By Tom Quiner
“It’s all good.”
This is one of those phrases I hear these days.
Or … “I’m okay, you’re okay.”
Or … “It’ll all work out in the end.”
At their essence, these catch phrases suggest that sin isn’t that big a deal.
It’s all good. No, it’s not.
I’m okay, you’re okay. No, I’m not nor are you.
It’ll all work out in the end. No it won’t, not if we don’t seek the cure for our addiction to sin.
And there is but one cure: the cross.
I know, today’s Secular Humanists like to claim that all religions are good and each have their own truths.
No, that is not correct. There is one Truth: either Jesus was the Christ, the son of God, who bought our freedom by dying on the cross for our sins and destroying death by rising from the dead … or he wasn’t, and didn’t.
Specifically, if Jesus didn’t rise after dying on the cross, Christianity has no meaning. It is a sham religion, and sin isn’t a big deal.
Bishop Robert Barron comments on a new book simply titled, “The Crucifixion.” It is written by Episcopal priest, Fleming Rutledge. The commentary grabs us by the shirt and shakes us to our core by emphasizing that the cross was a very big deal.
Protestants and Catholics alike need to have the message knocked into our heads time and time again: the cross isn’t a nice symbol or pretty piece of jewelry. It is ugly. It is horrible. It represents evil. But it also represents victory of love over hate, hope over despair, salvation vs. death.
Invest nine minutes in your faith. Watch the video. You may even want to get Ms. Rutledge’s book.