Is the cross of Christ a “pagan” symbol?

Readers over at my twitter account are going to notice I’ve seemingly (seemingly) given a lot of attention to the Watchtower of Jehovah’s (false) witnesses recently. I like to add a lot of what I’m reading together so that if needs be I can reference the material at a moments notice. The points I’ve been sharing seem perfectly in keeping with my typical anti Watchtower material, however, I’ve actually been sharing points against Eastern Lightning.

Ever heard of them? Me neither! But in the near future I’m planning to write up and share an article or two on this little recognised group from out of China. Thankfully lots of my points against Eastern Lightning easily double up against our buddies in the Watchtower. And with that in mind, I’ve recently watched an awesome video on a subject that the witnesses make a big deal over. So, let’s give it a look today. Was Jesus crucified on a cross, as we’d expect, or upon a pole, as the witnesses like to suggest? Is the cross pagan?

I have no idea why people gave this guy the thumbs down treatment, because his points are spot on.

6 thoughts on “Is the cross of Christ a “pagan” symbol?

  1. Whether crosses have a pagan history or people wrongly use them is not crucial to our recognition that Jesus was crucified on a cross. Certainly, the cross, as a symbol of Christ’s saving work, is not an abomination for Christians. The cross of Christ reminds us of the sacrifice of our Savior. The Roman symbol of death becomes, for us, the symbol of Christ’s victory over sin and death, and of our victory in him.

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    • Hey, Code! Yeah, couldn’t agree more. Again it’s not something I’d recommend getting into a protracted debate over simply just because, in my experience, it’s not productive (with regards to people like the witnesses and so on). Even with so many points, points like enemy art and Barnabas it’s really a stick in the mud topic, a way to keep away from the real questions. I was writing elsewhere that the real shame is how these kinds of attack are often coming from the Protestant church. Even Steven ^^^^ in the comments of this video is attacked, “you’re a Jesuit”, “you’re a Catholic” etcetera. I’m thinking to myself “priorities! Priorities.” The Copts are getting murdered every Friday after the mosques get out, we’ve legalized gay “marriage” and the slaughter of infants in the womb, but this is the big one, bashing some guy who says he’s not a Catholic for the crime of being a Catholic (wacky wacky priorities in some of the churches).

      More on topic (at least outwardly) is 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who perish; but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God.”

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