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Is it okay for a Christian to wear a st christoper pendant

Discussion in 'The Church Forum' started by Marc94, Apr 27, 2022.

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  1. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Marc94 As @Deborah_ said (in a thread about earrings):

     
  2. farouk

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    PS: @devin553344 I guess this topic is a bit like tattoos, really, as per the discussion on the other thread...
     
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    devin553344 Well-Known Member

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    You crack me up, everything is tattoos :p But I don't wear pendants. If they had a God pendant then I might wear one. But I'm not wearing a saint pendant or a cross with Jesus on it or not.
     
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    devin553344 Well-Known Member

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    But I don't think graven images of God are OK from the biblical standpoint.
     
  5. farouk

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    @devin553344 As regards pendants, I guess a lot depends on what's actually on the pendant, as to its significance, right?

    (As regards items such as earrings, I guess earring designs are kind of more neutral...)
     
  6. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Agreed...
     
  7. farouk

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    @Christophany FYI....did you see this thread? Leaving aside images of 'saints', etc., I'm reminded of your past comments about piercings and tattoos, which are really more of a matter of personal style and preference.
     
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    Hadn’t heard that account...but uh :rolleyes: appears he is more like a folk tale, supposed something looking over travelers. Personally, I favor calling on angels when I travel. :)
     
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    Well, Hebrews 1 speaks of angels of 'ministering spirits sent to minister to them that shall be heirs of salvation'....

    I wouldn't invoke them, though...
     
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    I ask, not command. :)
     
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    James 5:16
     
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    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    the new covenant is the Family of God!

    our father
    Our mother
    And all our brothers and sister in Christ!
     
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    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    John 11:25
    Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

    ORIGEN
    “But not the high priest [Christ] alone prays for those who pray sincerely, but also the angels . . . as also the souls of the saints who have already fallen asleep” (Prayer 11 [A.D. 233]).
     
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    theefaith Well-Known Member

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    All ye heavenly angels and saints pray for us!

    Queen of the most holy rosary, pray for us!
     
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    I'm not Catholic, but were I to wear a saint's medal, I think I'd get St. Jude's. St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless cases. :D

    Or St. Anthony, the patron of lost things. :p

    I looked, but I couldn't find a pendant for St. Simeon, the Holy Fool. Simeon the Holy Fool - Wikipedia

    Sheesh, you'd think Amazon would have it.
     
  16. farouk

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    @Marc94 So did you read the comments? :)
     
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    Yes. As Jesus said, "For he who is not against us is on our side."
     
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    I'm with you, TL. In all we do, we need to glorify GOD, not get sidetracked by images of saints, even though I'm sure a lot of them were good people who loved the Lord also...
     
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    Christ is the source of grace and God the source of blessings so all honor veneration, and devotion given to to saints redounds to the glory of Christ and God!

    2 Thessalonians 1:10
    When he shall come to be glorified inhis saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) inthat day.

    what about the ancient Christian practice of making the sign of the cross?
     
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