The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world and crippled activities all over the earth, spreading to over 200 countries so far. But there is a pandemic that has ravaged more lives than Covid-19.
Christianity without the cross is a global spiritual pandemic that has killed many Christians and has perverted the ways of the Lord. Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). This is the foundation that Christianity was built and any other contrary concept is heresy. The conditions necessary for following Jesus are self-denial and cross-carrying. At the base of the cross of Calvary are over seven billion smaller crosses waiting for anyone who wishes to go after Christ and many of them have been left untouched. The greatest challenge in Christianity is faulty foundation; those who come to Christ are not told that there are responsibilities and conditions necessary for following Him. If the foundation is destroyed, what can the righteous do?
Apart from the cross there is no reconciliation between man and God, no amend for our sins, no right standing for man before God. On the cross, there is the intersection of justice and mercy.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Oscar Amaechina