If Jesus were alive today? Crosses?

He would be executed with "modern" instruments right?

So for instance lets say he would be executed in: an Electric Chair

Okay..so would people instead of having a Cross in their necks would they have little electric Chairs?

Or lets say a Gun....would they have a little bullet through-head Jesus?

To be Honest, remembering Jesus with an instrument of execution is not proper and it is considered Idolatry...

, the apostle John admonished Christians: “Guard yourselves from idols.” (1 John 5:21) Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “What agreement does God’s temple have with idols?” (2 Corinthians 6:16)

Why do people use a cross? how does God feel? how does Jesus feel?

Update:

---I reported Christine's answer lol..and btw Im not Hindu...and I am Spaniard-Mexican. And well...the symbol for Fertilty as well as Ta`mus a false God had the Cross symbol before Jesus and Jesus died in a Stake which in english is translated by KJV as Cross

Update 2:

Silly question...silly beleifs and people// Also...Ether...Viewing it with reasoning...The cross is like a flag...it is treated with certain worship..but neither draw you close to God

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The cross is one of the most recognizable religious symbols known to man. Millions revere it, considering it to be the sacred instrument on which Jesus was put to death.

    Roman Catholic writer and archaeologist Adolphe-Napoleon Didron stated: “The cross has received a worship similar, if not equal, to that of Christ; this sacred wood is adored almost equally with God Himself.”

    Some say that the cross makes them feel closer to God when they pray.

    Others use it as an amulet, thinking that it protects them from evil.

    Long before the Christian era, crosses were used by the ancient Babylonians as symbols in their worship of the fertility god Tammuz. The use of the cross spread into Egypt, India, Syria, and China. Then, centuries later, the Israelites adulterated their worship of Jehovah with acts of veneration to the false god Tammuz. The Bible refers to this form of worship as a ‘detestable thing.’—Ezekiel 8:13, 14.

    The Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John use the Greek word stau‧ros′ when referring to the instrument of execution on which Jesus died. (Matthew 27:40; Mark 15:30; Luke 23:26)

    The word stau‧ros′ refers to an upright pole, stake, or post. The book The Non-Christian Cross, by J. D. Parsons, explains: “There is not a single sentence in any of the numerous writings forming the New Testament, which, in the original Greek, bears even indirect evidence to the effect that the stauros used in the case of Jesus was other than an ordinary stauros; much less to the effect that it consisted, not of one piece of timber, but of two pieces nailed together in the form of a cross.”

    A more important issue for true Christians should be the propriety of venerating the instrument used to kill Jesus.

    Whether it was an upright single torture stake, a cross, an arrow, a lance, or a knife, should such an instrument be used in worship?

    Suppose a loved one of yours was brutally murdered and the weapon was submitted to the court as evidence.

    Would you try to gain possession of the murder weapon, take photographs of it, and print many copies for distribution?

    Would you produce replicas of the weapon in various sizes?

    Would you then fashion some of them into jewelry?

    Or would you have these reproductions commercially manufactured and sold to friends and relatives to be venerated?

    Likely you would be repulsed at the idea! Yet, these very things have been done with the cross!

    Besides, the use of the cross in worship is no different from the use of images in worship, a practice condemned in the Bible. (Exodus 20:2-5; Deuteronomy 4:25, 26)

    The apostle John accurately reflected the teachings of true Christianity when he admonished his fellow Christians with the words: “Guard yourselves from idols.” (1 John 5:21)

    Source(s): lol. dios mio! hope i did not put too much information. hasta la vista.
  • 1 decade ago

    Hypothetical historical question is silly. God sent His son into the world at the intended time to perform His mission.

    Point about idolatry is mostly right. The issue is not remembering an instrument of execution. There are many reasons why Bible-believers should avoid the sign of the cross.

    1) Jesus specifically instituted the bread and wine in communion as pictures of his death for us; he did not tell us to use the cross.

    2) Jesus is One Person with two natures: human and divine. Any artistic representation of His body "divides the natures", which is forbidden by the ancient counsels of the Church - since the sculpture can't sculpt his deity.

    3) We have no way of knowing what He looks like, so any depiction of "Jesus" is based on the artist's imagination.

    Many Reformed Christians have historically reject the cross and pictures of "jesus" as idolatrous.

    Source(s): The Bible, Nicene and Chalcedonian Creeds, Iconoclastic Consilabulum, Heidelberg Catechism & Westminster Confession
  • Ether
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    an idol is something that you pray to, make sacrifices to, or worship... Television is an idol... we sacrifice our money and time to the TV networks and worship and follow the people they show.

    the cross, on the other hand, is a symbol of Jesus' triumph over death and the powers of evil, a reminder that with God, all things are possible - as well as reminding us that we each have our own crosses to bear. while it might be considered a graven image(might), it is not something that Christians pray to or worship and therefore, it is not an idol like a statue of Buddha or an image of Baal or something like a fancy car or jewelry or a plasma TV.

    Also, no man knows how God or Jesus feels. We are only called to do what we think is right and take up our own cross and follow Christ.

  • 4 years ago

    The circulate interior the time of jesus became like the noose (sp?) they have been used to execute any individual who became an offence, robbers, murders, all people, they used to line the roads into considerable cities so as that the persons coming in would understand that they should behave, so , i very plenty doubt that jesus would have been a circulate if he became alive right this moment.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I never got the cross wearing thing. If they believe Jesus was nailed to a cross, why would they wear one around their necks, or have one in their homes? A bit morbid don't you think?

    Do those who wear the cross know it's a pagan symbol with phallic connections?

  • If Jesus were alive in America and this era, he would not be execute, most likely. He might be dismissed as crazy but harmless and left alone. He might gain a significant amount of followers and do what he did 2000 years ago. He might be considered insane enough to be put in an asylum.

    But if he WERE execute, which is highly unlikely, it would either be government run and by lethal injection, or he could be assasinated or hanged by nonbelievers.

  • 1 decade ago

    There is no spiritual significance with the cross, only christian mythology... You can be sure if Jesus was alive today He would not be a christian.. God bless.

    Source(s): Conversations with God , at all libraries..
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Good point, I've always wondered why the Cross is used. Why don't they wear crowns of thorns and whips too?

    Source(s): WWHMJD? HE WOULD ROCK!!! Thou shalt turn thy music UP!
  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus is alive today and forever.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah ...cool guns in the neck

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