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Should a Christian Wear a Cross?

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Should a Christian Wear a Cross?

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Many people wear or display crosses in their homes to commemorate the death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But does God's word instruct us to do so? In this Bible Study we'll examine what the cross was, what the origin of it as a religious symbol are and how it is Christians are truly identified.

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  • Chris westrick
    There were some really good points made in this Bible Study, but I do have a couple of questiongs. Regarding the 1st reason not to wear a cross, can symbols change...I know I was told that the Nazi symbol once was a positive symbol pre Hitler, and a good symbol turned into a bad one. couldn't that work the other way? 2nd question, about it being pagan, If we have to stay away from everything pagon shouldn't we stop using the days of the week? Thanks.
  • Dan Preston
    Hi Chris, good questions. While things do change meaning over time, they often still remain connected to the original symbol, no matter how much we try to change their symbolism. Yes, the Nazi symbol was once a sign of 'good luck.' But no matter what, it will always be associated with evil now. In the case of the cross, no matter how much we might insist that a cross is a Christian symbol, God would surely know it was not. He knows its origin and to wear or pray to it would be contrary to how He commands us to worship Him and be an insult to Him. In regards to the days of the week, even though I might say the word 'Sunday', I am not trying to worship that day, or trying to honor it as a god. Just like it is not wrong to say the word 'cross' when describing what Jesus died on, it is not wrong to say the word 'Tuesday', if we're using it to describe a day of the week. In addition, it would be difficult to function in our society if we refused to use the names of the day everyone is familiar with. I hope this is helpful, and if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask!
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