The Cross--valid or just symbolic?
Updated: Sep 24, 2021
Cross: God loves you but sin separates you from him. We have all heard that. It boils down to the fact that God is holy and we are not. Before we are saved we see God as mean. Sending your son to die is crazy—unless you are willing to hear truth. It is a funny thing that people will talk in mysteries and they are intelligent.
Entire college courses are based on intellectual discussions about the symbolism in novels, the hidden meanings and it is not only acceptable but somehow considered “lofty”. Art galleries produce critic s walking around talking about what the artist was thinking, what the strokes and colors mean. But, when Christians talk about the symbolism in the Bible they are considered “kooks” by many of these same intellects. Talking about the thoughts of God brings derision, disrespect and discomfort to both parties.
This is the work of the enemy of your soul. Children have no trouble understanding. Mentally challenged people understand the cross. The cross bridges mankind to God—available for all. We love things that are complicated—it makes us feel important—we hate simple things because then we don’t get the credit.
So many people think that Christianity is dumb so they add this teaching and that rule—Christianity is simple. If people make it hard then they have the control.
The acceptance of salvation is simple. Then it is progressive, continuously making you a better person. There will be bumps and curves along the way but God doesn’t put them there—the path He gives you is narrow and lighted.
Throw away all those intellectually confusing twists and turns and just accept what God did for you on the cross.