The Glory Of The Cross For Christians
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The Power & Wisdom Of The Cross For Christians
Paul says the Cross is no longer a mystery to those who have had a personal encounter with the Risen Christ. In 1 CORINTHIANS 1:22-24 Paul says that it is the power (the Greek word dunamis translated power is the word Alfred Nobel used to coin the word for the new explosive he had invented - dynamite!) and the wisdom of God to those of us who are being saved through faith in Jesus' precious blood. That's because God's weakness is infinitely greater than human strength and God's foolishness is infinitely greater than any human so-called wisdom.
The Resurrection Vindicated Jesus' Death On The Cross
The Cross seemed to be a scandal and stupid to the religious and the clever, but Jesus' resurrection just two days later showed it was indeed the power and wisdom of God.
The empty Cross on Good Friday and the empty tomb on Easter Day spell full salvation and eternal life for every born again Christian.