Before he was denied by Peter three times on the trial, Jesus was denied by his Father three times in Gethsemane. Go figure.


4 thoughts on “Gethsemane

  1. Smoodock

    Why would you believe the Father denied His Son three times in Gethsemane? Do you know what Jesus was praying for? Jesus claimed in John 11 that his Father ALWAYS hears him. Why do you think he didn’t hear him in Gethsemane?

    1. septian Post author

      Hi Smoodock, the post was supposed to be taken with a pinch of salt. Jesus prayed three times asking his Father to let the cup pass from him and yet three times as well the answer was ‘no.’ I saw the story fit to be paired with how Peter said ‘no’ three times to those asking him whether he was with Jesus. The literary structure supported the pairing since the two stories was sandwiched with the arrest of Jesus.

  2. Smoodock

    Hey Septian,
    I read a little about your studies, I hope all continues to go well. Concerning Gethsemane, we probably differ here, but that’s ok. I don’t see a problem between Father and Son. Once we reject the idea that Jesus was looking for an “out” as it pertains to his crucifixion, we are free to look elsewhere for the reason for his prayer. He was looking for an answer through the three disciples, but they slept. I see him beginning to bear our sins sometime between the upper room and his arrival at Gethsemane. In the upper room he was singing hymns, but by the time he arrived on Mt. Olivet, he was deeply depressed. If sin separates us from fellowship from the Father, Jesus no longer would have that clear fellowship, and this is what depressed him, and hence the reason for his prayer. God finally answered through the angel. Once Jesus knew through his experience and not just mentally that his relationship with the father was not broken, he gained strength to face what was before him. Most folks think Jesus was looking for an “out” but I don’t, but hey you have an outstanding day. Blessings for your studies.

    1. septian Post author

      Hi Smoodock,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes I guess we differ on this point. I still do think that Jesus really struggled with his vocation when he prayed. Not simply asking for an “out”, though, but clearly he struggled.


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