What is the meaning of the cross?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Simply put, the meaning of the cross is death. From about the 6th century BC until the 4th century AD, the cross was an instrument of execution that resulted in death by the most torturous and pain...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

1515012380789778228527 RICK PORTER Chaplain [ Truckers Chapel ]-- Undeserving Child of God
The cross was the instrument that God allowed to be used as the altar for Jesus Christ being crucified thereon, shedding His sinless blood, in His redemptive sacrifice[1 Peter 1:18-19] and [Hebrews 9:22].

Also being hung on a tree or stake or cross was to the Hebrews considered as a curse because of God's Word [Galatians 3:13], Paul quoting [Deuteronomy 21:23].

Jesus's Redemptive work did three things [Matthew 20:28] 1- Came to our aid, 2-Consummed our debt, 3-Covered our needs, all as our Kinsman Redeemer, by shedding His blood and dying in our place. He was crucified on a cross that we might be forgiven and justified.

April 08 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Salem Markus Purba
The Roman colonial government law to excecute death sentence for a rebellion against the Roman Government was to be crucified (John 19:12-16).

Jesus died on the cross for redeeming our sin, a punishment for a rebellious man against God's commands (Isaiah 53:3-12), so the meaning of the cross is: to remind a rebellious man against God's command to repent! (Mathew 3:1-3; 10:38; 16:24; Galatians 5:22-25).and become a believer and follower of Jesus (John 3:16-18).

May 17 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Shirley H Wife, mother, veteran in the spiritual war we all face!
To me when I think of the cross, I remember Jesus' commitment of love. 

I particularly think of Matthew 10:38,39: "And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and He who loses his life for My sake will find it."

No matter our daily work load, if someone needs something that we can do or give, the chores get put aside. We serve Him by giving to whoever is in need, anything we can...time, a hearing heart, a hug, money, sympathy, support...the list can go on and on... nothing is more urgent than doing for another of God's children, or creatures!

January 24 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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