It describes that before Jesus was crucified, he was extremely stressed. He prayed relentlessly that God would not make Him go through such a painful and horrifying death, but He also said, "May Your will, and not Mine, be done." The Bible even states that Jesus was so stressed, he began to sweat blood. This is a very rare medical condition called Hematidrosis, which is caused by increasingly high levels of stress. You can even read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hematidrosis
I think he knew what was going to happen, but prayed for another way to achieve the same goal. I do not think afraid is the correct way to describe it considering he knew he would prevail in the upcoming task, but I bet he was still considerably upset by it.
Jesus wasn't afraid of being killed because he knew that he had to sacrifice himself for the salvation of the other people. He probably was afraid on the inside but he wasn't on the outside because he knew that he would be not only protected by his father(God), but also because he knew that the people who didn't believe that God was his father were WRONG! (Then again, I am basing by information on a 2-hour Easter show last Wednesday)
He was stressed, but I don't think he was afraid that bad. He of all people would know that God has a plan and plus he would rise again after three days (Easter). So he was worried, but he knew it had to be done because it was his purpose
He knew He came to die but the hardest thing to face was that God cannot look upon sin and when Jesus took on OUR sin ...God and Jesus were separated for the first time ever. After Jesus arose they would never be separate again.
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Jesus died with shame (Heb. 12:2) and disgrace, crying loudly with tears (Heb. 5:7) and begging for his life with no dignity at all, he experience human pain in every respect. Some people about to be executed take it with fortitude and bravery, symbolically tearing their shirts exposing their chest to the firing squad. that was not Jesus! His agony was not attenuated by any dispensation. Finally, he died apart from God (Heb. 2:9). Other answers on here describe what their authors think it must have been like because if their prejudices. Anything I said is supported by texts. Jesus's death was shameful, like the way he lived his entire life.
Followers of Jesus Christ of Nazareth Are Taught That He As Our High Priest Has Experienced Everything That We May; This Includes Fear. ----------------------- Scripture Quote ------------------------ Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him]. ----------------------- For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning. ------------------------- Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God?s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and ---------------------------- find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]. (Hebrews 4:14-16 AMP)
I expect so. He did have human emotions as well as know what was going to happen. He k ew he was going to be totured then crucified because thats how Roman courts operated. The Bible says he wept as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemene right before his arrest. Also says he was so stressed he sweated blood.
Depends on which idea you believe in. If Jesus was/is god then he would not have been afraid and sacrificing himself to himself would have just been stagecraft. If you believe he was a man that was possessed by god then he might have been apprehensive and maybe a little afraid, but then he isn't god and was just a tool for some odd reason only god knows. Or if he was just a man that like many so called Messiah's before him just ticked off the Romans, then I'm sure he was voiding his loin cloth and begging for his life. But it's all up to what you want to believe.
I believe although He was God in human form in order to wipe away original sin He must have felt all the pain an emotional feelings that a human must feel before the scourging and the pain of torture. That is why billions of people pray to Him and honor Him. God was showing how much He loved us.
Why did Jesus have to die that way. Was there not a more humane way for Him to die for our sins Were He an ordinary man, such questions might be relevant, but to be our Savior, He had to die in such a way. The Father had planned for specifically this type of execution because it so perfectly depicts so many things necessary for a full comprehension of sin and its horrors.
Yes. Read the death accounts of a "man Giordano Bruno & the "god Jesus", and see, compared with the "man" how infinitely coward the "god" looks in the presence of death?
Jesus the son, if the gospels do no injustice, came to die (and resurrected), so that, Jesus the God might pardon man for their uncommitted sin. Yet, when this self-designed death came, Jesus was too afraid to face it and begged, to himself, so that he might escape death, "Father, let this cup pass from me"! And, in despair and fear cried out at last, 'My God, why hast thou forsaken me?'
Bruno, murdered by the "Triumphant Beast" of Christianity, also died for truth. He'd no hope of reward, no bribe of heaven or no promise of glory. And yet, when burned to the stake, he said to his judges, "It's with greater fear that you pass my sentence than I receive it." He died calm, heroic beyond all praise, sustained only by his indomitable manhood. Such heroism stirs the blood & even the proudest of gods might not deserve to walk under Bruno without bending.
And yet the Christian agent of God, the infallible Leo XIII., slandered Bruno, the 'bravest of the brave,' as a coward, while praising Jesus, as divine!!
Jesus was fully human like the rest of us. He had all human qualities - except sin. So naturally, He would have felt fear before His execution. It isn't called the "Agony in the Garden" for nothing. Luke 22:42-44 - "Father," he said, "if you will, take this cup of suffering away from me. Not my will, however, but your will be done." An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. In great anguish he prayed even fore fervently; his sweat like drops of blood falling to the ground. We can see that Jesus was severely shaken. He knew exactly what was going to happen to Him (John 18:4), so, like any human, He was afraid. But we must remember that He took this burden upon Himself willingly, out of love for us. We should pray everyday and thank Him for dying for our sins.