Is God Afraid of Us?
Some Christians indirectly claim that God is full of fear, and is horrified of pain and death. These are the Christians who claim Jesus is God. Here we will list the verses in the current Gospel where Jesus focused on saving himself first;
“Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.” (John 8:59)
“While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.” (John 12:36-37)
“And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.” (Mark 7:24)
Jesus afraid people may discover him says;
“He [Jesus] said unto them [the disciples], But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. And he straightly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing.” (Luke 9:20 and 21)
The True God of Abraham has unlimited power to destroy the enemy, yet Jesus knows he is not God, so he asks his companions to buy weapons;
“But now,” he said, “take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your clothes and buy one! ” (Luke 22:36)
Would the True God need armed body guards ?
Jesus even hid from his own disciples;
when Jesus was asked to go to Jerusalem, Jesus told them that he would not be going, but then he later went secretly to Jerusalem by himself ( John 7:2-10 ). (Note: the words “not yet” which appear in some versions at John 7:8 are an editorial “emendation” to the original text.)
From child-hood Jesus hid over 10 years in Egypt to avoid death;
“Now when they were departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I tell thee: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.” (Matthew 2:13)
now a unblemished lamb (which Jesus was assumed to be) is supposed to be sacrificed at the age of one in order to fulfill scripture (Exodus 12:5-7) though we see Jesus avoided death all the way into his thirties (Luke 3:23).
And until the end, Jesus pleaded to avoid death, asking God to save him from the cross;
“And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.” (Mark 14:36)
The “cup” is a symbol of death in this verse according to the Geneva Bible Study.
And after it appeared as if God would not save Jesus, according to the current Bible, in front of the people Jesus was supposed to be teaching , Jesus was vengeful towards God by saying ;
“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34)
Through out the Old Testament, mere Prophets displayed Bravery in the face of Death, David and Goliath (1 Samuel 21:9) , Noah and the Flood (Genesis 7:6), Moses and Pharaoh (Exodus 10:1), etc… etc…,
Yet in the New Testament, we see Jesus who some Christians claim is God, consistently fearing death.