Friday, March 21, 2008

Which Cross do you believe in?

The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it.
–A. W. Tozer
HT - T19


Ben said...

I have to admit that I'm pretty stoked that you quoted Tozer. He's my favorite non-church father.

- ben

Ed said...

I'm just confused by this quote. What is this "new cross" it speaks of? The old one sounds like the Roman cross, maybe?

Matt Perkins said...

Edly, for some reason I didn't see your comment/question until today. I would say the "old cross" is simply the cross, that is, the cross in reality. The "new cross" is what watered-down seeker-sensitive "christianity" has made it into - an excuse for sin or as it seems Tozer would say a form of entertainment - kind of brings to mind much of evangelical megachurch "worship" does it not? So maybe I don't totally understand what Tozer meant either, I still like it though. Got a problem with that??? =)

Ed said...

So when did Tozer write? What sort of man was he? I must confess, I know next to nothing about him.

Matt Perkins said...

Ed, do you not have wikipedia?