The Cross Is The Hinge Of Human History
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The death of Jesus Christ on a Roman cross at Calvary in 33AD and his resurrection from the grave three days later are the pivotal point of all human history. They represent the moment when God dealt decisively with all the sin, suffering and death that entered the world through Adam and Eve's disobedience in the Garden of Eden.
The significance of the event has been marked for the past two thousand years by the letters BC (standing for Before Christ) and AD (from the Latin Anno Domini= in the year of our LORD).
With the rise of secularism and scientific rationalism BC has commonly been replaced by the letters BCE standing for Before the Christian Era - further evidence if any was needed that many in Western Europe have rejected their Judaeo-Christian heritage.