TITLE: It’s all about the cross!
By Mark E Crossley
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The cross is central to the Christian faith. Jesus said he died â€śForâ€ť us and this means instead of us. He came to â€śGive life as a ransom for manyâ€ť.
Jesus paid by his blood on the cross the ransom price to set us free. Christâ€™s suffering on the cross was the result of sin but not his own. Romans 3 says â€śAll have sinnedâ€ť but through Christâ€™s death HE is able to forgive and change all those who come to Him.
In John it says â€śGod so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal lifeâ€ť. Being crucified Cicero said was â€śThe most cruel and hideous of torturesâ€ť is being tortured, flogged, whipped, healed and left to die one a cross. Would you do that because HE did as he loved you so much he died for your salvation? 1 John 4 v 19 says â€śWe love because he first loved usâ€ť.
He came to set you free, forgive your sins, and give you eternal life according to his plan while you are on earth. He paid a price to pay for us but are we willing to pay the price and say we are his disciples?
His death means that you can go through the Father and not through a priest so that means you can talk to him at any time of the day or night. If Jesus Christ over a 33 year ministry did not exist then he was the most deceived person that ever lived.
Just a though that if the cross did not happen would we have anything to believe in? If, on the third day as the scriptures say, his body was put in the tomb, and a stone pushed across the entrance however HR rose from the grave and is alive today. He won victory over sin and death today and this means Jesus is all about the cross. Do you agree?
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