The False Insistence That the Cross Is Only a Symbol, Not an Idol-WMSCOG

wmscog21Those churches that build up the cross insist that the cross is only a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice, not an idol. However, when we look at their definition about idolatry, we can see that their insistence is self-contradictory.


  • John Calvin, “Institutes of the Christian Religion,” Vol. 1, Chap. 11, pp.110-111?10. Image worship in the church?Those who assert that this was not done heretofore, and within our memory is still not being done, lie shamelessly. For why do they prostrate themselves before these things? Why do they, when about to pray, turn to them as if to God’s ears??Indeed, what Augustine says is true, that no one thus gazing upon an image prays or worships without being so affected that he thinks he is heard by it, or hopes that whatever he desires will be bestowed upon him . . . We do not call them “our gods,” they say.?Neither did Jews nor pagans of old so speak of them, and yet the prophets did not hesitate repeatedly to accuse them of fornications with wood and stone?[Jer. 2:27; Ezek. 6:4 ff.; cf. Isa. 40:19-20; Hab. 2:18-19; Deut. 32:37]?only for doing the very things that are?daily done by those who wish to be counted Christians, namely, that they carnally venerated God in wood and stone.

“Institutes of the Christian Religion” was written by Calvin, a religious reformer who is acknowledged in the Protestant churches. Calvin pointed out that the prayer and worship toward any image are immediately led to idolatry.
According to the teachings of the Bible about idolatry, according to the historical origin of the cross, and according to the insistence of theologians whom they acknowledge, the act of setting up the cross is nothing but idolatry God forbids.

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  • January 25, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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    Thanks to Elohim God, Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother!!
    Using the cross is nothing but an idolatry. It did not come from the bible.
    Whatever they insist, God told us that we should not use such an idol.

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  • February 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm
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    oh, my god~ slanders are so ridiculous and sooooo poor.
    how many evidences that cross is idol in the bible are!! [ jer.10:1;Jer. 2:27; Ezek. 6:4 ff.; cf. Isa. 40:19-20; Hab. 2:18-19; Deut. 32:37]
    how many evidences through historical materials are!!

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  • February 9, 2012 at 12:28 am
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    I agree with what this article says, however is there a church which doesn’t set a cross either outside or inside?

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    • April 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm
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      Yes, there is. The World Mission Society Church of God, established by Christ Ahnsahnghong, contains no idols, neither inside or out.

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  • February 10, 2012 at 12:32 am
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    The Cross is an idol?
    Then, why do so many churches use the Cross?
    I cannot understand why this thing happens!

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  • February 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm
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    Making a cross is to disobey God’s commandment.
    The cross is only a man-made idol.

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  • February 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm
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    We must distinguish true God from idol!!
    If we are lack of knowledge of teachings ogf God, we come to worship idol.
    We can find such cases in O.T.!
    If you do not follow the teachings of the bible, that is following idol.
    And, we will receive the results according to our deeds!!

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  • March 1, 2012 at 9:14 am
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    Since I was young, I used to be afraid of Cross because I felt cross seemed to have some kind of power like God.
    But after I checked through the Bible, I could realize What the cross really is.

    I think, everything related to religion should be re-considered carefully because God clearly says that there are two kinds of laws; one for Man and another for God. Even though they look exactly the same, God is going to judge what we have done -whether or not we kept God’s law or Man’s law, according to the Bible.

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  • March 4, 2012 at 4:39 am
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    I used to believe cross has some kind of magical power and can protect me from dangerous situation.
    But after studying the bible and checking through all the verses, I could realize it has no power and only an idol that can not even walk or move.
    I am so much thankful that God the Father and Mother let open my spiritual eyes so I could distinguish what is true and false in the bible. I would like to know more about the false and wrong teachings, which is the teaching of Men, not God through the bible.

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  • March 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm
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    No one stops to think, no one has the knoeledge or understanding to say, “Half of it I used for fuel; I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I bow down to a block of wood?” – ISAIAH 44:19
    We should have a prudence of idolatry. The cross is nothing but an idol!!

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  • March 21, 2012 at 7:28 am
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    All idols in my house will surely be destroyed. Only one idol was left for now. And that idol is in the trash right now. I am just waiting for the garbage truck to collect our trash. Thanks be to our Elohim God Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother for telling us what are the truth. ^_^

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  • April 6, 2012 at 3:36 am
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    In the bible clearly let us know that man made is an idol like cross , bronze statue, etc
    It is does not bless to us. Only God bless to us.

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  • April 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm
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    I want to believe and follow what is written in the bible.
    It’s because the bible is the teachins of God who gives eternal life.
    Ever read or heard Ex 20:4~5?
    Ex 20:4~5[ You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath
    or in the waters below~]
    If they did, they CANNOT make a cross.
    If they are truely believing in God, they will remember this God’s teaching!!

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  • April 24, 2012 at 11:55 pm
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    I wonder if those who call themselves Christian know the origin and meaning of the cross.
    The cross stands for ‘Sun god’, who God prohibited us from worshiping it. This is not only my opinion but FACT!!!

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  • June 20, 2012 at 8:46 am
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    Many Crristian insist that the cross is only a simbol. But the bible proves that the cross is idol and rules of men.

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  • July 11, 2012 at 6:53 am
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    As I know, there have been disputes related to the cross even within Christianity, whether it’s an idol or not.
    Anyway, I agree with Calvin and I don’t worship and give any special meaning to the cross.

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  • July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm
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    their insistence is so simply ridiculous before words of God.
    The cross is an idol .

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  • July 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm
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    Many people insist that the cross is a simbol of church. But the Bible testified that the cross is an idol.

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  • October 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm
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    The Cross is just an idol…!!!
    We should not set up and worship the cross.
    Because the commandment of god is not set up an idol.
    We must keep the commandment of god..!!

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  • December 26, 2012 at 10:19 am
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    The bible clearly testifies to idolatry, if it wasn’t sacred then they would not go to such lengths in order to prove or justify it’s use. Clearly it is an idol or else they would just throw it away. All we need is God no signs or devices to remember Him or keep Him close. As long as we keep his words near our heart we will always be together.

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  • January 9, 2013 at 4:39 am
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    God cannot be compared or projected to any image. No matter what it is, anything cannot hold God’s divine nature in itself because God is omnipresent if it’s the cross.

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  • January 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm
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    Cross looks holy for sure. However, when we carefully study about it throught the Bibile, we could easily fidn it is no longer holy at all. It is nothing but the tool of imprisonment.

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  • February 8, 2013 at 8:40 am
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    If your dad was killed by a knife to save you.
    Will you take the knife or make something that looks like knife to wear around you and pray to it thinking it’s your dad?
    No one would ever do such a thing… right?
    Its too scary…
    In the same way, cross is something that crucify Jesus (our Father )
    How can we wear it around our neck thinking that is Jesus.
    That’s so scary…
    I used to love cross a lot until I studied the truth that cross is an idol.
    Truly thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghongnim who let us know this truth.

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