These words of Christ on the cross present a difficulty to many, but they are by no means, as Rationalists would have us believe, a cry of despair.
Consubstantiation is the belief, held by some Protestants, particularly Lutherans and Anglicans, that in the Eucharist, after the consecration, the substances of both the body and blood of Christ and of bread and wine remain.
The servant of God in Isaiah is a Hebrew figure that either represents the nation of Israel or is a leader of Israel, hence possibly Messiah.
Jesus’ use of Abba continues to be regarded as an authentic expression of Jesus’ special relationship with God.
Christ performed real miracles. He performed actions which the powers of human nature cannot perform, actions which make an exception to all the laws of Creation.
The very extravagance of His claims, others tell us, is proof enough that Christ was a religious fanatic.