In all Catholic Churches in every corner of the earth, a CROSS is hoisted high above its houses of worship (except in Islamic controlled states of Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait). All throughout our history, Christians and non-Christians knew that the CROSS symbolizes the CHRISTIAN FAITH and the CATHOLIC CHURCH (that explains why Muslims consider the cross as unlawful or haram and other quasi-Christian groups consider it the "sign of the beast" in the Book of Revelations.)
Why it is our SYMBOL?
"For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with the wisdom of human eloquence, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its meaning."The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
The MEANING of the CROSS on top of our HOUSES of WORSHIP is the "POWER of GOD" because we are being SAVED by the POWER of this CROSS!
How about those who REFUSED to recognize the "Power of God" in the Cross of Christ and replaced it with pointed pillars or buildings with empty meanings?
How about this symbol? Where can we find it in the Bible that this symbol is the "Power of God"?
See how they STRIPPED the CROSS and replaced the symbol with INC Church of Manalo's un-Biblical symbol?
|Purchased former Catholic Church in La Motte, Iowa, USA by the Iglesia ni Cristo founded by Felix Manalo in 1914. (INC's symbol on top of the building was product of edition.)|
So who are afraid (hated) of the CROSS of CHRIST?
- Islam and the Muslims (founded by Mohammad through a "revelation" in 610 AD). They do not believe in the power of the cross because they do not believe Jesus, as a prophet didn't die-- less on a humiliating death on a cross.
- The Seventh-day Adventists (founded by Helen G. White in 1863 AD). They consider the cross as the "Sign of the Beast."
- The Iglesia ni Cristo (founde by Felix Manalo in 1914 AD). Felix Manalo copied this doctrine from Helen G. White for he was once a full fledged Minister of Gaud's church.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (Mormons-founded by Joseph Smith 1820AD) who considers the Bible less important. Their official book is the Book of Mormon
For us CATHOLICS who are saved, the Cross is the symbol of the Power of God! (1 Cor 1:17-18)