Galatians 5:11; “And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.”
Ensign, May 1975, p. 92; “…“If you do not use the cross, what is the symbol of your religion?” I replied that the lives of our people must become the only meaningful expression of our faith and, in fact, therefore, the symbol of our worship.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
The Greatest Sin in All the World, The Offense of the Cross, p 19; “The symbol of Christianity is the cross; it is the badge of the church. The ‘fraternity pin’ for believers in Christ is the cross. It is the identification tag of faith. It is the emblem for Christ today; it is the passport for tomorrow. It is identified with the cause of Christ as is nothing else in this present day.” –– J. Vernon McGee
Why are the Mormon people the focus of faith for the LDS Church, and not the Cross which points to Jesus?
Moreover, the statement made by Mr. Hinckley indicates the people of Mormonism is the focus of worship. Make no mistake beloved, using Jesus’ name in the title of their church is nothing but clamoring bells and whistles.
The real symbol of Mormonism is Joseph Smith, and one proof is seen in a hymn they sing, ‘Praise to the Man’. Nowhere else in Mormon doxology do we see any mention of the blood Jesus shed on the cross.
Pastor McGee’s statement on the Cross is a beautiful description of true Christianity! No matter where you go in this world, it means just one thing – Jesus. The Cross isn’t pretentious, it has no hidden agenda, and has drawn untold millions to faith in Christ – this author included.
Before I was a Christian, I approached a neighbor to ask why she was wearing a cross necklace, and what it personally meant to her. Her answer was as simple as my question. It represented Jesus, and what He did for her.
Pray for Jesus to open eyes and hearts of the Mormon people so they can see what He did for them on the cross!
With Love in Christ;