“The well-intentioned fad of finding the Cross in every verse is eisegesis. Even Jesus didn’t do that! Never force a theology.”
- Rick Warren on Twitter
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“The cross reminds us that we are not going to be helped by power, [or theology], only by God’s laying aside His power for love of us. Power forces us to change; only love can move us to change. Power affects behavior; Love affects the heart. Christ on the cross is not a mere theological condition for salvation. He is God’s enduring Word to the world saying, ‘See how much I love you. See how you must love one another.’”
- Brennan Manning
If a church emphasizes the love of God, does that mean it is inherently superficial in their teaching? In this 4-min clip from his Easter Sunday message, David Gentleman explains why love — not doctrine, theology, or good works – is at the very center of the Christian faith.