The Cross and Christs Atonement

"The Cross became popular as a Christian symbol in the fifth century A.D. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) believe the proper Christian symbol is Christs resurrection, not his crucifixion, on the cross." (Part of a comment on the post: Food for Thought-on this blog.)

The Meaning of the Cross

"In Christendom the cross reminds Christians of God's act of love and atonement in Christs sacrifice at Calvary - "the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." The cross also reminds Christians of Jesus' victory over sin and death, since it is believed that through His death and resurrection He conquered death itself." (

"The cross stands as the greatest symbol of the centeral fact of Christianity - the death of Christ in our place. But the cross represents only part of the good news." (

"If we are believing and preaching the same gospel that the apostle Paul believed in and preached, it stands to reason the we should have today a similar emphasis on the message of the cross of Christ. The message of the cross is so foundational and so important that Paul said he resolved to knowing nothing amoung the Corinthians except Jesus Christ and Him crucified."
(, Michael Fackerell) *Please go to this web site and get a great writing about the cross of Christ.

Here are a few scriptures to look up and read what the Bible says:
1 Peter 3:18
Romans 6:4
Galatians 6:14
1 Corinthians 2:2

"Catholics say they prefer crucifixes to remind them of the depth of God's love. Protestants prefer crosses without a body to emphasize the resurrection." (

The cross resembles the place where Christ finished His earthly work. It also shows to all the world that He is no longer dying, but has died so all mankind may live. Christ is in heaven now, not on the cross any longer. Someday we will be with Him in heaven.


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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.