WHY IS IT SO FOOLISH TO REJECT THE CROSS?: To be frank, the way the question was formed in the heading presents a gross understatement. The word “foolish” is not nearly strong enough. To turn from the Cross of Christ is to turn from the only way of coming to God, the only way of having fellowship with God, and the only way of overcoming the world, the flesh, and the Devil. For one to exchange the free Grace of God, which comes to us solely by the means of the Cross, for the bondage of our own works is stupid indeed! The truth is, we have no alternative to the Cross of Christ! The Cross is God’s Way and it is His only Way. Continue Reading
PREFACE: AN ABBREVIATED FORMULA The following will possibly help us to understand the great Plan of God to a greater degree. It is as follows: • THE CROSS OF CHRIST: When we speak of the “Cross of Christ,” I would certainly hope… Continue Reading
As it regards the person who is already Saved who, in fact, has trusted the Lord for Salvation, which came by the Means of the Cross, he must come to understand that Sanctification comes from the same Source. Regrettably, it’s much more difficult for the Saint of God to place his faith exclusively in the Cross than the believing sinner who is initially coming for Salvation. Why? That’s a good question! Continue Reading
The only solution for sin, the only answer to sin, is the Cross of Christ Public Humiliation, especially on a worldwide basis, is a trauma that many people never get over. There is no way to describe it. When one… Continue Reading
THE DOCTRINE OF THE CROSS The material that we hope to bring you in this Chapter is the most important that you as a Believer will ever know or have presented to you. I realize that’s quite a statement, but… Continue Reading
“For sin shall not have dominion over you (the sin nature will not have dominion over us if we as Believers continue to exercise Faith in the Cross of Christ; otherwise, the sin nature most definitely will have dominion over the Believer): for you are not under the Law (means that if we try to live this life by any type of law, no matter how good that law might be in its own right, we will conclude by the sin nature having dominion over us), but under Grace (the Grace of God flows to the Believer on an unending basis only as long as the Believer exercises Faith in Christ and what He did at the Cross; Grace is merely the Goodness of God exercised by and through the Holy Spirit, and given to undeserving Saints)” (Rom. 6:14 KJV). The Expositor’s Study Bible
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
The phrase, “Let us make man,” proclaims, I think I can say without fear of contradiction, the greatest creative act of God.
It is not true that we came up from the slime and the beast through the jungle, and that we pass out into a night of oblivion unlighted by a single star.
It is true that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” and that He made “man in His own image.”