kal-el said:Why do some people say that the "cross" is a symbol of Jesus Christ? I would think that if he returned, that would be the Last thing he would want to see.
leejosepho said:The Messiah died on a stake, not a cross, and yes, there is certainly no reason for anyone to ever look toward one again.
Some people say the cross is a symbol of Jesus Christ as part of (or because of) Christianity's deception of those very same and even other people.
gdalton said:The cross simply represents the sacrifice of Jesus, it's just a reminder for believers of his death for their sins.
gdalton said:The point is people who believe in Jesus and his sacrifice use the cross as a reminder of what he did for them. It has nothing to do with how many people died or by what means, it's simply a reminder for the faithful. Look, during the time of Jesus the church’s were run quite differently then today, for instance if you wanted to make tithing you had to exchange your money for blessed money or the church wouldn't except it and in order to be forgiven of you sins you could not ask god yourself (because you were a sinner) you had use a priest as an intermediary (because they told everyone they were pure) there for given all power of forgiveness over to the church. Jesus died so his followers would have a direct link with God and would never need to use a priest to ask for forgiveness. Although a lot of church goers today are ignorant of this history they still use the cross as a symbol of what Jesus did.
kal-el said:I feel that a cross is Not the Christ. A piece of wood in the shape of a cross means nothing. I don't believe that you have to bow down and worship a worthless piece of wood or metal to follow Jesus. Or for that matter, belong to a church. As these religious teachers are simply modern day "pharisees" and "saducees."
sitegod said:the Cross isnt the symbol of Christianity, the Crucifix is. the one with the body on. its a morbid reminder of jesus dying and what for...
yeah well... Crucifix is the whole "official" symbol.. the cross is just an identifier of what it is..kal-el said:You could have fooled me. I was born at night, but not last night, ok? How come every single place of worship has a cross centered directly on top of the building?