Title GOSPEL OF THE CROSS [LARGE PRINT] $12.99 SALE $7.99
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17 CHAPTERS."The cross stands between two worlds. It marks the dividing line between the kingdoms of this world and the Kingdom of Heaven. They are essentially different, and mutually exclusive. To belong to either shuts out from the other. Those who are of the world are alien to the spiritual kingdom, and those who are of the spiritual kingdom are crucified to the world. “If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." The emblem of the world is a goblet; the sign of the kingdom of God is a cross. The principle of the world-kingdom is self-gratification, and its realm is the flesh; the principle of the Heavenly Kingdom is self-crucifixion, and its realm is the Spirit. The cross divides. On one side is the world, and on the other is the Kingdom of God. All on the heavenly side bear the sign of the cross, and have passed through an experience by which they have been crucified unto the world and the world crucified unto them. None but cross-bearers are of the Kingdom of heaven. It is the seal of citizenship, and the badge of Christian discipleship...It is of the world-system and the world-spirit that the New Testament speaks in condemnation. The world of nature is good, the world system and the world-people are evil... It is “the present evil world” of which Satan is Prince, and in which Christ is crucified... The world in which Satan is prince, ruler, god, is the world from which Christ’s disciples are to be separate, and to keep themselves unspotted. It is the world-system, dominated by the world-spirit... To be its friend is to be the enemy of God... To escape it, there must be the death of the cross, a crucifixion to the world, and a crucifixion of the world."