The Agony & Glory of the Cross (Charles Hodge Jr.)
The Agony & Glory of the Cross introduces readers to the most dramatic event in the history of mankind—the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. How are we to understand the magnitude of Jesus' dying on a cross for us so that we might be forgiven of our sins and go to heaven? What should be our response to such an unimaginable gift of sacrificial love? In his unique style, Charles Hodge looks at the events and the people surrounding Jesus' death and resurrection. His brief comments provoke deep thoughts about life and eternity. The book begins by retelling the story of the cross, and later chapters delve into the mystery of the cross and what it should mean for our lives. The author challenges readers to sort out the related ideas of salvation, sanctification, and glorification—and to discover how these deep concepts should lead us to worship God and to live as Christians.•How could the U.S. fit into God’s prophetic plan?
•Will America survive?
•Might the anti-Christ come from America?
•Could America’s addiction to oil be her undoing?
•Will America be destroyed by a nuclear attack?
•Could America fall from within as a result of moral corruption?
•Is America still a “blessed” nation?
•How should individual Christians respond to a world in chaos?
Regardless of America's final fate and the outcome of dire events at the end of the age, Hitchcock urges us to find our hope in a God who will not forsake us–no matter what cataclysms we experience on earth.