Monday, February 13, 2012


This world sees Christ as a fool, the Bible as a lie and God as a myth. None of this surprises us.
Most in Hollywood see Christ as either unimportant or as a fool. The politicians see Him as a
fool, because practically all of them are “Christians” when it comes time to run for office, no
matter what positions inconsistent with the Christian faith they may take, or how grossly sinful
their lives have been. Yet, our generation was not the first to see Calvary as a defeat. “Which
none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory” (I Corinthians 2:8)
. Satan didn’t know (not being omniscient
as God is), or he would have opposed the crucifixion. The prophecies were there telling of
Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, but I doubt that Satan understood them. Calvary was a
defeat for Satan, and the resurrection sealed it forever!

It was not a defeat for Christ. He conquered death, hell and the grave! In Him we conquer all that
too, yes “we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us” (Romans 8:37). And He
loved us before the foundation of the world! Yes on that hill outside Jerusalem called Golgotha
(place of the skull); death came to Christ but could not hold Him. But, the death blow was given
to Christ’s enemies, and God will manifest that as it pleases Him.

For us it is our victory over death (I Corinthians 15:1-7).
For us it is our victory over the world (Galatians 6:14).
For us it is our victory over self (Galatians 2:20).
For us it our victory over the flesh (Galatians 5:24).
For us it is our victory over the devil (Colossians 2:15; cp. with Ephesians 6:12).


Marianne Lordi said...

Great reminder to us all, Charles. The cross is foolishness to those who are perishing. To us who believe, it is the aroma of life! Those who claim to be Christian to win votes will one day face the consequence of their facade. To be a Christian is to follow the ways of Christ. It appalls me the politicians who claim to be Christian and then vote on laws that totally pervert the ways of God! How do you vote for abortion rights including late term abortion and gay marriages and yet somehow claim Christ? That is hypocrisy to the fullest.

charles said...

Thanks Marianne, Yes those who are perishing think we are crazy. Oh what a field day Satan is having with so many. That is why we must be faithful to proclaim the truth. Man must hear and believe the truth, or else be eternally lost. As you said, most politicians have learned to play the game well. They declare Christianity, but don't live it. Oh how we need some honest political leaders today. We must keep preaching, and keep praying.