Saturday, June 26, 2010
The Old vs. The New Cross
A.W. Tozer once wrote: "Why do we build our churches upon human flesh? ... For we teach men not to die with Christ but to live in the strength of their dying manhood.... But if I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity.... The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it."