By Greg Laurie
“Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”
We adorn our churches with crosses, use them as fashion accessories, and even get into lawsuits over where we can display them. But I think our society has a lot of misconceptions about the cross today.
In the first century, the cross was a repulsive symbol. It was an incredibly horrible way to die. The Romans didn’t invent crucifixion, but they perfected it, so to speak. And they saved crucifixion for the worst of criminals.