The Hinge of the Cross

This is a diagram of your history.

The first time I saw this Iwas in college at a Christian retreat in Latham Springs, Tx. The speaker made the point that at the cross man was rescued from his downward fall into oblivion, and through Christ’s life we are uplifted back up to God’s standard.

Thank God, there is a remedy called redemption. When redemption came, man did not need to go down anymore. After redemption man is changed and begins to ascend. As man continues to rise the day will come when he will again touch the one straight line. The day that line is reached is the day the kingdom will come. -Watchman Nee, ca. 1940.

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4 thoughts on “The Hinge of the Cross

  1. This is an enlightening post – I especially like the fact that we are not only rescued from the downward fall but also uplifted through Christ as our life.

  2. That’s right! Romans 5:10 is a great summary of God’s salvation on this. “If we being enemies of God, were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been reconciled.”

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