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Is the Cross an Idol?

Author
Olivia Lee
Date
2024-04-07 11:34
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Is the Cross an Idol?
Many people today regard the cross as a sacred symbol of the church. However, through the teachings of the Bible, the cross is merely an idolatry.

The Second Commandment
Exodus 20:4-5 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them…”

God ordered the second commandment to "prohibit idolatry" so that God's people would not fall into sin. We must keep this word because all God's commandments are given for the benefit of our souls. There is no saying that the cross is an exception among God's words not to make any figures.

Words of Warning about Idolatry
Leviticus 26:1 “Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the Lord your God.”

In Leviticus, God once again told us not to worship idols and made it clear that the act of making and serving human-made idols will be cursed. The act of making a cross, making it and hanging it in our house or car, and possessing it as an accessory for the neck or arm, is an act of unconsciously acknowledging and worshipping that the cross has a divine power.
Jeremiah 10:2-5 This is what the Lord says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations … For the practices of the peoples are worthless;they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them;they can do no harm nor can they do any good.”

Since the cross is just an idol, it has no power or ability to save or protect us. Rather, the foolish act of making a cross denies God's ability and leads us to worship another god without our knowledge.

 
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  • 2024-04-08 00:37

    God told us not to make any image to serve Him when serving Him. The cross is nothing but idolatry. I hope that you will become a child who obeys God’s commandments and serves Him properly.


    • 2024-04-07 13:33

      God ordered the second commandment to "prohibit idolatry"


      • 2024-04-08 13:25

        Amen! The Cross an Idol. The cross cannot be a symbol of the church


        • 2024-04-08 14:28

          The cross is nothing more than a death penalty frame that governs sinners. It cannot be consecrated as a symbol of the church. It cannot bring us any harm or blessing. We must only keep the New Covenant Passover established by Jesus through his sacrifice on the cross.


          • 2024-04-09 10:11

            Amen! The cross is a detestable idol which must be removed from those who truly believe in God. Since the cross is associated with worship of the sun god, it must not be used as a symbol to worship God. We believe in Christ, who was sacrificed on the cross for us. The cross itself is meaningless to us. For this reason, we cannot find any cross in the Church of God that follows all of God’s teachings.


            • 2024-04-10 00:23

              The cross is nothing more than an idol that God told us not to make. Anyone who beautifies it and worships it ultimately cannot be saved. We must keep the New Covenant Passover established by God through sacrifice.


              • 2024-04-16 00:15

                Amen~ The cross is an idol that can never be made or served. If you worship the cross, the only result will be curse and destruction. We must properly fear Elohim God and receive the blessing of salvation.


                • 2024-04-17 07:50

                  The cross is not a symbol of the church. The cross is just a sculpture without any power. God has no mercy on those who worship the cross.


                  • 2024-05-01 13:37

                    God surely warned us not to obey an idol including the cross!


                    • 2024-05-01 13:39

                      Worshiping the cross is disobeying the word of God. He told us not to make any image and worship it, because it is an idol.


                      • 2024-05-01 13:39

                        Though people think the cross is the symbol of the church, when we study the bible we can understand that the cross is the part of the idols that we should not make or worship to.


                        • 2024-05-01 13:40

                          The cross cannot be an exception in the idol that God has stipulated not to make. The cross can never be the symbol of the church. We should never consider a cross as a symbol of the church or make it because God said that not only worship the cross but also the act of making an idol itself will be cursed.


                          • 2024-05-01 13:38

                            It must be realized that the act of making and serving any form among the faiths in God is a clear idolatry.


                            • 2024-05-05 08:05

                              The cross is definitely an idol that God banned us to make. We can't serve God to male someone. Adding something to the words of God is to disobey God's teaching.


                              • 2024-05-06 11:53

                                The cross cannot be an exception to the command not to erect any image. This cannot be excused by saying that the cross is a symbol of the church. It is simply an idol that God told us not to erect.


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