Fuss over a Cross

I can’t get excited about this issue of whether one can wear a cross at work. Here is the issue: Ms. Eweida is not being forbidden from doing something scripture commands, not is she being commanded to do something scripture forbids. So she should comply with the BA guidelines. There is no issue here.

Some Christians will get upset that Islam is being “pandered to” while Christianity is being oppressed and this occasion is an example of it. Some might want us to jump up and down and set fire to things to express how our sensitivities have been violated. And behind this are certain sections of the media who are willing to offer support for the sake of a good news story.

If we do this, and call for equality with other religions, we demonstrate that our Faith no better than that of others’. We say to the world we are just another bunch of sad, overly-sensitive individuals creating a rammy in the moshpit of ‘faiths’, using worldly methods to gain worthless results. Who really cares about wearing a cross? If my faith depends on it, I am more to be pitied than anyone.

Jesus is Lord. He rules and reigns supreme. There is no other contender. He commands all to repentance and faith.

He is my Lord. The only sign he gives of my salvation and union with him is baptism. It is the only sign I can point to. He calls us to a life of faith working through love. Love is the continuing visible evidence of discipleship. Imagine BA, the government or anyone else trying to prevent that!

Through this news event, Christians are being given an opportunity to look at what is really important and turn once again in repentance to God. Let’s put aside all that hinders and run the real race.

Fuss over a Cross

2 thoughts on “Fuss over a Cross

  1. Ian Gautby says:

    What a good thing it is that this woman spoke out. It has at last given voice to a a dying church of England.
    We as Christians do need to defend our faith that is the precise reason that faith is in the decline in many Churches though not perhaps your own Church.

    When MP’s voice and defend this woman first then followed by the clergy it makes me wonder why our church leaders are not capable of standing up for their beliefs.

    Hear in England we lack guidance in most directions, you the church must speak out how otherwise will people get the message?

    You may be comfortable within yourself with your faith,you do not need to be convinced but others need support.

    There are plenty of Christians out here who are part worldly, none of us are perfect and we need firm leaders not wishy washy terms.

    By saying nothing we become nothing,a bit of thunder never did the Church any harm. saving others is more important at this time.

    In this case the press has done a good job for a change and for the correct reasons.

  2. Stephen says:

    Thanks for your comment. I realise there are others who feel strongly the other way about this issue and I respect that. I agree that we must defend the faith and that church leaders need to stand up for the faith. However, my concern is that we fight on issues that we know God has called us to fight on.

    As far as I can see God’s word says nothing about cross wearing. If we struggle for things that Christ has not called us to struggle for we go beyond scripture. So our fight can never truly be a fight of faith, because our faith is not in anything Christ has said! We would simply show ourselves to be worldly and lacking any real power, and frankly, the world (and all its idolatrous religious systems) does being worldly better than us.

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