Why the cross?

1 Corinthians 1:18

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

The Palatine Museum in Rome has an infamous artifact, the Alexamenos Graffito. It is maybe the earliest anti-Christian graffiti, from around 200 AD. It depicts a man looking up to a crucified figure with the head of a donkey; with the inscription “Alexamenos worships his God.” Apparently, whoever graffitied this, knew a Christian named Alexamenos and it seems that he didn’t think too highly of Alexamenos’ “God.”

Whether it be ancient Rome or Modern America, Jesus is still mocked, isn’t he? Don’t many in our country see Christians as “foolish” or “uneducated”? But should we be surprised? The Bible tells us to expect as much.

Those who think they’re wise, yet reject Christ, are they actually wise? No, my friends, you are the wise ones. We believe in the powerful message of Jesus living, dying, and rising to save us from our sins. This message brought us to faith and saved us from the clutches of hell. This faith in Jesus is true wisdom and worth more than any accolade that the world could give us.

-Vicar V.