Friday, December 27, 2013

The Centrality of the Cross

Tom Nettles, professor of historical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, just published a new book on Charles Spurgeon. For Spurgeon the cross of Christ was central to the Bible. Here is a quote from Nettles describing Mr. Spurgeon's cross centered view of life.

"'All good things lie within the compass of the cross' Spurgeon would say. It is in the cross that one can begin to grasp the whole of reality because 'Its outstretched arms overshadow the whole world of thought' and indeed the death of Christ was the 'hinge of the world's history. Its foot is planted deep in eternal mysteries and its top pierces all earth born clouds, and rises to the throne of the most high.'" (Thomas Nettles, Living By Revealed Truth, (Geanies House, Scotland: Mentor, 2013) pg 228) 


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