The Ancient Jewish CROSS by Al Garza PhD is a groundbreaking book just published by CreateSpace (ISBN-13: 978-1461133896; April 27, 2011).
I'm about to order this book because it means a lot to me personally. I was completely unaware of the history or meaning of ancient Hebrew letter Taw. Shaped like a cross and avoided by various Jewish Rabbi today due to its ties to Jesus Christ's death since his execution, Taw is a pictorgraph used prior to Babylonian captivity meaning "mark," "sign," "covenant," "seal," or more specifically, "sign, covenant, and seal of YHWH God" -- and fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah finalized the covenant on it through his blood so that we could have eternal life.
Is the cross Jewish or pagan? Learn the true historical meaning behind the ancient Hebrew letter Taw and how it is in the shape of the cross. Learn how the ancient cross is part of the fulfillment of the Jewish covenant through Jesus our Messiah.
Fellow baptized Jehovah's Witnesses, you know the anointed founding father of our faith in the late 19th century, Charles Taze Russell, is still considered one of the anointed remnant by the governing body today. Brother Russell believed in the cross on the Watchtower publications because he understood its historical origins. An apostate did not found our faith, and the Watchtower still believes Pastor Russell is one of the 144,000 anointed remnant in Heaven today, looking down the the affairs of mankind as you read these words.
You are not blind; but through a scriptural and historical disconnect in our faith you shielded your eyes from a truth I too resisted for decades. Even Satan the devil himself might tell you, like Darth Vader told a horrified Luke who had been smothered from the truth for so long, "Search your feelings. You know it to be true."