The Christian cross possesses a great deal of significance in the Christian religion. While those in the faith most likely understand it's importance, others may not.
Just walk around in public for a little while and you're bound to see some representation of it. You might see a church with a huge cross on the top. You may see one on a necklace or a bracelet.
No it is not simply a marketing symbol or something else to make money with. Many rappers and other artists wear it simply because they think it's cool. I'm not going to say that none of them are Christians. Only God knows their hearts, but they definitely don't promote Christian values in most of their videos. Honestly, I think some of them do it just to mock Christianity. Obviously this doesn't apply to Christian rappers like Lecrae or Trip Lee.
It's not a fashion statement. While there's nothing wrong with wearing one, do it for the right reasons.
It represents suffering, pain, and most importantly our salvation. The cross is where Jesus was crucified.
While many people were killed on crosses in those times, this represents the central event in Christian history. This is where we went from the law to grace. This is where we were given hope to live with God eternally.
It represents Jesus' love for each and every one of us. It reminds us of the huge sacrifice that Jesus made for us.
The next time you see it, don't just casually look the other way and forget it. Remember the sacrifice that was made for you.
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