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In mosaic law the Priests would offer sacrifice and do this on a table, the table was referred to as an alter. Christ who offered himself up as a sacrifice for all, offered himself up on a Cross. His symbol is often referred to as a tree. In the Catholic Church when you enter into the sanctuary you bow down to three places mostly. First to the tabernacle ...


The first chapter of John Stott's The Cross of Christ provides a history of the development of the use of the symbol of the cross in Christianity. I'll briefly summarize it here. Pre-cross images The earliest images used by Christians did not include the cross. Persecution required that they be circumspect, which meant that an image clearly associated ...

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