Interpretations of the cross can vary wildly depending on who you’re talking to, where they’re from and what their beliefs are. But have you noticed that even professing Christians can differ on the purpose of Christ’s death, or indeed if there is some meaning to it at all.
For some Christians the cross is just an example of self-sacrifice to inspire us to live better lives. For others, it is the place where God deals with what’s wrong in the world, but any idea of it involving a sacrifice for sin to save us from the judgement we deserve is dismissed as primitive and immoral. The cross - the great climax of the Christian faith - can be greatly moving, but perhaps also secretly baffling.
Have you ever found yourself quietly pondering one of these following questions in your own mind, or heard them from the lips of someone else?
Here are three short answers to three common head-level objections to the cross.Photo Courtesy: Thinkstock