Did you know that our doctrines are so Christ centered that we need not preach any other way? Let me share with you this concept. Every nation has a flag. America has flag. That flag stands for something. When you look at that flag it is supposed to represent what? Freedom, liberty, justice for all. Even though those words are not on the flag, that’s what it represents. The cross is heavens flag. It is the blood stained banner. So the devil understands if everything revolves around the cross, all he has to do is to manipulate the meaning of the cross and He’s got a people in his hand.
Do you realize that cross reveals that the wicked do not possess immortality? Very simple.
John 3:16 tells us, "for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son" - (that is the cross), that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Therefore beloved, when one is dead, they cannot have natural immortality whether they are wicked or not. You cannot have immortality unless you have Jesus Christ. It is a direct affront to the cross because the cross tells us that eternal life is available only through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. What many Christians are saying is that, no, you have eternal life no matter what. It is not just the cross that gives you eternal life. You are born naturally immortal. The cross denies that teaching. If you believe in the cross, then there is no way you can possibly accept this teaching. (Source: Based on the Audio sermon titled, The Cross and the Three Angels Messages by Ivor Myers)
- Are the dead really dead?