The Cross and the Crucifix

Ellet J. Waggoner

“It is painful to notice in visiting churches throughout the country how frequently a cross is to be seen above the communion table; in fact, it now seems to be considered the correct thing, much to the advantage of the manufacturer and seller of such articles, if to no one else. If the doctrine of the cross were only better understood the dealers in these wares would have little occupation.”

Creation and the Cross

Ellet J. Waggoner
The eternal power of God is clearly seen in the things that He has made. Romans 1:20. Creation is the measure of God’s power. Not that anyone save God can measure it, because it is infinite; but the power manifested in creation is the same power that saves men from sin. Romans 1:16, 17. So, the Gospel is simply creative power applied to sinful men. (See Ephesians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17). But the preaching of the cross is also the power of God.

The Obedience of Faith

[The relationship between faith and works is often misunderstood, especially if one finds they are still approaching the Gospel with an Armianian mind set.  Ellet J. Waggoner expalins this relationship clearly and brings hope to the one that has become discouraged in all their attempts to make themselves right with God. D. Peters]

"The great characteristic of faith is, that it works. We do not mean that works are attached to it, but works come from it."