Why the Cross?
Why has the symbol of the cross remained so popular? Was there anything unique about the crucifixion of Jesus? Why was he put to death? What difference does the cross make today? Here is a booklet from best-selling author, John...
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Why has the symbol of the cross remained so popular? Was there anything unique about the crucifixion of Jesus? Why was he put to death? What difference does the cross make today? Here is a booklet from best-selling author, John Blanchard, that answers all these questions - and many more - and makes it clear that the death of Jesus is our only hope for forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Ideal for giving to unbelievers.The cross represents not the character, life or teaching of the founder of Christianity, but the gruesome way in which he was put to death while still in his early thirties. For millions today a cross has become little more than a charm or good luck bracelet, tattooed on their bodies or worn as jewellery. The huge gap between the original event and the current symbol therefore raises some massive questions.
Dr. Blanchard is an internationally known Christian author, he formed Popular Christian Apologetics, a project that involves writing, speaking, radio and television broadcasting and the production of a series of videotapes and audio-cassettes providing a rational defence of the Christian faith. The PCA project now takes up virtually all of his time, but he also preaches and teaches in other evangelistic and Bible teaching situations.His 24 books include two of the UK's most widely used evangelistic publications, Right with God and Ultimate Questions. Published in 2000, his 655-page volume Does God believe in Atheists? was voted 'Best Christian Book ' in the inaugural UK Christian Book Awards held in 2001.Dr. Blanchard is on the Board of Governors of Highland Theological College; is a Trustee and Life Vice-President of the Young Life; Patron of Liverpool City Mission; on the Council of Reference of the Brighton and Hove City Mission; and on the Board of Reference of Orphaids, and of Longhorsely Convention Christian.