Within a book called ‘Jesus and the Victory of God’ by N.T. Wright, published by SPCJ (2001) the writer tells us the reader on page 477 that ‘ Jesus’ Prophetic actions, stories, symbols and worldview answers are now before us.
Like wise the Cross always stands before us as a symbol of Grace in a world of darkness.
The Cross overlooking Benidorm
N. T. Wright continues to explain that:
Together they present a rounded picture of his mindset, his particular set of variations within the worldview of first-century Judaism. Like all such sketches of worldviews or mindsets, this one points beyond itself to the question of the subject’s aims and beliefs. With this, of course, we encounter yet more controversy.
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?Romans 10:8-14 (KJV)