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Jesus Christ Superstar Gethsemane This song really confused me and majority of it got me upset I felt it to be a contradiction to what Ive been taught about Jesus for the past fifteen years The lyrics presented Jesus as though he didnt want to die for us and that he just wanted to back out of Gods plan It also specifically states in the verse Why then am I scared to finish what I started What you startedI didnt start it that he had nothing to do with it and is scared to go on It made me feel that he didnt want to give up his life for us and doubted that we were even worth it Ive been taught that Jesus gave up his life willingly for us and accepted the fate God had planned for him The lyricist portrayed Jesus humanness by showing his doubt and fear of what was to come That Jesus at one point was in such a state of distress that he would to turn his back on his fate and on God To me he is shown as being selfish and even showed disbelief in what God his father had set out for him to do Jesus turns to his father in his time of despair and asks for him to take the pain away as seen in the verse If there is a way take this cup away from me for I dont want to taste its poison Here Jesus explains that he doesnt want to go through any more agony and suffering and if there were anyway possible for God to take this burden off his shoulders Jesus is questioning God and feels as though his death might just go in vain which is evident in the verse Why should I die Can you show me now that I would not be killed in vain Hes now asking for reasons for reassurance
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