The Cross Has Practical Meaning

John Howard Yoder’s The Politics of Jesus is a very serious book of Bible study.

Here’s a major point of the book in one of its reiterations (p 125).

The “cross” of Jesus was a political punishment;

and when Christians are made to suffer by government it is usually because of the practical import of their faith, and the doubt they cast upon the rulers’ claim to be “Benefactor.”

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