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Why the Cross? A Postscript …

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Philip Yancey in his book ‘The Jesus I never knew’ refers  to speculation by  John Howard Yoder on what might have happened if God had intervened to grant the request “take this cup from me.”

‘ As Yoder reminds us, the cross, the “cup that now seemed so terrifying was the very reason Jesus had come to earth.  Here at the cross is the man who loves his enemies, the man whose righteousness is greater than that of the Pharisees, who being rich became poor, who gives his robe to those who took his cloak, who prays for those who despite-fully use him.  The cross is not a detour or a hurdle on the way to the kingdom.  Nor is it even the way to the kingdom; it is the kingdom come.

Awesome words !!!!

Can we ever  say enough on the wonder of the Cross?  We can only grasp slivers of the truth as we meditate on 1  Corinthians 1.17 cf) .

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3 comments on “Why the Cross? A Postscript …

  1. Pingback: The New Covenant – sealed with the blood of the Lamb | Ramblin' Rose

  2. dwickward
    August 2, 2014

    Your words of wisdom are powerful. Thank you for sharing those amazing words. They will echo in my soul.

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    • Rambling Rose
      August 4, 2014

      I m happy it struck a chord. Yancey is an amazing writer and the book from which the quote was drawn is one of my all time favourites along with ‘The Bible Jesus Read” & Fearfully and wonderfully Made”.
      Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

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