Originally Posted by THE W
the mentality behind the cross is God displaying the characteristics of sovereignty, holiness, justice, goodness, lovingkindness, mercy, and graciousness. the cross symbolizes the salvific(sp?) work of Christ taking the punishment for the sins of God's elect people in preparing those elect people for eternal life with God in heaven.
as far as drinking jesus blood and eating his flesh,
those who partake in jesus' flesh and blood receive life from Christ.
Maybe you did not pay attention to what I wrote. A cross is used to nail people to it and hold them there til they pass away. Where is the "sovereignty, holiness, justice, goodness, lovingkindness, mercy, and graciousness" in that????? If you see goodness in that, then there's a problem with the way you see.
Is a man being punished for the sins of others fair? What if humans punished some for the crimes of others. Does this sound like justice to you?????