The Cross

by admin ~ April 20th, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg, gospel, Jesus.

People wear crosses. They are a piece of decoration in the way of earrings and necklaces and pins. Sometimes they are featured on letterhead and logos. A cross was a mode of execution, an extreme, painful invention of the Romans. They meant both to torture and kill someone using this means. Why would anyone want to wear something that was used for killing? We know. Jesus died on the cross. People wear the cross, not to celebrate a Roman way of killing people. They wear the cross because of its place in the plan of salvation or the gospel. The English word “cross” occurs 28 times in the King James Version. Paul called the gospel, “the preaching of the cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18). In Galatians 6:14, Paul wrote, “God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” Jesus did everything that needed to be done for salvation at the cross. Man deserves a penalty. The penalty is death. Jesus died for us on the cross. I sometimes use it as a conversation piece. People wear and see crosses. What do you think they mean? A lot of people died by Roman crucifixion, but the cross is talking about one of them. Jesus. Let’s talk about that.

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