Cross represents Jesus resurrection from death.
1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
If you believe the message of the cross you will be saved from the pull of depravity. The belief system will be based man’s intellect, intuition & institution. When this occurs we execute 100% earthly minded and 0 % in God’s ways.
1 John 2:15-17 MSG Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
Cross is a remedy from 100% earthly minded.