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  • #1201

    weather
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    How come when one go’s into a Protestant or Lutheran Church they just have the cross without Jesus on it?

    #5987

    Benedict
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    Protestants tend to focus on the resurrection of Jesus more than the crucifixion of Jesus. A lot of Protestant theology relies heavily upon the promise of salvation and too often neglects the promise of suffering for His sake.

    One of the quotes I have seen quite often is “a cross without Christ is a burden without relief; Christ without the cross is a man without a mission.” The second half is not the usual one I remember seeing, but I think it gets the point across.

    #5992

    Victor
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    [quote:16qcg74n]Protestants tend to focus on the resurrection of Jesus more than the crucifixion of Jesus. A lot of Protestant theology relies heavily upon the promise of salvation and too often neglects the promise of suffering for His sake.

    One of the quotes I have seen quite often is “a cross without Christ is a burden without relief; Christ without the cross is a man without a mission.” The second half is not the usual one I remember seeing, but I think it gets the point across.[/quote:16qcg74n]

    That is very true Benedict. The concept of suffering is something no one likes to dwell on. But as a catholic now, I deffinately more aware of it. The Church doesn’t shy away from telling us.

    #6003

    weather
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    [color=darkblue:m8v9t0dc][b:m8v9t0dc]I received this from one of my Lutheran friends[/b:m8v9t0dc][/color:m8v9t0dc]

    NOT TRUE!!!! I suggest you and whomever wrote that remark, look in
    Bethelehem Lutheran Church, where I go. I always get a large charge when Roman Cathiolic experts, who are experts on non Roman Catholic churches and Protestant theology, have all the answers about Protestants.

    If you want to know the truth, Dave, the Roman Catholic church is seldom mentioned at Bethlehem. We have no interest in their theology.

    However, I do know of some Community Churches that do not even have a Cross in the place, because they believe it should be in ones’s heart and doersn’t need to be displayed in any building.

    But again, the bottom line is, does that have anything to do with one’s salvation, if Christ is on the Cross or not?

    #6004

    Benedict
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    If he was responding to my remark, you can tell him that I was a Baptist before I converted to Catholicism and that my remarks were both drawn from my experience and not universal. He may note that I qualify my words with tend to, more than, too often, etc. I am not laying a blanket statement.

    #6006

    Andres Ortiz
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    Well, the original question was “how come Protestants and Lutherans don’t…”

    I was going to say something about Lutherans and that I believe they [b:1f94bcal]do[/b:1f94bcal] have a crucifix…or that some do and some don’t.

    Anyway, that’s the major issue with Protestantism is that there is no unified doctrine or belief. It all differs so very much.

    [quote:1f94bcal]But again, the bottom line is, does that have anything to do with one’s salvation, if Christ is on the Cross or not?[/quote:1f94bcal]
    Perhaps it does.

    #6188

    Te Deum
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    Keeping Christ in the cross is more graphical and gets the message through more efficiently as it continously reminds us of the horrific sacrifice He did for all of us. After all, He died for our sins.

    But it is just as good if you have at least a cross! <img src=” title=”Very Happy” /> The important is Faith, though.

    #6361

    Bernardine
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    I decided to get rid of my last post on this topic because I forget to state my source that I used and I noticed that it was copyrighted as well. Sorry for the mix up.

    #6579

    Bernardine
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    But I will provide a link to it so here it is……

    http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/2m … s.php?id=6

    #6599

    Fred
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    Peace be with all!

    [quote:3cyrcb8s]But I will provide a link to it so here it is……

    http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/2m … s.php?id=6[/quote:3cyrcb8s]

    Beat me to the reply! :lol: I have found that the above link is the best way to explain the Crucifix. But [u:3cyrcb8s][i:3cyrcb8s][b:3cyrcb8s]most[/b:3cyrcb8s][/i:3cyrcb8s][/u:3cyrcb8s] Protestants are like your friend and get very upset and reply as such:

    [quote:3cyrcb8s]We have no interest in their theology.[/quote:3cyrcb8s]

    This is because they have stopped seeking Truth. In fact, your Lutheran friend may be interested to learn about his faith[/url:3cyrcb8s] and that many of Martin Luther’s claims/protests/etc. either have been denounce or not universally excepted by either the United or Free Churches.

    God Bless!

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