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Religion without a Cross

Author: Dave Arnold

Billy Graham, on The Hour of Decision, expressed, “It was my privilege to be the guest of the late Dag Hammarskjold at the United Nations Building in New York. He took me to the little room that has been designated a ‘prayer room’. I went into the semidarkness. There was something missing. Immediately, I recognized that there was no cross in that room.”

“-Here was religion without a cross…a testimony that the nations of the world are deeply religious, but have not yet come to the point where they are willing to accept Christ and Him crucified. Thus, the world stumbles blindly on toward eventual judgment and destruction, not realizing that they are rejecting Christ and Him crucified, which is the only possible hope for salvation.”1

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18).

“Many who wear the cross never think of the Christ of the cross.”2

1. The Wit and Wisdom of Billy Graham, Edited and Compiled by Bill Adler, Published in New York by Random House, Inc., and simultaneously in Toronto, Canada, by Random House of Canada Limited, Copyright 1967, “The Cross and Its Power,” The Hour of Decision1958.

2. Pulpit Helps, Chattanooga, TN: AMG International, March 1998 (Our Daily Bread)

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