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Gramps,

Where does it say that God had to go to the end of the heavens to withstand the pain of Christ when he was crucified?

Diana

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Dear Diana,

I would like to apologize for taking a little long to answer this question. I had to do some research and once I found the answer, I had to study it so I could be more familiar with the topic.

I first came across the quote while reading the talk titled: “Walking in The Light of His Love” by Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt. This was an amazing talk, one which I highly recommend for your review.

In this talk, sister Brinkerhoff Platt quotes Elder Talmage and declares:

The all-night trials led Him to Golgotha. Here the experience of Gethsemane was repeated as He hung on the cross and completed His work of redemption. God the Father must have sequestered Himself in the farthest corner of the universe during that unimaginably dark and lonely moment of death.

 

That the supreme sacrifice of the Son might be consummated in all its fullness, the Father seems to have withdrawn the support of His immediate Presence [while Jesus was on the cross], leaving to the Savior of men the glory of complete victory over the forces of sin and death.

 

(Talmage, Jesus the Christ, 661)

I hope this was to your satisfaction and thanks again for sending your questions my way. I too, am learning from all of you.

With great regards,

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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