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Church History & Introduction of the Cross

Author
Grace O'neal
Date
2023-07-31 13:17
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The use of the cross as a symbol of the church or the erection of the cross is nowhere to be found in the New Testament which was written in the Apostolic Age. Then when did Christians start setting up the cross in the church?

According to a theological dictionary, it was at the time of Constantine that the cross began to be used as the symbol of Christianity.


"Baker's Dictionary of Theology," Baker Book House, 1973

The public use of the cross was adopted by the Christians as a symbol at the time of Constantine.


The church began to be secularized rapidly after Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in 313 and gave them preferential treatment. Those who converted to Christianity but did not completely abandon the practices of pagans, who made the images of their gods and worshiped them, started to set up images in the church. One of them was the cross. In other words, the cross has nothing to do with the faith in the Apostolic Age. It is an idol introduced later when the church got secularized.

Therefore, we should not set up a cross or think of it as the symbol of the church.

Church of God (WMSCOG) has no cross on any church buildings.

 

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  • 2023-07-31 15:25

    In faith in God, you cannot make and serve any shape.
    A cross made of wood or stone is an idol and can not be a symbol of the church, nor can it save us.
    We should not rely on salvation on the visible cross, but on the blood of Jesus' blood shed from the cross.


  • 2023-08-01 01:38

    Right. The cross is not the symbol of the church, but rather the symbol of the curse! We must get rid of any idols such as the cross while believing in God. In this world, there is a church that follows the teaching of God correctly. It's the World Mission Society Church of God. WMSCOG does not have any cross, the members of WMSCOG follow what the Bible said. It's the only true church through which we can have eternal salvation and receive blessings from God.


  • 2023-08-01 08:07

    The cross is an idol. should never be erected. That is why the Church of God does not erect a cross.


  • 2023-08-03 03:02

    To set up the cross is definitely the act of idolatry. The action of setting up the cross is the shortcut way to death and eternal penalty. God Elohim have taught us not to set up the cross, nor give any excuse to pray in front of the cross. It is the pagan's custom to worship in the presence of pagan gods and goddesses.


  • 2023-08-07 10:47

    Even though many churches argue that the cross is not an idol but rather a symbol of the church or Jesus, according to the Bible, the cross is undoubtedly considered an idol


  • 2023-08-07 11:26

    Amen. The cross is the idolatry that God forbad. The Church of God have no cross according to word of God.


  • 2023-08-07 13:05

    It is easy to see from the history of the Church that the cross is an idol and that it was the Roman death penalty that executed Jesus.


  • 2023-08-07 13:20

    The cross is just an icon God told you not to build! Keep the new covenant made by the blood of Christ that you shed on the cross.


  • 2023-08-07 13:28

    Setting up the cross is not God's will but idolatry. If you want to celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, you must keep the Passover of the New Covenant. Because the Passover is the truth established by the blood of Christ on the cross.


  • 2023-08-07 13:29

    If Jesus used the cross, we must also use the cross. However, if Jesus did not use the cross, we should not erect the cross either. The Bible says not to set up idols, but setting up a cross is wrong. I wish the cross would disappear from all churches.


  • 2023-08-07 13:38

    The cross is an idol made by a man in the Constantine period, not from the time of Jesus

    So the cross cannot be a symbol of the church


  • 2023-08-07 13:38

    The cross is something that makes me shudder at the mere mention of it. It was a Roman instrument of execution


  • 2023-08-07 13:40

    The cross is unacceptable in the church. Thank to God for letting us know that the cross is an idol.


  • 2024-01-19 05:27

    The cross was originated from pagan cultures. From the ancient day, people used cross symbol to represent a sun god they were worshiping. The Babylonian priests had cross symbols on their clothes and head bands. It was not the symbol of Christianity at all. We must get rid of cross because it is just an idol.


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