its no accident. Not only am I going to be OK, so are you. I got you. I got myself too. All this going on and wildly out of control, is totally in control, like I planned it and wrote about it 1000 years ago. God has our future figured before we were born. Hes got you.

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