Monday, July 25, 2011

The scandal of the cross vs. mass murderers

Jared C. Wilson has written a provocative little piece called "That Irritating Feeling, That Twinge? That's the Scandal of the Cross". Here's the hook:
If this vicious murderer in Norway repents of his sins and trusts in Jesus' saving work on his behalf, when he goes to his grave he will be welcomed into the arms of the Father like a beloved child.

If this bothers me, it is because I have forgotten most of the Psalms and most of the New Testament were written by murderers.

And it is because I consider myself a better judge than God.

And it is because I have forgotten that I deserve the same fate as this horrid beast. Or I think I do not face this fate because of some comparative goodness of my own.

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