Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

March 29, 2005

Cross Quote #5

From C. J. Mahaney's The Cross-Centered Life:

The cross is the centerpiece of Paul's theology. It wasn't merely one of Paul's messages; it was the message. He taught about other things as well, but whatever he taught was always derived from, and related to, the foundational reality that Jesus Christ died so that sinners would be reconciled to God and forgiven by God.

Theologian D. A. Carson writes, "He cannot long talk about Christian joy, or Christian ethics, or Christian fellowship, or the Christian doctrine of God, or anything else, without finally tying it to the cross. Paul is Gospel-centered; he is cross-centered."

4 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

I have heard about this book. Is it a good read?

4:56 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Excellent little book. I'll be quoting more from it in the future. It's very brief, can be read in one sitting without trouble. I found it very inspiring.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Dan Edelen said...

D. Martyn Lloyd Jones says the same thing about the Gospel being cross-centered in his book The Cross. Essential reading.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I will gladly read anything by Lloyd Jones. And seeing as how I've made a commitment to continue to read about the cross of Christ, that book is definitely going on my reading list. Thanks for the recomendation, Dan.

7:33 AM  

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