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Monday, March 26, 2018

Crime, punishment, and Christ's easy yoke

What Dostoyevsky’s Prostitute Can Teach Us About the Cross
Crime, punishment, and Christ's easy yoke.
Mark Galli
The cross of Christ has sometimes been compared to the electric chair or other forms of execution, meaning we are wise to remember that it was an instrument of death in the ancient world. The cross is also often used to prompt us to give ourselves sacrificially for him and others. But comparisons to other forms of execution can miss the deeper biblical teaching about the cross. And the cross is much more than an object lesson in how we should live. It’s very shape, it turns out, is not incidental ...
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