What would Jesus think of Crosses everywhere?

by Simon 100 Replies latest social humour

  • botchtowersociety
    But as I said, it's been a cult of suffering and torture for a long time.

    Remember, the most important moment in Christian history was the execution of Jesus. For Christians, this moment of evil and suffering visited upon an innocent one led to the triumph of good over evil. For us, it is the transcendental event in all history. God became man and suffered, so that man could become god.

    Christianity teaches us to find what is good in even the bad things we experience. Good can come even when evil is visited upon us.

    Suffering is a constant aspect of the human condition, it touches us all, and Christianity helps us grant it a meaning where it otherwise might have none. When we suffer we remember Christ, and unite our suffering with his. We accept that suffering exists, even if we do not fully understand why, and we try to give it a higher meaning.

    I have suffered, and my Christian faith gave me great peace and strength during difficult times.

  • Pterist

    New chapter*** But as I said, it's been a cult of suffering and torture for a long time*****

    Regardless of what others have said and done in the name of Christianity, As Christians we look to scripture as a guide and reference point.

    Colossians 2:16-23 describes this cult of suffering and torture in the flesh, however its attributed to false teachers and the worship of angels and has no power in overcoming the basic principles of this mortal world.

    The issue is what is being killed at the cross, and what type of life is being offered. What is being killed at the cross in Christ is Sin and all the power it has to enslave us. Torturing our body like the monks, does not free us from sins power, it's useless. Christ killed the source of our problem, SIN.

    So what is being offered after this death....ETERNAL LIFE.....the cross is EMPTY.....we have been set free from the elementry spirits of the universe, sin has lost its power in those who are in Christ and are empowered with New Life, the New Life of a New Creation in embryo to be born into immortality.


  • Christ Alone
    Christ Alone

    Awesome points, everyone. I especially have enjoyed your JW perspective, NC. Well done! I have to say that you have argued better than most JWs would've been able to do...

    ...but of course....the Christians won!


  • Simon

    Wow, that's a lot of analysys over a funny irreverent image !

  • cantleave

    Relevant Joke.....

    Jesus Christ walks into a hotel. He hands the inkeeper three nails and asks...

    "Can you put me up for the night?"

  • eva luna
    eva luna

    It was funny Simon.

  • NewChapter

    My goodness, defense of this symbol-not-idol is overwhelming.

    *tiptoes softly away from the cross-not-idol*

  • Christ Alone
    Christ Alone

    You know I was being facetious in my last comment, right NC?

  • jgnat

    2nd century graffiti.

    Alexamenos Worships his God

    "Alexamenos worships his god".

    Not terribly flattering.

  • 00DAD

    I think he'd be very cross!

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