why do christians where a cross on there neck?

Canada
April 20, 2008 7:04pm CST
My father makes it a big deal that one should not where a cross on their neck. Hes says would you wear a car on your neck if i died in a car accident... Lol my questions is why do people where a cross on there neck, what does it mean to you?
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
21 Apr 08
Hi questionsnoanswers, Some Christians like to wear a cross on their neck. I think it's mainly Catholics. Some feel that it helps them in their faith, others think it protects them from harm. Some probably think of it as a jewellery item. Blessings.
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 08
Wear a cross on my neck???? Never worn a cross on my neck before and not intending to. In my opinion is how we walkout in our everyday life is more important. I received 2 gold crosses for my 21st birthday. I converted the gold cross into cash years later.Never worn them. But then again, wearing a cross is not wrong, not wearing a cross is also not wrong.
• Canada
21 Apr 08
For what reason do you choose not to wear a cross? Am not saying its wrong or right to wear a cross. I mean myself as well i dont wear a cross, i was simply curious for what reason people choose or not choose to wear a cross?
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 08
Oh...I just don't like to wear necklace or anything on my neck. I wear no jewellery or costume jewellery. The only jewellery I wear is my wedding ring and also a watch (not jewellery). I am just not into wearing all this stuff.
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• Canada
21 Apr 08
thats cool, i respect your views. Thank you very much for your opinion
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Our church doesn't use the cross for any thing. The cross it's self is a pagan symbol that has been around long before Christ was crucified. Christ is no longer on the cross and the cross is so irrelevant. What is more important is that he rose from the grave. So I wonder why people don't wear a symbol of the grave?
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• Canada
21 Apr 08
a very good question. i dont know?
• India
27 Apr 08
I dont wear a cross on my neck, and i do agree with your father. And also im not a jewellery wearing person, juts a simple chain would do...
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@zweeb82 (5735)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 08
Wearing a cross or not is not a big deal. It is walking out your daily life that matters. A person with a cross but has no lifestyle of Christ is just an embarassment & a hypocrite. But if one who wears a cross & walks a Godly life, he's a wonderful testimony. I rest my case as this is not a topic of debate ;) Action speaks louder than words.
• United States
21 Apr 08
I sometimes wear a cross on my neck as a symbol that I am a Christian. But, I heard a pastor at my church say that he doesn't think people should wear crosses as it's not a very accurate symbol. My church doesn't use crosses as a symbol for Christ, but a dove, which represents Christ and the Holy Spirit. I am Pentecostal and the Holy Spirit is considered the main force for the church, which is based on the Acts of the Apostles listed in the book of Acts.