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Sorrowfully Crucifying Love

Are not we a strange people in some manner? We can give praise to the Son of God, lay palms upon His path, and then soon after shout out to crucify the same Son of God we praised? Isn't it strange that as a Pontius Pilate, we can say, "Take Him and crucify Him, for I found no fault in Him?" Is it not strange the doublemindedness and the confusion in the heart of man, doing just the opposite of what he sees to be true?

It is far beyond the ability of man to make any truthful decision without the conviction of the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. Man so often fails to see the strength of the atmospheric powers in their plan to crucify Love. Man himself continually partakes without even knowing the position he is playing.

If a man does not abandon his mind to God, he will continue to go against the plan of God in some way and join the plan of the devil. The devil does not even call you to be an active participant. Passivity would be just as acceptable as an all-out declaration against the Kingdom of God. A passive man will always have some type of compassion for Christ and His works but never join in for fear of losing his own life. Jesus said in Luke 23 that the people not lament and be sorrowful for Him because He was voluntarily dying and suffering for the guilty. Do not ever feel sorry for a true disciple of God, but feel sorry for yourself in godly repentance that you are at a loss in your eternal experience.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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