Book: The Second Half of the Cross by Barton Jahncategories: Book, Christian, Faith, God, Jesus, Inspirational, Religion, The Cross, Worldliness, Spiritual, Water Baptism, Discipleship, Truth, Christianity
Barton Jahnabout this book: When Abraham receives his calling to leave the city of Haran in the north and travel to Canaan the Land of Promise, with each step that Abraham takes God is displacing the normative life Abraham would have lived in Haran according to worldly conventional norms and thinking...with a new elevated life-script that will craft Abraham into the "father of faith" for millions of spiritual descendants as numerous as the night stars in the sky...beyond anything Abraham could have imagined or contrived ahead of time.
Through this initial introduction of a God-composed journey of faith...God is also defining the concept of biblical faith...which is unique and unlike anything in philosophy, religion, or literature. The concept of God displaces own sovereign will-and-way with an entirely different program...identified in this book as The Second Half of the Cross...is so far outside of and above the horizontal realm of worldly conventional normalcy and thinking that its origin cannot be explained by humanistic invention...it is a divine creation of God.
The first half of the cross of Christ covers the redemption of the sinner through the Passover Lamb of God...Jesus...on the cross of Calvary. But the second half of the cross is demonstrated in the Christian experience of believer's water baptism...where we go below the surface of the water with the old man of sin dead and buried...to rise up out of the water a new creature in Christ having Jesus installed upon the thrones of our lives...now in charge and the leader of the expedition through life.
I enjoyed writing this book very much. It is my first Christian book...after writing four building construction books published by McGraw-Hill 1995-98.
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