For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
From the very beginning, the number one agenda of the enemies of Christ has been to cast a hideous shadow over the power and merits of the cross of Christ. Even now the battle and the controversies of the cross continue. We must take very serious heed not at any point in time to allow anyone, any doctrine, or experiences to blur the power and merits of the cross of Christ. Weakness or strength, defeat or victory depends on how tenaciously we hold the cross and its power.