What Is the Origin of the Symbol of the Cross?

Bible Questions & Answers

History shows that the cross was used by pagans centuries before Christ. The 'Christian' use of the cross did not begin until the time of Constantine.


Reasons for Not Celebrating Christmas

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

Jesus was not born on December 25. The roots of Christmas are found in Saturnalia, and many of the trappings of Christmas are directly imported from paganism.


The Origin of the Christian Cross

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

The symbol of the cross flourished centuries before Christ came on the scene, serving as an initial for Tammuz. God's true church has never used the cross.


The Woman Atop the Beast (Part 1)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Revelation 17 depicts a fallen woman astride a beast, drunk with the blood of God's saints. Whom does this image represent? History makes the answer plain!


Is New Year's Eve Pagan?

Sermonette by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

New Year's celebrations often involve drunkenness, debauchery, and adultery. God commands us to separate ourselves from these customs and traditions of the world.


The Cross: Christian Banner or Pagan Relic?

Article by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

Is it alright to wear a crucifix? As it turns out, the cross was a pagan worship symbol long before Christ's death, and was never used by the first century church.


Truth-Based Worship Vs Spiritual Confusion

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God never accepts worship that comes from human reasoning and the traditions of man. The starting point for worship must always be God and His revelation.


Sincerity Without Truth Is Worthless

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

It is dangerous to judge something on the basis of apparent 'sincerity,' which is often the opposite of godly sincerity. Godly sincerity is paired with the truth.


The God of the Old Testament

'Ready Answer' by Pat Higgins

Many believe that the God of the Old Testament was a cruel, angry God, while Jesus, the God of the New Testament, is kind and loving. Here's what Scripture shows.


Is the Symbol of the Cross Idolatry? (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Nowhere in the Bible are we told to venerate the symbol of the cross. The early church certainly did not. It was introduced into Catholic churches in AD 431.


Above the Fray

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The New Testament contains no calls to get involved in government to affect change in society. The change must be internal and individual, not a crusade.


To Be, or Not To Be, Like Everyone Else?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

To keep from being swept up in the bandwagon effect of compromising with sin, we must make sure our convictions are not merely preferences.


The Trinity and the Holy Spirit (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The true understanding of Elohim dismantles the entire trinity argument. God is reproducing Himself; we are being prepared to become a part of Elohim.


Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part Fourteen)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God has sanctified no day other than the Sabbath. Sunday worship is a pagan deviation, perpetuated by Gnosticism, a movement that despises God's laws.


Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Despite the Council of Laodicea's condemnation of the Sabbath, a group of believers termed Paulicians kept God's laws and resisted the heresy from Rome.


The Holy Spirit

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Theologians, misapplying grammatical gender and personification, falsely deduce a phantom third person, propped up by a spurious insertion (I John 5:7-8).