The Old Cross and the New   2 comments


The Old Cross and the New

“The new cross does not slay the sinner, it redirects him. It gears him into a cleaner and jollier way of living and saves his self-respect. To the self-assertive it says, ‘Come and assert yourself for Christ.’ To the egotist it says, ‘Come and do your boasting in the Lord.’ To the thrill seeker it says, ‘Come and enjoy the thrill of Christian fellowship.’ The Christian message is slanted in the direction of the current vogue in order to make it acceptable to the public.”

“The old cross is a symbol of death. It stands for the abrupt, violent end of a human being. The man in Roman times who took up his cross and started down the road had already said good-by to his friends. He was not coming back. He was going out to have it ended. The cross made no compromise, modified nothing, spared nothing; it slew all of the man, completely and for good. It did not try to keep on good terms with its victim. It struck cruel and hard, and when it had finished its work, the man was no more.”

–A.W. Tozer

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  1. I had a dream 12/25/2013. In this dream I saw a familiar painting of the cross of Christ bridging the gap between 2 cliffs with hell being underneath. However, that’s where the familiar ends. What I see next was people walking on this cross to the other side, i.e., heaven. They did not make it to the other side because as they would walk on this cross the cross would tip and the people walking on it were falling into hell.

    This is the result of a false gospel, a false Christ, a gospel without the cross which is no gospel.

  2. Tony: There is a lot of the false gospel being preached in the United States—and there is a lot of the shallow gospel being preached.

    “Overcome with Great Sorrow”

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