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The Confrontational Language of the Cross (Mini-Post)

Confrontational Language of the Cross

“In our attempt to win the world by impressing the world, we have abandoned the confrontational language of the cross for the wooing language of power, might, success, and winning. The true power of our faith is power that the world calls weakness, and the victory of our faith is victory that the world calls failure. The Christ we profess to follow was made “perfect through suffering.” [Heb. 2:10] We prefer to be made perfect through success. But grace will not do for us what it did not do for Christ—exempt us from suffering.”

— Ron Dunn, When Heaven Is Silent

 

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Question: Do you prefer to be made perfect through success … or suffering?

 

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