The Cross of Christ – The passage in Philippians (KJV) 3:17-19 tells us “Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)” There are many facets to the statement “enemies of the cross of Christ” that can apply to us today. One example in America is the attack on any cross that is displayed on government property. People have sued to have these crosses removed because it offends them and their beliefs. These have used organizations like the ACLU to claim it violates the separation of church and state (which is a bold face lie, for no such statement exists in America’s founding documents). The lesson on August 6, 2006 teaches on this phenomenon and encourages all Christians to take a stand vs. standing by and letting the enemy advance. It uses a current story about a large cross in San Diego that has been sued to be removed from Mt. Soledad war memorial. The Cross of Christ There was a handout with this lesson.