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LDS/Mormon why don;t you just tell the truth about not wearing crosses?

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June 15, 2019 / By Dreda
Question: You don;t wear a cross because Jesus did not suffer for your sin's on the cross but in the garden, if it all took place in the garden, then why wear a cross? Just because you classify the cross as a torture device and is about death, does not mean that Christians think it is a death symbol. Without the cross there is no salvation, trying to ignore this part of salvation is like saying there is no salvation, except thru yourselves...since there is no original sin in your doctrine, why is there a need for a cross anyways? Jesus died so that we may have life...I don;t know why Mormons cannot grasps this, being a Christians means you will suffer, you cannot be a God without suffering, why can;t you mormons understand that?!
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Cayley Cayley | 4 days ago
Actually Mormons believe that it began in the Garden and finished on the Cross. Some Christians overlook what happened in the Garden. The fact that Christ's pores opened up and that Christ sweated great drops of blood, or the fact that an angel came and strengthen Christ during this time. But Christ going through the trial, being scourged, and then carrying the cross to where he was crucified. It ends up being all interconnected. As for the concept of "Original sin", you're missing the point of it. The concept of original sin means that we're responsible for Adam's partaking of the fruit in the Garden of Eden. That simply isn't the case. I find it kind of.....of a head scratcher to claim that because Adam did an action and we weren't their that suddenly we're at fault for it. Article of Faith number 2 mentions that man will be punished for their own sins. So apparently Mormons do believe that man sins, so hence the reason and the need for Christ. As for the Cross, some Mormons wear them others don't. I use to wear one as a kid. A co-worker at my mom's work gave me one and I wore it. I think it might have been a rosary, because I think it had beads with it as well. I am not sure. It was a long time ago but I wore it as child. As an adult I am kind of uncomfortable with it since I see a lot of famous people wear them that don't model appropriate Christian behavior, so I begin to wonder if the Cross is just a status symbol and if it really does have the meaning that it's suppose to have. Other than that I have no problem believing that Salvation comes through Christ, that is what I have been taught as a Mormon. Whether you choose to believe that we do or we don't is your opinion.
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Cayley Originally Answered: LDS/Mormon why don;t you just tell the truth about not wearing crosses?
Actually Mormons believe that it began in the Garden and finished on the Cross. Some Christians overlook what happened in the Garden. The fact that Christ's pores opened up and that Christ sweated great drops of blood, or the fact that an angel came and strengthen Christ during this time. But Christ going through the trial, being scourged, and then carrying the cross to where he was crucified. It ends up being all interconnected. As for the concept of "Original sin", you're missing the point of it. The concept of original sin means that we're responsible for Adam's partaking of the fruit in the Garden of Eden. That simply isn't the case. I find it kind of.....of a head scratcher to claim that because Adam did an action and we weren't their that suddenly we're at fault for it. Article of Faith number 2 mentions that man will be punished for their own sins. So apparently Mormons do believe that man sins, so hence the reason and the need for Christ. As for the Cross, some Mormons wear them others don't. I use to wear one as a kid. A co-worker at my mom's work gave me one and I wore it. I think it might have been a rosary, because I think it had beads with it as well. I am not sure. It was a long time ago but I wore it as child. As an adult I am kind of uncomfortable with it since I see a lot of famous people wear them that don't model appropriate Christian behavior, so I begin to wonder if the Cross is just a status symbol and if it really does have the meaning that it's suppose to have. Other than that I have no problem believing that Salvation comes through Christ, that is what I have been taught as a Mormon. Whether you choose to believe that we do or we don't is your opinion.

Annemae Annemae
That's not what we believe, sweetie. We fully believe Christ suffered on the cross. That was a major part of the Atonement. You might want to check your sources. And we don't consider the cross a torture device, no matter how greatly Christ suffered while on it. We don't think of it as a death symbol. And we do not ignore that part of the Atonement at all. Where in the world are you getting your information? For the record, though, the fact that our art work and so on focuses more on the resurrected Christ is not a slur against the cross. Though the cross is the most common symbol of Christianity, there isn't any rule saying it must be the only one. This hardly makes us less Christian. After all, isn't the important thing to keep Christ in mind?
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Wymond Wymond
If you lost your cross today, you would still be the same Christian you were before you lost it. If wearing one has personal meaning for you then wear it, but I don't see the point in getting upset that other people don't feel the need to wear one. I have yet to hear a Mormon instigating an argument with people who do wear crosses. It's not a topic of concern for us. "why Mormons cannot grasps this, being a Christians means you will suffer, you cannot be a God without suffering, why can;t you mormons understand that?!" Everyone suffers in this life. Christians don't have a corner on that. Every member of the LDS Church understands that experiencing the joys and the sorrows and sufferings of this earth life is part of God's Plan. We are taught to focus on the joy part of this life and overcome the sorrow part, just as Christ did. We celebrate the gifts of repentance and immortality and eternal life that Christ has given us through his suffering and sacrifice. Suffering that he experienced for all mankind, not just his followers. It sounds like we have different perspectives is all, but we both have the same appreciation for what Jesus Christ did for us.
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Shawn Shawn
In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus took the sins of the world upon Himself. On the CROSS, He DIED as a sacrifice for all those sins. Three days later, He rose from the dead, so that we, too, can have eternal life. We don't need to wear a cross, or see it on a wall, or anything like that, to remember His sacrifice for us. We do that every Sunday when we bless and pass the Sacrament. Any idiot can loop a cross around his neck or have one tattooed on her butt, or whatever, but the REAL symbol we wear of Christ is how we behave as Christians. Why can't YOU understand that you really know nothing of what we believe? Try this:
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Nigel Nigel
Actually I've known some Mormons who wear crosses. I think your issue is that we don't use crosses as a symbol of our faith. It simply isn't necessary. I do however, respect that to some religions the cross is an important symbol. I would like to point out that every Sunday members of the LDS Church take the sacrament, which we do in remembrance of the atonement of Christ. During the sacrament we verbally and physically renew our covenants with God, part of which is to be followers of Christ. That's a good enough reminder for me.
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