The Backside and the Frontside of the Cross

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Backside and the Frontside of the Cross

Living on the backside of the cross, the unbeliever is unable to live with even the slightest ray of hope in the light of their conscience which screams at their sin.

Only the believer, living on the frontside of the cross, can behold both a just God, who is angry at them for their sin (as a Father is toward his disobedient children for their sin), and a gracious God, who is also their advocate in the person of Jesus Christ.

A thought adapted from a similar thought by John Piper at the Desiring God Regional Conference, August 18-19, 2005. Piper was speaking to the subject of how to fight for joy through getting 'gusty' with our guilt.

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