Is the Cross Dangerous?

Is the cross dangerous?

Vladimir Lenin thought so. In November 1917, when he seized power in Russia, Lenin’s soldiers climbed steeples and pinnacles of churches and tore down the cross and replaced it with the red star of the new soviet state. Clergy were denounced as enemies of Russia and summarily executed. Perhaps you’ve heard that Vladimir Putin just made a law to restrict the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Hmmmm . . .

Is the cross dangerous?

Joseph Stalin thought so. After Lenin died in 1924 Stalin ruthlessly tore down crosses from churches in the previously free Christian nations of Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, Albania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and East Germany. Stalin was not satisfied until ALL THE CROSSES WERE GONE.

Is the cross dangerous?

Adolph Hitler thought so. One author believes that the Christian Cross was used as a symbol of the Nazi agenda. One thing is for sure. Under Mein Kampf crosses were removed from all churches and replaced with the swastika.

Is the Cross Dangerous?

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) thinks so. The ACLU opposed the eight-foot iron cross in California’s Mojave Desert, an illuminated cross in a California State park, and let’s not forget their opposition over 9/11 steel beam cross being placed in the World Trade Center Memorial.

Is the Cross Dangerous?

China thinks so. ISIS thinks so. THINK THINK THINK. What makes all these people think that the cross is dangerous?

Is the Cross Dangerous?

The devil thinks so. Look what the cross did for us!                                                                      Jesus canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross (Colossians 2:14,15).

Is the Cross Dangerous–or victorious?

What do you think?

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About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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7 Responses to Is the Cross Dangerous?

  1. Billie Jo says:

    Love this like I love all your posts! Is the Cross dangerous? Depends on whose side your on :). Our ‘charge’ as Church ended yesterday was “Go be dangerous for God this week.” On my way!

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    • Your “charge” in church was to go be dangerous for God this week? Wow, that is pretty wild! I love it when God puts his thumbprint on his direction for you this week. Please revisit us here on Friday and tell us what you’ve been up to all week.

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  2. Larry Who says:

    “Have you learned that God is dangerous?” was often spoken by Jill Austin. So, yes, the cross is dangerous and always will be.

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    • I can’t get over Peter who said he was honored to die like Jesus. What a complete turnaround from when Jesus Himself carried His cross up the hill. I have no desire to die that way like many of our Christian family had died in the last two years–on crosses. For those without Christ it is foolishness to even consider such a thing. For those of us in Christ it is the power of salvation and the flashpoint of victory.

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  3. Deborah R. says:

    The Power of the Cross, is the fact that it WAS/REMAINS the FINISHED WORK of our The Lord Jesus Christ…. EVERY LIE WAS REPLACED WITH ETERNAL TRUTH AND ALL WERE SET FREE from the bondages of the Adamic curses. Our Lord Jesus Christ “captured the flag, disarmed the enemy’s power and authorities from ALL principalities and took back total dominion in earth and heavenly realms and made a public spectacle of them in full display in the sight of men and all heavenly Host…the Cross and Resurrection of Our Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the ETERNAL sign of ABSOLUTE TRIUMP! Hallelujah!!! The defeated foe has been lying in every form along with violence to draw men back into and under the original Adamic lie and to destroy the TRUTH of their God Given Blood bought inherited identity through Christ’s FINISHED work.

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  4. David says:

    Is the Cross dangerous? Yes, if you’re in rebellion against God. I think that Michael Yousef wrote a book with a title something like When the Crosses Are Gone. That was before China started its attack as far as I know.

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    • Yes, David, I have that book. Believe it or not my husband’s 101 year old Grandmother bought that book for me a few years ago and I pulled quite a few facts from it in writing this blog. I should have mentioned it. So glad you brought it up.

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