Why were there three crosses and not four, not two, not one? Pastor Streeter addresses this question in his sermon. Here he tells us of the cross of rejection, the cross of reception, and the cross of redemption. (060409)
Acts 1:9-12: The Ascension of Christ is an important but often neglected doctrine of the Bible.Â In this sermon, Dr. Streeter points out how Christ’s Ascension is related to His finished work of redemption, to His intercessory work for the Christian, to His giving of spiritual gifts, and to His Second Coming. (810419)
17Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
18In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”
The Slaughter of the Innocents (probably several dozen children) was Satan’s attempt to prevent Christ from dying on the cross for our sins. Satan also made several other attempts to thwart God’s plan of redemption. Of course, all of Satan’s schemes failed, because God is far more powerful than the Devil. The Devil hates the cross work of Christ (i.e., Christ’s blood shed for sinners), and he attacks it relentlessly.