Good Morning June 22

The central tenant of our Christian faith is the cross. Oh not just wearing pretty crosses as jewelry, but what the cross stands for in one’s life. The cross means the atoning sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. Mankind, that means all humans have a sinful nature and are separated from God. It is only the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross that makes us able to stand in the presence of a holy and righteous God. Jesus calls all to “repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand”. If there is no sin, then the cross is not necessary, and Jesus, himself, is no more than another moral teacher. Further, there is no meaningful Christian faith. I have a problem with one of our presidential candidates in this regard. He has said on numerous occasions that he has no need for repentance, or repents only occasionally when he has done something wrong, which isn’t often. There is no understanding here of the nature of man, the nature of a Holy God, or what it means to be a Christian. Yes, I am making a judgment, a judgment within the context of our faith, and based on the words that are spoken. These are judgments we must make. Otherwise we diminish the saving work of our Lord Jesus, and He becomes meaningless.