On any journey of a true believer, we find ourselves wanting a be a righteous example. In reading the bible, we can all agree that representation is pretty important. I don’t know about you guys, but Torah has really made me aware of what I wear and know what vibes I am sending out. Today, most Americans and many other parts of the world have adopted the “cross” as God’s sign. The questions are “Does God really want us to wear a cross?” or “What did God truly command us to wear?”
The Issue with the “Cross”
Let’s be honest here….Everyone has or does wear crosses. Whether you are a christian, jew, Mormon , satanist, or a Kardashian, it is pretty flexible. Even before my eyes were opened by the reality of the Bible, I would ask myself, “How can a symbol of God be used so loosely as a common thing?”. Well, after reading the complete book and doing some history lesson googling, you will find out that the cross was never instituted by God, Jesus, the prophets, and was never even mentioned in any original scriptures. In the New Testament, you find the word , Stauros, a Greek word that means “upright role”. To take it a step further, in the Old Testament, the word mentioned by the prophets refers to a “tree”. Now on the other hand, the cross can be traced back WAYYYYY before Christianity, being used in ancient Egyptians civilizations( those people on Deuteronomy…). Historians agree that is associated with pagan practices. Now, can we all agree that God would want nothing to do with pagan practices or symbolism. Shall we visit the second commandment??? Most historical images we see of Jesus( real name, Yeshua!) shows him crucified on a “cross”. Although cross crucifixions have been recorded in history, it has not been confirmed if that was even the method of crucifixion at the time. In some Roman societies, the crucifixion can happen after death. Long story short, we do not know if we was hung on a tree or strangled to death and out on a wooden pole, so we should not focus on that. By focusing on the image of the instrument used to kill our Messiah, we are giving power to that image, and that is not at all what we want to do. I mean, if your brother was hung on a tree, would you wear a sterling silver noose. The cross was not introduced into Christianity until the reign of Constantine and his many shenanigans. Yes, the same person who changed our Sabbath to Sunday. Now, it is safe to say God wants us nothing to do with the cross, but what can we wear that represents him.
Here is where the Tzitzit comes in……
Now through reading the whole bible, we do know of a particular accessory that the father allows. Most Jews will tell you about the “Tzitzit” and will regard it as a Jewish custom. Now, I will not go into the the “Jewish Debate”, but we bible believers know that God is not a “Jewish God”, so I think we he wants anyone that believes in him to follow his instructions, whether “Jew” or “Green Person”. God is not into labels, WE are. We were commanded to wear “tassels” in Numbers 15:38, and in anything we are commanded to do, there is a function in it. Unlike the cross, where we just wear it because “it’s cute”, the Tzitzits serve as a reminder for us to obey our fathers instructions. You guys know we can be hard-headed sometimes, so they keep us from going astray. The only requirements for the tassels, where that the had to contain a coed of blue. Some Jews only wear all white Tzitzit, because they believe only a specific blue ink can be used. Somebody, please tell me where God or Yeshua tells us this? He just wants us to wear them so we don’t to caught up in the world. Call me crazy, but I don’t believe the “special blue dye” will allow us to remember the commandments, but the actual Tzitzit is what matters.
Long Story Short……
We were commanded to wear Tzitzit, and not a pagan cross. Please don’t take my word, and go read the bible and google yourself! Please let me know what you guys think about the topic. I know it is touchy for some, but these things have to be discussed. It will only make our lives better……….