from Forum Guidelines -- adapted from Gary Amirault
"We believe that all men and women will eventually be saved ONLY because of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, as He draws each one and gives them faith to believe on Jesus as Savior, not because of any other way."
from Tentmaker Forum -- eaglesway on ...daily Bread thread
"Where were the principalities disarmed? At the cross (Colossians). Where was the law contained in ordinances annulled? Nailed to a tree in the body of Christ. What is the bread of our communion? The body of Christ, broken for the salvation of the world. How do we enter in? A broken and a contrite heart oh God you will never reject. What are the sacrifices of God? A broken heart and a contrite spirit. Before whom? Before God and EVERYONE ELSE."
from Austin-Sparks -- The Cross and the Person of Christ
"Let Christians also realize that all enmity; lack of love, divisions, and strife; all prejudice, suspicion, and spiritual blindness; with all spiritual death, is because the Cross has not been apprehended aright. Somewhere uncrucified flesh is holding the ground. It is impossible to be a truly crucified man or woman and at the same time either have personal interests or be at variance with other children of God, i.e., without love for them. The essential basis of life, light, and love --which is Christ in full manifestation - is the Cross as a working reality in the realm of the old creation, and the Risen Power of Christ in the new.
All this is but saying in other words that the Cross of Christ brings us into living union and oneness with God, and if we will but live in the full meaning and value of that union we shall be living epistles of Christ--in terms of life, light, and love. Failure in these means failure somewhere, and for some reason, in our fellowship with God in Christ. The measure of our walk with Him will be the measure of these three features of Christ."
from Thomas a Kempis --The Inner Life
In the Cross is salvation;
in the Cross is life;
in the Cross is protection;
in the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness;
in the Cross is strength of mind;
in the Cross is joy of spirit;
in the Cross is excellence of virtue.
There is no salvation, nor hope of eternal life, save in the Cross.