A cross not to bear

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

A won­der­ful chal­lenge has arisen for you, Chris­tian churches of Toko­roa.

Will you pour money and 14 tons of con­crete into build­ing a pa­gan idol – a cross to des­e­crate our cre­ator’s hill? Or will you do what Mes­siah, his dis­ci­ples and apos­tles would have done?

Would they not send the money down to their broth­ers and sis­ters in Kaiapoi to help them start their lives again?

No faith­ful prophet, dis­ci­ple or apos­tle, ever built crosses to re­mind them of Ya’hwe’s sac­ri­fice to re­store Adumkind to his par­adise king­dom. They pooled their money and sent it to re­lieve the suf­fer­ing of their peo­ple.

Chris­tians, your peo­ple are suf­fer­ing. Do not build a me­mo­rial to your lack of con­cern.

The cross is the prime sym­bol of Baby­lon. It is the T of Tam­muz, im­planted also in the Greek word chrios to cre­ate christos and Christ – an anointed one of Tam­muz. Will an ugly cross on our hill stand to judge you like an­cient Baby­lon and re­veal your hard pa­gan hearts?

Or can we all be proud of your churches by know­ing you did the de­cent Bib­li­cal thing? Abra­ham Cox


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