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My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

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Sermon shared by Eric Bland

April 2003
Summary: The fourth of the seven last words of Christ on the cross.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
Matthew 27:46, ?Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me??

This scripture really made me think. It made me think because of the statement mentioned by Christ Himself about the Father. And it is an interesting statement because if you think about Jesus says to the Father why have thou forsaken me.

That?s strange to me because wasn?t it God that said He would never leave us nor forsake us? If God said that He would never leave us nor forsake us would it be different for Jesus? Or maybe just maybe we as a people have yet to truly understand the significance behind Christ crying out to the Father My God my God why hast thou forsaken me. I have a few questions that I would like to ask:

What is Gods response to sin?
What is mans reaction to sin?
And I believe when we understand and respond to those two questions then we will see that Christ rescued us from sin.

Gods response to sin. God hates sin to the very fullest extent. The Bible tells us that God is so Holy that He can not even look upon sin and because He is so holy, God must show people that He is unpleased with it. I want to take a walk through certain parts of the Bible and sight for you where God has dealt with sin, past tense, and how He will deal with sin, future tense.

And we can take a look from the very beginning of time, the Garden of Eden. In the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3), Adam and Eve sinned, Genesis 3:23 God banished both of them from the Garden. God dealt with the sin.

Genesis 6:5 tells us that mans wickedness was so horrible that He had to flood the Earth wiping everything away except eight people, seven pair of clean animals, two pair of unclean animals, and seven pair of every kind of bird. God dealt with sin.

Or how about the well known cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Sodom, a place that was so evil God told Abraham that if he could find just ten righteous He would spare the whole city. Genesis 19:24 reveals to us that the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah. And what you have to realize is the fact that God wiped out everything, not just a couple of buildings or a house or two, but instead He wiped out everything. Every person every animal every building, plant, and tree. God dealt with sin.

When the Bible gives an account as to what Abraham saw, it says that he saw dense smoke rising from the land. Or how about Gods response to sin in the future of all mankind.

When, in the book of Revelation where God opens the Lambs book of Life. If your name is not found you will be cast into the lake of fire, and this is known as the second death. These are just a few examples of how God did deal with sin and how He will deal with sin. God will and has judged, forsaken, and punished in response to mans sin. But we know through the Bible that Gods response to sin has led to mans reaction to sin.

Man does indeed understand sin. Man is not ignorant when it comes
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