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Chrisianity Essay

  • Submitted by: monicamadrigal
  • on November 24, 2012
  • Category: College Admissions
  • Length: 666 words

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Whether dangling around one’s neck or inked onto a person’s body, put up on a wall or made into a statuette, the cross is an abundant symbol in today’s world. Its representation goes from consoling and comforting, to captivating and inspiring a great mass of people. From its earliest forms, to its adoption by Christianity, the cross has a long and powerful history, carrying with it a great amount of significance. It is amazing how two perpendicular lines can entice so much spirituality throughout human history. For many theologians, the cross is a symbol not of blood redemption, but of hope even amid suffering. With looking at a photograph of the cross we are all warned that excising the symbol of the cross would decimate the “specifically Christian impetus to work with and for those who are being bruised and crushed.”   The cross in the New Testament also has a more personal and individual meaning as a symbol or an image for the path of transformation, for what it means to follow Jesus. It means to die and rise with Christ. We find this in Paul. "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me." The cross there is an image for that path of spiritual and psychological transformation that leads to a new identity and way of being. Noted in Huston Smith, Downing states, “As his sin was directed against God, it was of infinite proportion. Sins must be compensated for; other-wise God’s justice would be compromised. An infinite sin demands infinite recompense, and   this could only be affected by God’s vicarious assumption of our guilt and payment of the ultimate penalty it required, namely death. God made this payment through the Person of Christ and the debt is canceled (pp. 343)” This is a prime example on how Christ in the image is so significant to most Christian and is not only resembled in painting but as jewelry. The cross is an iconic to Christian and believers as a remembrance of love, doing well to other as you would...

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