Many Christians like to wear a cross necklace or other types of cross jewelry as a way of professing their faith. The empty cross is a reminder of what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross to redeem us from our sins. Jesus has already risen from the dead and is alive forever. The cross that Catholic wears always show the figures of Jesus Christ nailed to the cross. This is wrong as the cross symbolizes crucifying Jesus Christ all over again. There are also non believers who wear cross jewelry to follow the fashion trend.
The bible tells us not to be vain. If you want to wear a cross necklace, make sure you are not wearing it to decorate yourself. The cross jewelry should not become an idol for you. Wearing a cross does not mean you are a Christian. Being a Christians means you submit your life to Jesus Christ and live your life for him by following God’s commandments.
The bible did not states that Christians must wear a cross necklace. There is no need to wear a cross necklace to become a Christian. The most important thing is your faith in God. God is always searching our hearts to see if we truly follow him. A true Christian will display his faith in his lifestyle. God is a spirit and we must worship him in spirit and truth. We are to work hard in following God by carrying our cross every day.
The cross is not refer to the burden you carry in life such as illness and lousy job. When Jesus was on his way to crucifixion, he was forced to carry the crucifix on the back. The crucifix represents torturous death in the days of Jesus. Carrying a cross in Jesus’days is humiliating the criminal as he carry his own execution device to the place of death.
To carry your cross means the willingness to follow Jesus even unto death. Christians are to die to their old selves. Jesus said whoever that wants to save their live will ose it but whoever who lose their lives for God will save it. Jesus warned that there is no good in gaining the whole world yet forfeing the soul. We are not to be ashamed of Jesus Christ in front of our friends, colleages, or family members. You should talk about the gospel with them and encourage them to come to know Jesus Christ. It is important to live your life for Jesus so that people can see the good change in your life after conversion.
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. (Psalm 119:37 KJV)
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7 KJV)
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. (1 Timothy 4:8 KJV)
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. (Proverbs 31:30 KJV)
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:6-11 KJV)
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:25-30 KJV)
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. (Luke 14:34-35 KJV)
And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: (John 19:17 KJV)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthian 5:17 KJV)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. ( Romans 12:1-2 KJV)
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 5:1-5 KJV)
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24 KJV)