Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Recently I heard a girl say, “I just don’t know why people make such a big deal about the cross.” At first I was appalled, but then my heart broke. She considered herself a Christian but had essentially embraced a cross-less Christianity . She believed that following Jesus was about buying into a positive worldview with some generally accepted moral and behavioral guidelines.

Doing good things doesn’t make you a Christian. You can volunteer regularly at the soup kitchen, go to church every Sunday, and be a “good person” yet not be any more of a Christian than the guy who gets drunk every weekend and calls himself an atheist. Christianity without the cross is mere moralism: living according to a religious moral code all the while never embracing faith in Jesus. Stern, Aaron (2011-07-01). What's Your Secret?: Freedom through Confession (pp. 101-102). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.

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