11-16-13 “The Cross of Christ is Foolishness” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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11-16-13 “The Cross of Christ is Foolishness” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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11-16-2013 “The Cross of Christ is Foolishness . . .” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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“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).

There is a significant shift in the church today to avoid controversial truths such as the cross. The cross confronts evil; it’s repulsive to sinful man. Darkness hates the light. God’s Word says to confront, confess, and turn from sin, whereas many encourage us to ignore, overlook, and continue in them. Silence about sin minimizes the cross. But the cross only makes sense in light of the consequences of sin. “To convince the world of the truth of Christianity, it must first be convinced of sin. It is only sin that renders Christ intelligible” (Andrew Murray; 1794-1866).
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