Glory of the cross

Posted: June 5, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

“Do not tell me about your good works, I am not interested. Do not tell me you are a church member, I am not a bit interested. Are you glorying in the cross? Is this everything to you? Is this life to you? Are you ready to die rather than deny this glorious message? That is what a Christian is, and unless we glory in the cross we have not seen it and what it means, and if we have not seen it, we do… not really believe in it. And if we do not believe in it, we are yet in our sins, and should we die like that, we will go to judgement and we will go to hell. Your eternal, everlasting destiny, depends upon this one thing. Have you seen that God has provided there the only way whereby you can be forgiven and become a child of God, and go on to inherit the glories of eternity? May God have mercy upon us all, and by his Spirit open our eyes to see the glory of the cross.”

– Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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  1. kim/nannykim says:

    Good quote and I like the fact he does not say “have you gloried in the cross” But instead “are you glorying in the cross? PRESENT tense. IT has to be ongoing in our lives–a continuous glorying in the cross and YET I would say that one of the ways for us to tell if we are doing this is our works, so I would not throw out the works as he seems to do in this statement. The works—the way we walk in the light by the Spirit of God (all of I JOHN) shows whether we are truly glorying in the cross.

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