Life is filled with apparent contradictions. Upon entering a U.S. Airbase one
sees a large sign: Peace is our Profession. Well, actually war is their
profession, but one could argue that being prepared for war promotes peace. The
greatest of these seeming contradictions is the cross. Geoffrey R. King
described it well. “Here is a faith which offers to the world life …
and the badge of it is the symbol of death.” Of course, the apostle Paul
described it best in I Corinthians 1:23-25: What was a stumbling block to some
is a stepping stone to others. What seems foolish to men is in reality the
wisdom and power of God.


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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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