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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 ...


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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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