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The Meaning of the Cross

Just came across a quote from this article (please for the larger context):
"Thus the cross is, for me, not a substitute for a punishment we all deserve, but rather a revelation of a love that is infinitely tender and deeply mysterious."
Read that. Take it in. It is pretty clear. You know what else it is? Dead wrong. Here is what the cross of Jesus Christ truly means:
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus." - Romans 3:23-26 (emphasis added)
Christian, beware of the evil doctrines that tickle the ears and appease the mind's depraved appetite. 

*Edit: Check out the comments below for some further discussion on the full meaning of the cross of Christ. 


The Sweet Doctrine of Justification

From time to time (i.e. often) I will be posting a quote from Of First Importance, a blog that is solely dedicated to that which is "of first importance", the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“The gospel teaches that what could not be found in us and was to be sought in another, could be found nowhere else than in Christ, the God-man… who taking upon Himself the office of surety most fully satisfied the justice of God by His perfect obedience and thus brought to us an everlasting righteousness by which alone we can be justified before God.”

 - Francis Turretin, Justification (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, year not available), 29.



Do you ever wonder what to pray for? I do.

"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborer are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." - Matthew 9:37-38

Let's start here. So much more to be said about this verse, but let's pray. Earnestly.