Cross is the best know Christian symbol representing Jesus' atoning
crucifixion and death some 2000 years ago.
That the Cross has represented the truth of Christ over
the centuries is truly appropriate. As the two beams meet to form the cross itself, it was
on the Cross at Calvary that God's Justice met God's Mercy in the
atonement, providing the way of salvation for those that believe.
On that Cross the greatest evil in all of history, beget
the greatest good in all of eternity.
Praise God that by His Cross we can
receive our Crown (salvation).
Ichthus or fish symbol is probably the oldest of all Christian symbols.
Originally the fish was readily identifiable because most
of the Apostles were fishermen by trade and the foremost Apostle was Peter, widely know as
"The Big Fisherman." The symbol took on dual meaning as it was
recognized the the Greek word for fish was an
acrostic for Christ's identity as "Jesus Christ, of God, the Son, the
Tradition has it that in times of persecution a believer
would, upon meeting and unknown person, use a stick to draw an arch on the ground. Then,
if the newcomer was also a believer he (or she) would take the sick and draw the second
arch creating the Ichthus (fish) and thus covertly identifying themselves to one another.
The Three Crosses
The Three Crosses in Christian symbolism represent the work
of the atonement at Calvary where Christ was Crucified with two
thieves,one on His right and one on His left. (Luke 23:32-33). In this symbol we find the
truth of God's grace.
One thief hurled insults and ridiculed Jesus,
ultimately rejecting the salvation He offered. His fate was sealed. The other acknowledged
Jesus as the Christ and called upon Him to save him. He saw Paradise that very day.
Likewise, we all face the same choice with the same consequences. Learn More Here
The Light radiating from the crosses
symbolizes the resurrection, Christ's from the tomb 2000 years ago and ours on the Last
Day. Praise God that both the Cross and the Tomb are empty!
triquetra (from a Latin word meaning "three-cornered") is an ancient
symbol for the Trinity. It comprises three interwoven arcs, distinct yet equal and
inseparable, symbolizing that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three distinct
yet equal Persons and indivisibly One God.
First used as a pagan religious symbol in
Celtic Paganism, and still used today by modern day Pagans/Wiccans (as seen in the popular
occult theme TV show Charmed), this symbol was appropriated by
the Christian Church over 1000 years ago and is today rightly recognized as a primarily
The Pascal Lamb
An ancient symbol of Christ represented
as the lamb of sacrifice whose blood redeemed all people. This symbol is seen most often
at Easter time, although it is an appropriate symbol through the year. The image is taken
from the Book of Revelation, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and
riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and praise!" (Rev. 5:12)
Because of the preeminence of Christ crucified, risen and
coming again, the Lamb of God is one of my personal favorite among the many Christian
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ
is coming again! Amen and amen!