The Father Turns His Face Away?

A popular worship song contains the line, "the Father turns His face away." Did God turn away from or abandon Jesus on the cross? The scope of what happened on Mount Calvary is such a deep mystery. Yet, Jesus Himself showed us on the cross through His words and actions an especially astonishing truth about what was taking place. Join us as we consider the crucifixion, take a brief look at four classic atonement theories, and ultimately go in depth with Psalm 22 to get a beautiful perspective on Christ's work on the cross.


The work of art associated with this podcast/post is by Edward Knippers and is titled "Christ Whipped" (detail).