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THE GLORY OF THE CROSS

By Samuel M. Zwemer

MARSHALL, MORGAN & SCOTT, LTD.

LONDON AND EDINBURGH

1938

CHAPTER ONE

"FIRST OF ALL . . . CHRIST DIED"

"As there is only One GOD so there can be only one Gospel. If GOD has really done something

in CHRIST on which the salvation of the world depends, and if He has made it known, then it is

a Christian duty to be intolerant of everything which ignores, denies, or explains it away. The

man who perverts it is the worst enemy of GOD and men; and it is not bad temper or narrowmindedness

in Paul which explains this vehement language (Galatians 1:8), it is the jealousy of

GOD which has kindled in a soul redeemed by the death of CHRIST a corresponding jealousy

for the Saviour. Intolerance like this is an essential element in the true religion. Intolerance in

this sense has its counterpart in comprehension; it is when we have the only Gospel, and not till

then, that we have the Gospel for all." -- James Denney in

The Death of CHRIST.

"

I delivered unto you first of all," says Paul in the First Epistle to the Corinthian Church, "that

which I also received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures

" (I

Corinthians 15:3). The attentive reader will note from the context (as Dr. Moffatt does most

emphatically show) that this is the heart of Paul's message, the centre of his teaching, his one and

only Gospel. In this passage and its context, the word Gospel is repeated four times in

introducing the statement of what the good news really is. Paul says he received it not primarily

and only from members of the primitive Church, but by direct revelation: "

But when it pleased

God, who separated me from my mothers womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his

Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with

flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me;

but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three years I went

up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw

I none, save James the Lords brother

" (Galatians 1:15-19).

That Church, therefore, as well as Paul himself, believed that the first and fundamental truth of

Christianity was the death of CHRIST for our sins; and Paul must have received and taught this

truth within seven years -- according to other chronologies, within even a shorter period -- after

the death of JESUS.

The death of CHRIST on the Cross is to Paul of the first importance and the weightiest article of

his faith. It is fundamental. It is the keystone of the arch, the cornerstone of the temple of truth.

That this is true is evident from the place the death of CHRIST occupies in the Scriptures, in the

apostolic message, in the two ordinances as administered by the Church, and in the earliest as

well as the latest Christian hymnody. The evidence is cumulative and overwhelming. The Cross

is not only the universal symbol of Christianity, it is its universal and unmistakable message. It is

the very heart of the Gospel -- the word quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword; for

nothing convicts of sin like the Cross.

There we can see "our secret sins in the light of His countenance" whose eyes are as a flame of

fire. Listen to Bishop Lancelot Andrewes as he pours out his heart in private devotion before the

Cross: --

"Thou who didst deign that Thy glorious head should be wounded:

Forgive thereby whatsoever by the senses of my head I have sinned;

That Thy holy hands should be pierced:

Forgive thereby whatever I have done amiss

By unlawful touch, or unlawful act;

That Thy precious side should be opened:

Forgive thereby whatever I have offended

By lawless thoughts in the ardour of passion;

That Thy blessed feet should be riven:

Forgive thereby whatever I have done

By the means of feet swift to evil;

That Thy whole body should be extended:

Forgive thereby whatever iniquity I have committed

By the help of any of my members.

And I too, O Lord, am wounded in soul;

Behold the multitude, the length, the breadth, the depth of my wounds;

And by Thine heal mine."

The Cross of CHRIST is the searchlight of GOD.

It reveals GOD's love and man's sin;

GOD's power and man's helplessness,

GOD's holiness and man's pollution.

As the altar and propitiation are "first of all" in the Old Testament, so the Cross and the

Atonement are "first of all" in the New. There is a straight line from every point in the

circumference of a circle to the centre. So the Old Testament and the New Testament doctrine of

salvation in all its wide circumference and with all it includes of a new heart and a new society,

and a new Heaven and a new earth, leads back in a straight line to the centre of all -- The Lamb

that was slain before the foundation of the world.

Consider the place the story of the Crucifixion occupies in the New Testament. It is mentioned in

every book save in three short Epistles, Philemon and the Second and Third of John.

The synoptic Gospels devote more space proportionately to it than to any other aspect of

CHRIST's life or teaching.

Matthew (not to speak of the many passages where CHRIST's death is foretold) relates the

tragedy in two long chapters of one hundred and forty-one verses.

Mark gives one hundred and nineteen verses to the story; two chapters and they are the longest

out of sixteen.

Luke also devotes two long chapters to describe the arrest and crucifixion.

Nearly one half of John's Gospel deals with Passion week.

In the Book of Acts all the preaching centres in the death and resurrection of our Lord. This is

the Good News of the Gospel. "

To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by

many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining

to the kingdom of God

" (i. 3). The climax of Peter's sermon at Pentecost was JESUS "Him,

being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and

by wicked hands have crucified and slain

" (Acts 2:23), crucified and slain "by wicked

hands

." "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that

same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ

" (2:36). Again, in the temple,

Peter has the same message: "

But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a

murderer to be granted unto you; And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised

from the dead; whereof we are witnesses

" (Acts 3:14-15).

"

All the prophets," Peter claims, "showed . . . that Christ should suffer," but "Unto you first

God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of

you from his iniquities

" (3:18, 26). The next day he came back to the theme, "Jesus Christ of

Nazareth, whom ye crucified

" (4:10). In the first ritual prayer of the early Church: "For of a

truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius

Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together

" (4:27) there is

again reference to the passion and death of "

Thy holy child Jesus."

The result of such a message is expressed in words that leave no doubt as to its content: "

Saying,

Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye

have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this mans blood upon us

"

(5:28).

But the apostles answered, "

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and

hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour,

for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins

" (5:29).

Stephen's defence had for its peroration the death of JESUS; followed by his own swift

martyrdom: "

Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the

Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers

persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One;

of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received the law by the

disposition of angels, and have not kept it. When they heard these things, they were cut to

the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth

" (7:51-54).

Philip opened his mouth and, from Isaiah 53, he preached the death of CHRIST to the Ethiopian

eunuch as the good tidings: "

Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture,

and preached unto him Jesus

" (8:35).

Cornelius received the same message about One "

Him God raised up the third day, and

showed him openly

" (10:40).

Paul at Antioch tells of JESUS "

And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired

they Pilate that he should be slain. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him,

they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre

" (Acts 13:28-29).

At Thessalonica for three sabbaths Paul reasoned from the Old Testament Scriptures "

Opening

and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that

this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ

(17:3).

At Athens he preached the death and resurrection of CHRIST: "

Because he hath appointed a

day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath

ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from

the dead

" (17:31);

at Corinth he said: "

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ,

and him crucified.

"

He uses as synonyms for the Gospel, "

the preaching of the Cross" (I Corinthians 1:18) or "the

word of reconciliation

" (II Corinthians 5:19).

Festus describes Paul's message as being concerned about ". . .

one Jesus, which was dead,

whom Paul affirmed to be alive

" (Acts 25:19). In his defence before Festus, Paul says that he

has no other message, "

Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day,

witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets

and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first

that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles

"

(26:22-23).

In the Epistles of Paul we are embarrassed by the wealth of evidence and the abundance of proof

that his one message was the Cross and the Atonement. He had been preaching the Good news

for fifteen years before any of his New Testament Epistles were written. We cannot discover any

change of emphasis between the earliest and the latest Epistle in this respect.

It is the heart of his message to the Romans as to the Thessalonians.

To the Galatian Church he mentions in his prologue that "

Jesus Christ gave himself for our

sins

," and (after a few sentences) he bursts out with indignation: "Though we, or an angel from

heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let

him be accursed

" (Galatians 1:8).

That Calvary and not Bethlehem is the focus of Paul's Gospel is evident from all his Epistles.

The incarnation was in order that there might be an atonement. The Cross is supreme and crucial

to GOD, to man, and to the universe.

"

When we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." "Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ

that died

." "We preach Christ crucified . . . because the foolishness of God is wiser than

men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men

." "The Church of God purchased by

his own blood

."

All Christians when they drink the Cup are "

to proclaim the Lord's death till He come." "But

God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the

world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world

" (Galatians 6:14).

CHRIST is the beloved in whom we have our redemption through his blood. This is the mystery

of the ages, the manifold wisdom of GOD, and revealed to principalities and powers through the

Church.

Those who are "

the enemies of the Cross of Christ," Paul tells us with tears, glory in their

shame and their end is perdition. In all things CHRIST must have the pre-eminence because He

is our redemption and the forgiveness of our sins (Colossians 1:18) through the blood of His

Cross.

The Cross is the centre of the universe and of history. It will yet witness the reconciliation of all

things upon the earth or things in the heavens through His blood: "

And, having made peace

through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say,

whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven

" (Colossians 1:20).

In the Epistle to the Hebrews the death of CHRIST (Himself the priest, the victim and the altar)

is so prominent that we need give no references.

He is the great HIGH PRIEST "

For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of

the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the

sacrifice of himself

."

The blood of JESUS is the blood of the covenant.

JESUS is the AUTHOR and FINISHER of our faith because He endured the Cross. His blood of

sprinkling speaketh better things than that of Abel -- it is the blood of an eternal covenant, shed

by the great SHEPHERD of the sheep.

Peter's Epistles echo his earliest preaching and are full of references to the sufferings of CHRIST

"

who his own self bare our sins in his body on the tree ... by whose stripes we are healed" (I

Peter 2:24).

Finally, in John's Epistle and in the Revelation the Cross is still supreme. Through it JESUS

CHRIST is "

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the

sins of the whole world

" (I John 2:2). "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid

down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren

" (I John 3:16).

"

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and

the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in

his own blood

" (Revelation 1:5). "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see

him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of

him. Even so, Amen

" (Revelation 1:7).

The two ordinances Church both have direct reference to the death of CHRIST for our sins. This

is evident not only from the words of their institution in the New Testament but from the many

liturgies used in their administration. Here, again, we may say that "first of all" they teach

CHRIST's atoning death. Baptism is the rite of initiation into the Christian Church. The New

Testament nowhere speaks of unbaptized Christians, and these primitive believers knew what

Paul meant when he said that all those "

who were baptized were baptized into his death."

The remission of sins and baptism were closely associated in their minds with the water and the

blood that flowed from CHRIST's riven side -- not from the water in a baptismal tub. Both

ordinances were intended to convey the message of the Gospel in unmistakable symbolism. As

long as they hold their place in the Church, they are, in spite of all that has been added by ritual

and superstition, a witness to the saving significance of CHRIST's death, its vicarious nature, its

necessity, and its crucial character. The early Church "

continued steadfastly . . . in the

breaking of bread

" (Acts 2:42) because by it they desired to proclaim CHRIST's death and the

forgiveness of sins through His blood. It is the communion of His body and blood: "

The cup of

blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which

we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

" (I Corinthians 10:16), the sharing

of His SPIRIT: "

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or

Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit

" (I

Corinthians 12:13), the remission of sins: "

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is

shed for many for the remission of sins

" (Matthew 26:28), the blotting out of debts: "Blotting

out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took

it out of the way, nailing it to his cross

" (Colossians 2:14), the cleansing of all stains: "How

much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself

without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

"

(Hebrews 9:14). This made the breaking of bread so precious to the early Church and to all the

Churches for nineteen centuries.

When we turn from liturgy to hymnology we have the same testimony. In the earliest Latin and

Greek hymns, in those of the Coptic and Armenian Churches, as well as in those of the Churches

of the Reformation, the Cross is "first of all," and the passion of our Lord the inspiration. It is in

the hymns of the Church that we find a unity and a depth of theology that is sometimes absent

even in the creeds.

"

Worthy is the Lamb that hath been slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and

might and honour and glory and blessing

." The Lamb is in the midst of the throne. Every

created thing joins in the Hallelujah Chorus.

Little children in many lands and languages sing the very heart of the Gospel: --

"JESUS loves me, He who died

Heaven's gate to open wide.

He will wash away my sin,

Let His little child come in."

It is the same message that the great mystic, Bernard, put in glorious lines: --

"Properter mortem quam tulisti

Quando pro me defecisti

Cordis mei cor dilectum

In te meum fer affectum."

What a large proportion of the hymns of the Church are passion hymns or an interpretation of the

atonement made on the Cross! Who can forget the rendering into so many languages of "O haupt

voll Blut and Wunden" or the pathos of its melody as sung by German Christians? The Stabat

Mater Delorosa belongs not to the Latin Church but to all true believers who have stood beside

Mary at the Cross.

"Just as I am without one plea,"

"When I survey the wondrous Cross,"

"There is a fountain filled with blood,"

"Rock of ages cleft for me,"

-- and many others familiar to us all, make CHRIST's death the great theme.

"JESUS paid it all,"

"What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of JESUS."

"Nothing in my hand I bring,

Simply to Thy Cross I cling;

Naked come to Thee for dress,

Helpless look to Thee for grace;

For I to the fountain fly,

Wash me, Saviour, or I die."

If JESUS of Nazareth were merely man and not, as He is, the Son of GOD and our Saviour, His

tragic death would still be the greatest event in human history.

The wealth of detail given in the contemporaneous records of His suffering and crucifixion;

the dreadful accompaniments in the realm of nature;

the seven words from the Cross;

the effect on those who saw it and on all ages and all nations,

-- all these clearly indicate its universal and cosmic import. We must not shift the emphasis.

The supreme event in the life of JESUS, and to JESUS Himself, was His death on the Cross for

sin. The words of James Denney are none too strong: "

If the atonement, quite apart from

precise definitions of it, is anything to the mind it is everything. It is the most profound of

all truths and the most creative. It determines more than anything else our conception of

GOD, of man, of history, and even of nature. It determines them, for we must bring them

all in some way into accord with it. It is the inspiration of all thought, the key in the last

resort to all suffering. The Atonement is a reality of such a sort that it can make no

compromise. For the modern mind, therefore, as for the ancient, the attraction and the

repulsion of Christianity are concentrated in the same point. The Cross of CHRIST is

man's only glory or it is his final stumbling-block

."

~ end of chapter 1 ~

***



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