Welcome to CrossLights
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (2 Cor. 4:6).
By indirectly casting light on its subject, a crosslight crosses the path of another and illuminates what remains dark or obscure. In communication, it is an appropriate metaphor for a perspective that aids in comprehension.
Accordingly, this site is committed to the proposition that in a civilization where worldviews and ideologies can offer only lies and shadows of reality, the truth of God is rightly perceived only through the light that emanates from cross of Christ.
About CrossLights & CrossLight Publications
After receiving Christ in 1971 during the Jesus movement, I began my Christian service at the ripe young age of 20 with an evangelistic outreach in the Detroit area. Now a retired business professional, my wife Judy and I reside in Utica, Michigan. I have been blessed to serve the body of Christ as an associate pastor, church elder, Bible teacher, and church administrator. Today, I'm a husband, father, grandfather, and Christian author. Judy and I have three amazing married children and six grandchildren.
I encourage you to read a compelling testimony of God's incredible faithfulness under the My Story menu option. You'll also find posted insights into biblical topics under Bible Crosslights. Guest contributors will occasionally offer interesting articles as well. The Contact page provides a form through which you're welcome to email a comment if you so choose.
By the grace of God, I've also had the privilege of publishing a couple of books, which are now produced under my own banner, which is CrossLight Publications. Please have a look. Descriptions and purchase options are below.
I'm Marc Paladino.
The Threshold of Exile:
You’re invited to learn how a vast amount of the New Testament’s eschatological material is linked directly to the Old Testament prophets. Jesus, his apostles, and the New Testament authors extracted those ancient texts, together with their imagery and linguistic style, and presented them to the Jewish nation in their own day. They served as a warning that the tragic consequences of their history, especially those of the sixth century BC, were about to be repeated in their own generation. This book will take readers on a journey of discovery, a journey that may fundamentally transform our understanding of the New Testament’s prophetic outlook while underscoring the universal impact of the cross and the new, enduring biblical economy under the reign of our Savior and King, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Updated Paperback Edition Coming Soon in 2024
After the Walls Came Down:
Discovering Contemporary Relevance in the Visions of Zechariah 1-6 (Paperback: 2011 Master Press)
This book unpacks the visions in the first half of the prophet's great book, presenting them as remarkable visionary journey. The reader is brought into the world of the early, post-exilic era of Old Testament history when the Israelites were facing a reorientation to life in the land of promise after their release from the Babylonian exile. In addition to the historical and theological interpretation of the period, you'll discover contemporary applications of the lessons conveyed in Zechariah's strange visionary experiences. I also bring them to bear on my own personal testimony of how God uses crisis to transform his people into the image of his glorious son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
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