Once again, the words of Russell Moore pierce my soul, resonating perfectly with what I’ve been learning over the past few days. In his latest blog post, he shares with us the message he preached at the SBTS Alumni Chapel. By way of introduction, he recalls a story of a woman who was caught in a storm and takes shelter inside a Catholic church. She saw the crucifixes and hated it. This wasn’t merely because she was a good Protestant, and disagreed with the representation of Christ still being on the cross. She didn’t object to the graphic nature of an image of a Man, our Lord, being crucified. She hated the crucifix because it reminded her of the physical suffering of Jesus. It hit too close to home. She wanted this Person who went through so much suffering to be nothing like her. She wanted a vapor.
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Like I said yesterday, I like Russell Moore. I liked him when I heard him speak at Criswell College some years ago. And I’ve followed his blog for some time now. I just finished reading his latest book, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ, and I am absolutely blown away.
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