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April 2019
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Enduring the cross

Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus ‘endured the cross’. Loch Ness is a narrow stretch of water, yet it reaches depths exceeding two hundred metres. The brevity of that biblical phrase is similarly deceiving. Often perhaps, we read it quickly, barely pausing to consider its fathomless content. Part of the problem is that words…

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August 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The dying words of Jesus (part 2)

The Lord Jesus Christ was crucified between two thieves. The religious leaders of the day probably got no small delight from this. To them it was the ultimate insult to the one they despised so much. The self-proclaimed Messiah dying with common criminals! What more proof could there be that he was an impostor?…

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July 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Dying words of Jesus

'Father, forgive them for they know not what they do' (Luke 23:33-34) Dying words hold a strange fascination for us. Army general and Christian Stonewall Jackson's last words were: 'Let us pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.' The last words of the historian Edward Gibbon were: 'All is…

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April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

THE CROSS OF CHRIST

The Roman cross was a cruel apparatus of execution. Crucifixion, as a means of death, was devised to inflict great pain and drawn out suffering for the victim. While Christians ought not to give undue emphasis to the physical cross by way of ornament or relic, yet there is a symbolism and significance of…

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