Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cross!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there's something I want to share with you.

It's not something here in Canada.  It's something in USA.

Here is an article by christianitytoday.com that is entitled, The Peace Cross May Get to Stay, But Not Because It's 'Secular'https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/february/peace-cross-may-get-to-stay-but-not-because-its-secular.html?fbclid=IwAR0bMmZ4cmLCNVqRmUoiSiQT5K2maNE4X9rzca4yp9EwfmFgLSYBa440v44.

Did you read the article?  I hope you did.  If you didn't, I feel I can't share the entire article with you, but I will share a bit of what's stated (I copied/pasted):

During yesterday’s oral arguments, the Supreme Court suggested it would allow a 40-foot memorial cross to stay on public land, despite a challenge from an atheist group concerned that the 83-year-old World War I monument represented a government endorsement of religion.


The hour-long debate in the case of American Legion v. American Humanist Association didn’t just raise the question of whether the “Peace Cross” memorial was constitutional, but also whether it was a secular symbol.
The lawyer for the Maryland parks agency that now maintains the cross—which is located in a median in the city of Bladensburg—argued before the high court that the historic marker served a secular purpose in honoring the fallen. “The easiest way to resolve this case is to say, in the wake of World War I, crosses like this one have an independent secular meaning,” said Neal Katyal.
The Justice Department shared the defense, with acting solicitor general Jeffrey Wall appearing as a friend of the court. He told the justices, “To say the cross has only that religious meaning I think would condemn every cross in the public sphere.”
Though the panel seemed willing to permit the historic memorial cross, the defense that the cross had become a secular symbol got little traction.
“I mean, it is the foremost symbol of Christianity, isn't it?” asked Justice Elena Kagan, who is Jewish, when Wall argued the cross could take on a secular meaning. “It invokes the central theological claim of Christianity, that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross for humanity's sins and that he rose from the dead. This is why Christians use crosses as a way to memorialize the dead.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a Catholic, said, “There is a brief here that says that, to deeply religious Christians, secularizing the cross is blasphemy.” It’s not just non-Christians who could be offended by secularizing the cross, she said, “it could be Christians as well.”
Some legal experts initially believed this Bladensburg cross case would establish new precedent for religious symbols in the public square. After oral arguments, many are now expecting a much narrower decision come June.
Wow!  To me, it's amazing how this cross may be able to remain, and not be torn down.

After all, crosses have quite often been removed and/or torn down.  Not just in places in USA, but also in other countries!

Even so, I would be very happy if the cross remains.  After all, they are important.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 1:18, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.".

Amen!  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Just as we can understand, anyone who will perish, thinks that seeing a cross should not happen.

Why will a person like that perish?

Well, if they do not belong to God, they haven't trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, by not doing that to gain salvation and everlasting life, then they will... perish.

Please, join me in prayer.

Pray... that people who are against Christianity, will become a born again Christian.

Pray... that governments will be in support of crosses.

Pray... that any/every cross will be able to remain, even if those who will perish... don't like to see it.

I thank you for joining me in prayer.

If you do join me in prayer, I believe God will bless you.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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