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Someone gave my 13yr old and 9yr old a neckless with a cross and a symbol of Jesus attach to it should I remove the neckless or the symbol of the cross and is it right to wear a symbol of a man they say is Jesus????
to me that has always been one of my problems with christianity. if i'm not wrong, it says they shouldn't worship false idols and since not one person knows what jesus looked like or if it was even a male, they are worshiping a false idol.
A cross or crucifix are symbols of the Christian faith. There is nothing wrong with letting the kids wear them, unless it goes against your own personal beliefs. They are not false idols, like a previous commenit stated, unless someone actually is worshipping them. They are merely meant to be a symbol of one's faith.
It is idolatry.
The Bible says to make no graven images and worship it.
Christians worship Jesus and not God. They think Jesus was God. It is idolatry nonetheless
The crucifix is a symbol of Catholicism, which is essentially a pagan religion of man-made doctrine. The crucifix is different than a cross without Jesus' body. I don't have an opinion about whether it is wrong to wear a cross, especially if you are a believer. One could argue that it is a "graven image." Certainly the crucifix is a graven image; further it is an image of a false religion. Jesus rose from the dead; He doesn't hang on the cross. Believers don't crucify Him at every communion like the Catholics do. I would not wear a symbol of a religion I do not subscribe to; if it were my child I would use this as an opportunity to discuss religion and social etiquette with my child. A thank you note is in order -- or a polite refusal of the gift with a thank you and an explanation.
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