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  • Non-Christians wearing the cross; For, Against?

    Just saw a lad who is a loose (I mean that in every sense!) moslem wearing a cross. Initially, I felt a tinge of resentment that he didn't believe in what he knowingly put around his neck.

    However, then I felt that, for a non-Christian, that's a step forward; this is not a topic I've given much thought to, and I'd like to collate some opinions on both sides before reaching one.

    What is your opinion, and your underlying thinking?
    22
    Should never be done;
    68.18%
    15
    Should generally not be done, but there are exceptions;
    22.73%
    5
    Should generally be done, but there are exceptions;
    9.09%
    2
    Should always be done.
    0.00%
    0

  • #2
    'You think God is dead, you've lost your head, you got him swingin' from a Chain'
    --I don't think it means much to them, it's just a piece of jewelry.

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    • #3
      I'm completely against it.

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      • #4
        Response

        I think they should wear it unless it's for some evil motive.
        Think about this:You have a co-worker who you don't talk to much, A young lady (Since they usually are the one's wearing it) and you would like to witness to her, The problem is that you need an ice breaker, You see her wearing a Cross necklace, Bingo, You say "I noticed your necklace, I like it. But do you mind if I ask what exactly the Cross means to you?" And you've started a wonderful conversation to share The Gospel.

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        • #5
          I think you should have to be a Christian to wear the Cross. Other's really have no need for it if they don't believe in the Cross of Christ.
          Jesus Christ is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

          Soli Deo Gloria!


          My Video's:
          http://www.youtube.com/thewoodsofjordan

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          • #6
            Those who don't know Christ and wear a cross, usually a crucifix, are using it as a 'good luck' symbol - completely missing the significance of it. . . and would probably be as offended and angry, if it was used as a conversation starter, as a busker was who had just sung 'The Old Rugged Cross' was when I asked if she knew Jesus

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            • #7
              I LOVE the response DAS gave!

              I didn't vote in the poll because none of these options are what I would choose. People can wear whatever they like, as far as I'm concerned. That's what I would vote. The cross is a symbol that is used by religions other than Christianity, was in use before Christ as a religious symbol, and it has meanings to people other than the death of Christ for our sins. That is what it means to a Christian, but to a Pagan it means something completely different, something having to do with the worship of the sun, of nature and the seasons and what not.
              Love In Christ,
              Tanya






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              • #8
                Originally posted by Xel'Naga View Post
                'You think God is dead, you've lost your head, you got him swingin' from a Chain'
                --I don't think it means much to them, it's just a piece of jewelry.
                What song lyrics are those?
                Jesus Christ is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

                Soli Deo Gloria!


                My Video's:
                http://www.youtube.com/thewoodsofjordan

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                • #9
                  I find it kind of morbid. If Jesus had been born, ministered, and put to death in our era, would people 2000 years from now be wearing a mini electric chair?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TanyaP View Post
                    I LOVE the response DAS gave!

                    I didn't vote in the poll because none of these options are what I would choose. People can wear whatever they like, as far as I'm concerned. That's what I would vote. The cross is a symbol that is used by religions other than Christianity, was in use before Christ as a religious symbol, and it has meanings to people other than the death of Christ for our sins. That is what it means to a Christian, but to a Pagan it means something completely different, something having to do with the worship of the sun, of nature and the seasons and what not.
                    I agree with Tanya... it predates Yahushua as a pagan sun symbol so it makes sense to me that unbelievers would wear them.
                    Thus says YHWH, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.
                    -Jeremiah 6:16

                    Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. - Matthew 11:29

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by HisLeast View Post
                      I find it kind of morbid. If Jesus had been born, ministered, and put to death in our era, would people 2000 years from now be wearing a mini electric chair?
                      Good point and question.
                      Thus says YHWH, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.
                      -Jeremiah 6:16

                      Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. - Matthew 11:29

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                      • #12
                        Cross

                        Wearing the Cross has no spiritual significance, neither for Christians or non-Christians. It is a symbol for us that reminds us that Christ died for our sins on the cross.I think that wearing that symbol around your neck without understanding it's significance is not good and should not be practiced. On the other hand if a Christian is wearing it and a non-Christian inquires about it, then he/she gets an opportunity to talk about Christ, BUT our deeds should be such that they reflect the nature of Christ.

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                        • #13
                          "should generally not be done, but there are exceptions"

                          there are a lot of people who aren't even spiritual or religious in the practice of christianity, but view the cross as a delightful form of art (celtic crosses are quite popular).

                          but usually the people who wear crosses and believe themselves to be christians are only doing so to ease their religious conscience. so there is undoubtedly much hypocrisy involved the majority of the time.

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                          • #14
                            I am against it! I often see people wearing it as a fashion item - often at parties.

                            Several times I have asked the person and they do not have a clue the meaning of it!!!
                            Jesus said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life'

                            John 8:12

                            PRAY FOR MIEKE!!

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                            • #15
                              Over

                              doesn't matter. although i consider the cross a reminder of my Savior's sacrifice, i also realize that it can represent a soldiers heroism, a great charity, or an insurance company. if we get too tied up in its importance, we may be dwelling on the precipice of idoltry. Our eyes need to remain on the One who sacrificed for us and not on a piece of bling.

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