What Were Jesus' Last Words?
John Get Jesus' Last Words Wrong?
the last words of Jesus while on the cross, Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 quote
Jesus as crying with a loud voice, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken
me? Luke 23:46 gives his final words as, Father, into thy hands I
commend my spirit. John 19:30 alleges the last words were, It is finished.
About the ninth hour Jesus cried
out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is,
My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? And some of those who were
standing there, when they heard it, began saying, This man is calling for
Elijah. Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with
sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink. But the rest of them said,
Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him. And Jesus cried
out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
the humanist who wrote this question did not read past verse 46. In verse
50, the last sentence above, it states that "Jesus
cried out again." So "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me."
were not his last words. He cried out something else after taking a drink of sour
they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it
up to His mouth. Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It
is finished! And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
Jesus said, "It is finished!" what did that mean? It did not mean
he had died.
"It is finished!" means that Jesus' mission was accomplished.This
was a shout of triumph! God's holy wrath against sin had been satisfied. Every
prophecy had been fulfilled. Satan was defeated and rendered powerless. The work
of redemption had been accomplished. Everything that was needed was done, and
nothing could be added to it. It was finished!
But Jesus had not yet died.
Next He bows His head, and John does not say whether He says anything after that
Jesus will voluntarily give up His life at the moment He chooses.
And that moment had not yet come.
this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take
it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative.
I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This
commandment I received from My Father.
Luke is the one who
records Jesus' final words. His mission accomplished, Jesus can now lay down His
life so that He can demonstrate there is life after death. While His mission of
redemption has been accomplished, He still needs to die so that three days later
He can demonstrate that eternal life is real.
Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, Father, into Your hands I commit
My spirit. Having said this, He breathed His last.
those last words, Jesus lays down His life so He can take it up again.
did we find out here? There is no contradiction.