A true Christian can wear a Latin cross, a Byzantine cross, a crucifix, or whatever symbolizes Christ having made satisfaction on behalf of us poor sinners so that we will be where he is. Let your conscience, guided by Scripture, be the rule rather than the legalism of men.
The Word warns us repeatedly about worshiping false idols. What you must examine here, is what is it in your heart? Why are you wearing the cross (or crucifix). Wearing a cross doesn't mean that you worship it! But if you are more focused on the cross, than the One who died on the cross, you have problems.
You can do anything you want wear anything you want as long as you don't worship it by putting it before God to wear a cross a crucifix to have a picture anything as long as you don't worship it by idolizing it putting it before God you're fine
This so silly of a Q, Christians are so varied in their view of what is right and what is wrong or a sin. One says it's could be a sin, others say no it's the way it should be. I guess that's what happens when a religion becomes so splintered that nothing is clear as to right and wrong. If I were you, I'd wear it and let your God figure it out. He's suppose to be forgiving and should recognize good intentions. Why would you fear your "loving God" so much, as to something so trivial?
The only reason Scripture would forbid wearing a cross or crucifix would be if the object became an idol used for worship (1 Corinthians 10:14) or if the wearer were consumed with how the jewelry made her look (1 Peter 3:3). Many people wear the cross or crucifix as a fashion piece without concern for its symbolism or a desire to represent Christ. But that should not mean Christians can't or shouldn't wear them. Many Christians wear crosses as a proud expression of their love, respect, and service to Christ, along with a remembrance of what He did for us. ...It is not for any of us to judge whether wearing a cross is proper or not; every Christian has to seek God's approval in all he does. If it is not clearly outlined in Scripture whether a practice is lawful or edifying, then the practice is one better left to each person's conscience. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-jewelry.html#ixzz2dwhE7k9n
Hi, Geeks. As long as a person (and I know this is not what you're talking about) doesn't wear a cross with diamonds and jewels to use just as a piece of jewelry, I think wearing a cross is a beautiful thing to do and a wonderful way to share your faith. Sometimes we are the only Bible a person ever reads and our actions, reactions and what they see about us may have a chance at changing the way they see Jesus. For instance, someone carrying a Bible, someone wearing a cross, etc., might make them strike up a conversation with that person about what and why they believe the way they do. And you never know what that might mean to them. Some little something you may say or do may lead someone to Christ or at least plant a seed. It's a beautiful way to show how you feel about Him. It's not something you are idolizing just because you have it on. Your only idol is God our Heavenly Father, the necklace is just a sign of your love for Him. Don't let anyone make you feel bad for wanting to show your love for Jesus in that way. A simple cross necklace is a beautiful thing to see on a Christian.
I am repeatedly told that my judgment on skin art, modern women's fashion, modern dance, movies, music/rap, and almost every other cultural artifact is hopelessly old fashioned, so I refuse to make a law regarding jewelry for fear my age will be ridiculed. Let your conscience be your guide.
You can, but why? It was the method of Hesus brutal execution. Other criminal died on crosses as well. Crucifiction was a common method of criminal execution. If he'd died in an electric chair would you wear that around your neck? Or a hangmans noose? The symbol of the cross has become an idol to too many, both with and without a human figure in it.
Why can't you wear a cross? There is no reason you cannot.
The problem I see here ("Can a true Christian...") is that you seem to see yourself as better than another Christian.
I do not know if this is a growing trend to think only your sect of Christianity is "true" or if Ask is a magnet for zealots or if this truly how christians feel and can hide behind a computer screen. No matter which, it is a huge reason for some of the problems many christians (on Ask anyway) seem to complain about. We rarely see this attitude from other religions. I have never seen a Buddhist or a Hindu state they they are a "true" one. It is an egotistical attitude that does not draw people toward your faith.
You shouldn't, it met to pick up follow. Everyone got crosses these days doesn't make you a christian. Bible is clear we shouldn't we're apparel it glorified the flesh so yes it is a sin. God does not allow jewelry. It's all over the bible, people should read there bible. Our church does not were any crosses, jewelry because the bible say so. It can be idolatry thing. It a symbol not met to wear.
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I assume that most people wear a cross as a so-called sign of respect to Jesus, but as another answerer mentioned, does that really come across as a sign of respect. Think about it in another circumstance, if your son was brutally shot and killed for a crime he did not commit, would you want your friends and family to wear guns on a necklace and view that as a sign of respect to you? That is something I have thought about as it relates to God's feelings on the matter. As another point, it has recently been pointed out by researchers that perhaps Jesus did not die on a cross or crucifix as he is often pictured. Please check out the following 2 links, one from ABC News and the other from jw.org that discusses that matter. Thanks for reading! http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=11066130