Why A Cross?

Corporations spend lot’s of money designing corporate logo’s. Once the logo’s are designed they spend lots of money to ensure that people recognize these logos and think of their companies. Here are a few…

apple_rainbow_logo mcdlogo windows-logo

I’m fairly sure you recognize those logos pretty easily. Since logos are so important, what would you think of an organization that determined to use an instrument of death for their logo? For instance…

electric907.n guillotine hangmans-noose

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t be too keen on visiting a store that used one of these as their logo.  I might peek my head in and look around IF it was daylight and NOT Halloween. Most of us would probably wonder about the people who decided that these were the best way to advertize their company. I would wonder what on earth went on in the brainstorming session that led the to decide that an instrument of death was the best picture for their organization.

Yet that is exactly what the Church did in choosing the cross. The cross was an instrument of a cruel and shameful death. Not only that but the founder of the Church, our Lord Jesus Christ, was murdered on a cross and somehow that became the worldwide symbol of the church. Why? Why does the church use the cross as it’s main symbol? That’s what I’m going to blog about this week.


For further study read Matthew 26:66-27:56.

What kinds of things happened to Jesus before He died?

What does it mean that Jesus was flogged or scourged (verse 27:26)?

Why did all of this happen to Jesus?


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  1. The cross reminds us of the sacrifice our Savior made on our behalf. To the world, the cross is foolish, but to us, it is the glory of God. Thanks for the insightful article.

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