After reading Mary's post on crosses. I got to thinking.........
How do people feel about wearing crosses as a memorial or remembrance of what Jesus went through for us?
Does anyone remember witnesses using this explanation as to why they don't wear crosses or hang them in their home? I know I have used it. When people ask me about it I would ask them if they knew a gun killed their father, would they make a minature copy of it to hang around their neck or to hang in their home to remember what happen him. Of course most would say no, and then I would go on to ask why, and use their disgust of such a thing to prove how thats how we view it and then show scriptures about not making idols.
But.... I never fully agree'd with this whole line of thought.
I always understood why people wear crosses. Their way of honoring what he did for us. Like I'll never forget what he went through to give us this precious gift of forgiveness for our sin. At one time I thought of buying one. But I'm torn by it because of the the gun killing a family member line. I wonder if he would feel disrespected by the thought of wearing something pagan.
What are your thoughts.