Preach the MESSAGE OF THE CROSS but do not IDOLIZE THE CROSS.And we have just spotted this idolatry with TBN’S Love Gift for the month of October.
What is sad is that this Cross is called the Jerusalem Cross and the omissions of the true use of the cross TBN has made about it.
compare what TBN says and what Wikipedia says
TBN’ S HISTORY LESSON
“Yes, another cross — but wait: This cross is more than unique! Look closely and you will see FIVE CROSSES! The early Christians designed this cross with four tiny crosses representing the four corners of the earth. They believed and declared that the Gospel of the Cross of Christ would go forth to all the world! ”
end of quote.
Of course , Ukweli Library has proved that the Cross is a Compass o all directions of the world but TBN has omitted to give the full story of the so called Jerusalem Cross, (never seen that cross in the Bible ). Let Wikipedia now give the full story.
WIKIPEDIA’S HISTORY LESSON
The simpler form of the cross is known as the “Crusaders’ Cross”, because it was on the papal banner given to the Crusaders by Pope Urban II for the First Crusade, and became a symbol of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF CROSSES IN CHRISTIANITY TODAY —THE CROSS OF SALVATION AND THE CROSS OF LATIN CONQUEST– JESUS ONLY DIED ON ONE CROSS
In fact the word Crusade means Cross.This is the thin line of the matter where soul must divide from spirit :
The early church of Jesus Christ PREACHED THE CROSS , the papal church of Constantine USED THE CROSS FOR MILITARY CONQUEST .
The first crusades were not open air preachings ..it was stealing , killing , raping in the name of Jesus Christ ! And this is what the Jerusalem Cross was used for.
THE LATIN KINGDOM OF JERUSALEM AND PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD.
Now the timing of giving this Love Gift could not be so right.
Palestine is seeking Statehood and the Pope supports the creation of a Palestinian State so that he can revive the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Thus in TBN’s mind they thought ” Why not give a Papal Cross as we prepare to say Happy Birthday to Palestine ”
Mine is to say , give gifts to people but do not lie about the origin of the gift .This gift proves how so called Evangelical TBN is not independent but an arm of the Vatican Octopus.
God Bless You