Jehovah`s Witness/Those who venerate the cross are insulting the very God they claim to worship?
Simple question to Christians:
Do you believe that the veneration of the cross is an insult to God?
If you believe no, please explain how it is not and why it is not an insult to God?
The fact is - it's an insult to God. Not only a great insult but a slap to his very face and a spitting at Jesus Christ our savior's face!
If you don't think so, consider:
How would you feel if your beloved son was accused of something he didn't do and then executed based on a crime he never did?
Will you feel sad, hurt, insulted, enrage or happy and thankful?
Now what if a few years later, you see people carrying and kissing the very instrument that was used to execute your son? And then see them hanging it upon their neck, even bowing to it and thanking you for it?
Will you feel sad, hurt, insulted, enrage or happy?
Now what if instead of using the instrument to execute your son to thank you, they took instead a very disgusting object of worship, nailed an image of your son to it and then thank you for it?
How would you feel? Will you feel sad, hurt, insulted, enrage or happy and thankful?
What if they now venerated the disgusting object of worship and now proudly associated it with you and your son's name?
Will you now be very happy and thankful for them for doing it?
If you ask me - I'll be very enrage and will tell anyone to stop it. If they don't I'll do all I can to put a stop to it.
Now this just me, but what if this was done to Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ?
How do you think they would feel?
Do you think they will not be insulted and enrage?
If so please explain why not?
Because the fact is, the very cross that many "Christians" venerate as something sacred is the very object that is disgusting to God!
It is the very object used by pagans as a symbol of the sun-god and most of all the symbol of sex worship.
Consider the facts:
“The sign of the cross is found as a holy symbol among several ancient nations, who may accordingly be named . . . devotees of the cross. . . . The symbol of the cross appears to have been most various in its significations. Sometimes it is the Phallus [used in sex worship], sometimes the planet Venus.” -- Cyclopædia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature:
“Various figures of crosses are found everywhere on Egyptian monuments and tombs, and are considered by many authorities as symbolical either of the phallus [a representation of the male sex organ] or of coition. . . . In Egyptian tombs the crux ansata [cross with a circle or handle on top] is found side by side with the phallus.”—A Short History of Sex-Worship (London, 1940), H. Cutner, pp. 16, 17; see also The Non-Christian Cross, p. 183.
“These crosses were used as symbols of the Babylonian sun-god, and are first seen on a coin of Julius Cæsar, 100-44 B.C., and then on a coin struck by Cæsar’s heir (Augustus), 20 B.C. On the coins of Constantine the most frequent symbol is [See book]; but the same symbol is used without the surrounding circle, and with the four equal arms vertical and horizontal; and this was the symbol specially venerated as the ‘Solar Wheel’. It should be stated that Constantine was a sun-god worshipper, and would not enter the ‘Church’ till some quarter of a century after the legend of his having seen such a cross in the heavens.”—The Companion Bible, Appendix No. 162; see also The Non-Christian Cross, pp. 133-141.
So if you are a Christian and still believe that the cross is acceptable to Jehovah God?
Please consider how Jehovah feels about it:
“And he further said to me: “Have you seen [this], O son of man? You will yet see again great detestable things worse than these.” 16 So he brought me to the inner courtyard of the house of Jehovah, and, look! at the entrance of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, there were about twenty-five men with their backs to the temple of Jehovah and their faces to the east, and they were bowing down to the east, to the sun
. 17 And he went on to say to me: “Have you seen [this], O son of man? Is it such a light thing to the house of Judah to do the detestable things that they have done here, that they have to fill the land with violence and that they should offend me again, and here they are thrusting out the shoot to my nose?
18 And I myself also shall act in rage. My eye will not feel sorry, neither shall I feel compassion. And they will certainly call out in my ears with a loud voice, but I shall not hear them.
”” (Ezekiel 8:15-18)