#8: The Symbol of the Cross & The Religious Imagination

February 19, 2018
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The symbol of the Cross is fixated in the imagination of western culture, but its orgins are not what we think they are.  What if I told you...

  • The Cross was not the symbol of Christianity for the first 300 years after Christ…
  • The Cross as a literal symbol was non-existent those 300 years… not in artwork, not in mosaics, not in places of worship, not anywhere…
  • That a majority of Jews worldwide, see the Cross as a symbol of anti-semitic hatred...
  • The Cross as a symbol of Christianity was popularized by the Roman Emperor Constantine with his vision on the Milvian Bridge…

Have I whetted your appetite yet?  Did I get your curious quotient up?  Are you ready to learn some amazing facts of history that shed light on a symbol we thought we knew?  Let’s see some of the stuff we missed in church history regarding the symbol of the cross.