THE CROSS WAS AN INSTRUMENT OF TORTURE AND EXECUTION. WHY DO YOU CHRISTIANS USE THE CROSS FOR YOUR RELIGION?
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It is true that the cross, as used by the Roman Empire, was an instrument of torture and execution. However, because of the Resurrection of Christ from the dead, Christians have regarded the Cross as a symbol of Christ’s victory over death, hell, sin and the grave.
Frequently we also use imagery of the empty tomb with the stone rolled away. A grave hardly seems a positive symbol, but the empty grave testifies to Christ’s victory over death through His Resurrection.