“The cross is the real heart of the gospel
and the key to the inner meaning of the
Christian faith.”
~ Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, 1929
“You do not understand Christ till you
understand his cross.”
~ P.T. Forsyth
“Humanity cannot escape God. The race
exists in an unavoidable relation to God,
either of wrath and alienation, or of
blessing and fellowship. Sin places us
under the first; the Atonement makes it
possible for us to regain the second.”
~ Richard S. Taylor
“His death on the cross was a great
example to the world.”
~ Gandhi
“The death of Christ is the central point
of history.”
~ Stephen Neill
“Calvary was not an option.”
~ Richard S. Taylor
“This is our acquittal: the guilt that held
us liable for punishment has been
transferred to the head of the Son of
~ John Calvin
“God’s own heart suffered on the cross.”
~ Karl Barth
“The nail that pierces the hand of Jesus
goes through to the hand of God. The
spear thrust into the side of Jesus goes
through into God’s.”
~ George Butterick
“The cross used to stand for Jesus, and
more precisely, the suffering of Jesus.
Now it stands for an institution that most
often doesn’t really stand for anything
other than the advancement of it’s own
~ Michael Card
“He bore the judgment we deserve in
order to bring us the forgiveness we do
not deserve.”
~ John Stott
“Amazing love! How can it be
That thou, my God,
should’st die for me?”
~ Charles Wesley
“We preach Christ crucified: a stumbling
block to Jews and foolishness to
Gentiles, but to those whom God has
called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the
power of God and the wisdom of God.”
~ 1 Corinthians 1:23-24 (NIV)
Integrity = Integration
What Is Wrath?
A relevant reflexive reaction of
repulsion, revulsion, and retribution to
anything that is damaging, hurtful, or
unloving. God’s anger toward anything
that dis-integrates his good universe
and his precious people.
“It is needful that the very same Person who
is to make this satisfaction be perfect God
and perfect man, since no-one can do it
except one who is truly God, and no-one
ought to do it except one who is truly man.”
~ Anselm, 1098
“Although our iniquities testify against
us, act, O LORD, for your name's sake;
our apostasies indeed are many, and we
have sinned against you.
~ Jeremiah 14:7, (NRSV)
“But God proves his love for us in that while
we still were sinners Christ died for us.”
~ Romans 5:8 (NRSV)
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for
us, so that in him we might become the
righteousness of God.”
~ 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
“Everyone who sins breaks the law;
in fact, sin is lawlessness.”
~ 1 John 3:4 (NIV)
“The mind set on the flesh is hostile toward
God; for it does not subject itself to the law of
God, for it is not even able to do so; and those
who are in the flesh cannot please God.”
~ Romans 8:7-8 (NASB)
“He himself bore our sins in his body on
the tree, so that we might die to sins and
live for righteousness; by his wounds
you have been healed.”
~ 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)
“Whoever believes in the Son has
eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son
will not see life, for God's wrath remains
on him.”
~ John 3:36 (NIV)