Newsweek had a cover story entitled “2,000 Years of Jesus,” by Kenneth Woodward. We read there that, though Christ was almost totally ignored during his lifetime, especially outside of the little enclave of Israel, now two thousand years later the centuries themselves are measured from the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly a third of the world’s population claims to be his followers. Continue reading
For the Apostle Paul, who wrote almost half the books of the New Testament, the cross of Christ (and Jesus’ subsequent resurrection three days later) stands at the very center of the Christian faith.
Paul writes, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18, nkjv).
Sadly, many professing Christians now seem to be among those who regard the message of the cross as “foolishness.” Continue reading