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To: tenger
I can't imagine a Christian church NOT having a cross. What would be the reason why they wouldn't have one?

Before I became born again I was involved in the new age beliefs for almost 30 years.

IMO any church that doesn't have a cross smacks of new ageism.

57 posted on 12/19/2009 7:57:05 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Political Correctness is being used to destroy our country/It's time to put CHRIST back in CHRISTmas)
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To: proudofthesouth
Many years ago I recall Erwin Lutzer of Moody Church fame saying that he had people tell him weekly to put up a huge cross in the church he serves, and he resisted because it smacks of idolatry. It shouldn't be the focus of our worship. I can see arguments both ways. But the very issue shouldn't divide churches either. Knowing hard-nosed, stubborn church folk, though, I suspect it has done just that over the years.

And a dying world look on in disbelief and scoff.
67 posted on 12/19/2009 8:07:42 PM PST by tenger (If we don't stay on 'em, they'll get it wrong -Soucheray)
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To: proudofthesouth
I can't imagine a Christian church NOT having a cross. What would be the reason why they wouldn't have one?

Because it's a curse...Because it's a shame...Because Jesus was murdered there...Because the Jesus that we worship IS NOT THERE...He is risen...

I've been to churches with crosses and churches without crosses...Didn't see any difference in the preaching or the people...

100 posted on 12/19/2009 9:05:12 PM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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