No wonder Paul calls it the scandal of the cross...We need to recapture that.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Its a scandal
Between Mark 15.13 and 16.6 he uses the verb σταυροῦν, which was so offensive to ancient ears, eight times, and three times he talks of the σταυρός of the Messiah. Only those who understand how extremely offensive this word will have been to both Jewish and Gentile ears will be able to grasp what that means.— The Atonement, 43