The Work of the Cross of Jesus Christ was the most important event that has happened in the history of fallen mankind.
Without the Cross of Christ, no flesh, out of fallen mankind, would be justified.
Romans 3:20 There would be no possibility of anyone being saved without the Cross of Christ.
No one comes to God except through the Cross of Jesus Christ. John 6:44,65,
This makes the Cross of Christ the most important event in history of mankind. Hebrews 9:22
The Word was God and with God became flesh John 1:1-3,14,18 and died for the people that were lost that he came to seek and to save; without any effort or contribution from those people He represented; people that were chosen unconditionally from before the foundation of the world.
Luke 9:10, Romans 3:24, Ephesians 1:4, Romans 9:11, Romans 9:16, Romans 4:3-8
Salvation is a complete and total free gift of God conditioned on Jesus Christ’s work on the cross shedding His blood as payment for His people’s sin and His imputed righteousness charged unconditionally to His people’s account through the gift of faith in the Gospel of Christ. Romans 3 Romans 4:3-8, Ephesians 2:8-10
The Bible says you are able to judge false prophets and false teachers from whatever comes out of their mouth. We are commanded to judge if we are christians because we have to determine the true from the false. Luke 6:43-45, Matthew 7:15, 2 Corinthians 11:13-14, Galatians 1:8, John 7:24, 2 John 9-11
What comes out of the mouth is the result of what comes out of the heart and false prophets have not received a new heart that has received the revelation or shining into the heart from God of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6, Luke 6:45, Matthew 7:18-20, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Ezekiel 36:26, John 3:3-8
Pope Francis Quote: “ …and if at times our efforts and works seem to fail and not produce fruit we need to remember that we are followers of Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, The failure of the cross”
The good man brings forth the good thing out of the good treasure of his heart. And the evil man brings forth the evil thing out of the evil treasure of his heart, for his mouth speaks out of the abundance of his heart.
1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not (God) of confusion, but of peace, as in all the assemblies (the called out ones) of the saints.
Is Pope Francis comparing our lack of fruit from our works with the lack of fruit from Christ’s work on the cross by calling the Cross of Christ a failure, humanly speaking?
Does Pope Francis think salvation comes by our works by saying The Cross of Christ, humanly speaking, was a failure?
Being a perfect sinless human sacrifice and imputing His righteousness to His people securing the salvation of His people is the Gospel.
So, I would have to say anyone that doesn’t consider the cross to be the most important event in history and or a success, humanly speaking, is deficient of a newly generated heart and spirit from above, or in other words, from God John 3-3-8, 2 Corinthians 4:6
Mark 16:16... says… The believing (The Gospel) and being baptized will be saved but the not believing will be condemned.
The apostle Paul said in
1 Corinthians 2:2, Hebrews 9:22 without the shedding of blood…. The Cross of Christ there is no forgiveness of sin and that he, The Apostle Paul, decided not to know anything among them except Jesus Christ, and Him being crucified.
Considering Popery has and continues to support the worship of Mary contrary to scripture , making statues of Mary, praying to statues of Mary, praying to Mary, and making Mary sinless, which is giving worth to Mary that only belongs to God through Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man, their works show them to be idol worshippers and from scripture, idol worshippers will not inherit the kingdom of God; and this is all in addition to the strange fruit that comes out of their mouths which comes out of the heart which doesn’t appear to be yet renewed from above unto belief of the truth. Jehovah Jesus will not share His glory with anyone. Isaiah 42:8, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Luke 6:45, 1 Timothy 2:5
My Bible says the cross secured the salvation of His people (Fruit); which is a lot of Fruit. John 10, Revelation 7:9, John 6:37-44, 1 Corinthians 1:18, Matthew 1:21
1 Corinthians 1:18-19
For the Word of the cross is foolishness to the ones perishing, but to us being saved it is the power of God.
19 For it has been written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the understanding (ones)
God predestinated and predetermined the time, the place and by whom Jesus would be nailed to the cross for the good of His people being saved. (Fruit) John 6:37-44
God is in control of all thoughts and actions and He turns the hearts of kings in whatever direction He desires. God caused the crucifixion (Cross of Christ) for the good of His people. God does all that he desires. Psalm 115:3, Psalm 135:6, Proverbs 21:1
The Cross of Christ was not only the most important event in history but had the predetermined, predestinated guarantee of God to produce the most secure and definite fruit, the promised salvation of His people.
this One given up by the before determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you having taken by lawless hands, having crucified Him, you killed Him.
24 But God raised Him up, loosening the throes of death, because it was not pos- sible for Him to be held by it.
And this is the will of the Father sending Me, that of all that He has given Me, I shall not lose any of it, but shall raise it up in the last day
Since it is the will of the Father that Jesus Christ will not lose any of the ones the Father has given Him and that He will raise them up in the last day, we can safely say that the Cross of Christ produced much FRUIT, humanly speaking, since Jesus Christ was both God and Man (human).
God is Love and the greatest act of Love from God was the sacrifice, The Cross of Jesus Christ, The Son of God, humanly speaking, the fruit that guarantees the salvation of His people that he promised to save. We love Him because He first loved us. That love is the fruit of the cross of Jesus Christ
Matthew 1:21, 1 John 4:19
God’s unconditionally chosen people come from every nation, even tribes, and people’s and languages
After these things I saw, and behold, a large multitude which no one was able to number them, out of every nation, even tribes and peoples and languages, standing in front of the throne, and be- fore the Lamb, having been clothed with white robes, and in their hands palm branches.