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The Message Of The Cross

There is power in the message of the cross.

This message can only be received by those who are called by God to salvation.

The message of the cross makes no sense to those who are perishing, meaning those who have received the mark of sin.

To these persons the message of the cross appears foolish so they disregard it disdainfully.

These people believe that they are wise because of their intellectual and technological abilities.

The message of the cross does not consist of complex mathematical formula or scientific hypothesis.

Thus, the wise men of this world disregard the message as foolishness.

Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:46-47)

But, did you know that this is exactly how God ordained it?

God simplified the message of salvation so that only those who have a meek and humble heart will receive it and be saved.

The simple message of the cross is:

Acknowledging that you are a sinner.

For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. (Psalms 52:3)

Repentance

Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. (Ezekiel 18:30)

Accepting Christ as your Saviour

That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)

Sanctification

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:7-9)

Restoration

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

The above is the “foolish” message of the gospel of salvation, but it is filled with the wisdom and power of God to save and make you whole.

I would rather be a part of the things that this world considers base, foolish and dispised because the foolishness of God is wiser than men and the weakness of God is stronger than men (1 Corinthians 1:25).

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16)

Would you rather be a part of the foolish things of this world or the wise things of this world?

 

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