Harry McCall hates Jesus. It is the only explanation for why he would so completely lie about who Jesus is.
While apologists argue that Jesus was God incarnate; now these same Christian apologists must argue that Jesus and God are not one as God had to abandoned Jesus during the Passion in order explain why Jesus is now a faithless coward!
People who argue that God had to abandon Jesus while he was on the Cross during the passion do not understand the Deity of Jesus Christ or what Psalm 22 means. When Jesus quoted the beginning of Psalm 22, he was pointing to the whole Psalm which clearly shows that God did not abandon the one who was speaking although he suffered. Jesus is the second person of the Trinity. He was never not God. God cannot abandon God.
So why was Jesus such a scared coward when we consider the noble death of Socrates? Why was Jesus such a coward in the face of death compared to the death of Stephan in Acts 7: 54 – 60 or any of the future Christian martyrs (Both those discussed by Eusebius or in Foxes Book of Martyrs)? Why was Jesus such a coward not facing death eagerly as we find with other Jews in both Joeseph and in the Books of Maccabees?
I am amazed how McCall fails to really discuss what Jesus said as he was communing with the Father in the Garden.
Despite the ploy of apologetic theology, the Gospels have given the Christian world a whining and crying cowardly Jesus whose final words on the cross was to blame God for all his cowardly problems in dealing with death.
Whining and crying? McCall has no idea or understanding just how bad crucify really was.
In the final analysis, the Bible present us - not with a Jesus whose mental state and actions would have won him aCongressional Metal of Honor, but a cowardly Jesus. A Jesus (despite all his recorded supernatural powers and preaching to everyone on God’s never ending faith) who would likely have been shot for desertion!
Yes, "desertion", let us reflect on that. Jesus did not run when they came to arrest Him. He let them take him. If He was such a coward, why did He take the time to heal the man who's ear Peter cut off? Let's look at what Jesus fully said to the Father.
42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”- Matthew 14:42
Gee, I wonder why McCall didn't even bother to quote the whole verse! He either is lying on Jesus or he is incompetent. Take you pick.
Further, Jesus not only did not run away, he made no attempt to hide Himself.
45 Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!” - Matthew 14:45,46
Coward? Not even close.I sure hope McCall will gain the courage to be honest about what Scripture really says.
Debunking Christianity: Jesus Was A Coward When Facing Death