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Cross plays a vital role

Dawn Gibson
Friday, April 18, 2014

THE symbol of the cross plays a vital role in the Easter season, says Divisional Superintendent Indian Division, Methodist Church Reverend Dr Immanuel Reuben.

Mr Reuben, in his Easter message, explained that about 2000 years ago, it would have been extremely difficult for one to wear a cross around their neck, let alone resurrect it on a building.

"In fact, if you had put a cross on top of a synagogue or if you had worn a cross around your neck, people would be horrified back in that day. In the days of the Lord Jesus Christ, the very mention of a cross meant a very painful form of death," he said.

"In those days, it was a symbol of one of the most brutal and one of the most disgraceful forms of death ever devised by man. Yet, the Bible tells us that the Lord Jesus Christ came into this world and died on a cross.

"We have been tracing the life of our Lord, trying to meet the real Jesus. We have gone all the way from His birth, His baptism, and His temptation, all the way to the transfiguration experience to the night in the garden of Gethsemane.

"From the manger to the cross, Jesus had been for 33 years in only one place at one time. He had humbled Himself, He had emptied Himself, and He had limited Himself. He was localised, operating in one place at a time."








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