Did God Really Forsake Christ?

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Hi M____,

Thanks for sending this along.

I am glad you were able to speak some comforting words to this man concerning his son who is, no doubt, in great pain and anxiety.

I think you know that I make no claims of being a Greek or Hebrew scholar. What I do claim to do is to try the spirits (read: doctrines) against “the sum of God’s Word”, and the sum of God’s Word tells me that God does turn His back on all flesh and blood and does not allow it into His kingdom. That is why He sent Christ to this earth in the first place. The Father sent His Son to die and to relinquish His dying body of “sinful flesh and blood.”

Rom 8:3  For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

If there is something specific about the translation which I need to know, please let me know. But I have looked at this in Strong’s and in the Emphatic Diaglott and it seems to be exactly what God is telling us about all flesh and blood:

1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

It can be translated ‘deserted, abandoned, turned away, forsaken,’ etc., but it is all saying the same thing: God will turn His back on flesh and blood, and it will have no part in the spiritual kingdom of God, other than to serve as the channel for getting us to that kingdom.

2Co 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

I hope this helps you to see the doomed condition of all flesh and blood; even the flesh and blood of Christ:

2Co 5:16  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

Your brother in Christ,

Mike

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