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The Sabbath and the Cross

We are reconciled to God by the death of Christ, and saved by His life. The life, which does this, is the life from which all created things came, and by which they exist. The power of redemption is the power of creation, and that is the power of the life of Christ. The Sabbath is a great memorial of the wonderful works of God, which are the measure of His graciousness. He gave it that we might know that He is the Lord that sanctifies us.

The Meaning of the Cross

Ellet J. Waggoner

The Cross is the demonstration of the power of God and of the inability of man.

The Cross is not just a singular event that happened about 2000 years ago.  Revelation 13.8 "the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world."

At creation God breathed out the breath of life into man; at the cross, Jesus breathed out His endless life that we might breathe it in.

The Everlasting Covenant

A correct understanding of the Covenants is vital to a correct understanding of the Gospel of Jesus.  The new Covenant is God's one-way-promise to us whereas the Old Covenant is the people's promise to do only what God is capable of doing.  This Old Covenant is worthless and leads to only death.  Man cannot fulfill God's promise - only God can.

Many rebel against the idea that ALL must be received as a gift; our efforts do not contribute one iota towards our salvation.