A Cat and Dog Look at the Cross
By Bob Sjogren and Kevin Kimbrough
(formerly entitled The Other Side of the Cross)
Why did Christ die? To forgive us for our sin, right? Well, that's true, but it's also incomplete. Belief in only this partial truth causes conflict and confusion among God's people, and it limits the depth of our understanding of God and His work.
There are several key reasons Christ went to the cross. All of them focus on the glory of his Father. If the glory of God is primary, it changes everything in our relationship with Him. And if Christ suffered for the Father's glory, then we should be willing to suffer as well.
Rethink the cross, and rethink your purpose.