jtrhart

Christ’s Work On The Cross

In Jesus on December 2, 2007 at 10:05 pm

God in the WastelandI’m reading through David Wells’ excellent series and am currently on book two, God in the Wasteland, if you haven’t read through this series I would highly recommend his first book, No Place for Truth. God in the Wasteland lays down Wells’ arguments for the reform of the modern-(or post-modern if you will)day evangelical world, focusing more on what is currently being preached and taught in the church. But there is a short section on the work done on the cross that I wanted to share. On page 170, Wells says this:

While it is the case that God sustain nature and guides the destinies of nations, while he rules and overrules cultures that are heathen or secular, while his judgments are already experienced in the extent to which he gives men and women up to “the lusts of their hearts” to become slaved of their own emptiness and folly (Rom. 1:21-24), yet he deals with evil decisively only at the cross.

and then immediately adds:

Evil may in some instances be restrained or used to serve God’s purposes, but only in Christ’s death is it dethroned.

And I was thankful for men like David Wells and their desire to see the truth proclaimed in the church today and this is truth, that Christ has defeated death and there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1). Wells knows that the only way true reform can take place is if it begins at the cross, and that the only way to see what Christ has done for us on the cross is through careful study of the Scriptures.

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