Does wearing religious jewelry protect me?

The cross is loved and respected by millions of people around the world so much so that even The Encyclopædia Britannica calls the cross “the principal symbol of the Christian religion.”However interestingly enough, the Greek word generally translated “cross” is stau·rosʹ. It basically means “an upright pale or stake.” And then the Companion Bible points out: “[Stau·rosʹ] never means two pieces of timber placed across one another at any angle . . . There is nothing in the Greek of the [New Testament] even to imply two pieces of timber.”
In several texts, Bible writers use another word for the instrument of Jesus’ death. It is the Greek word xyʹlon. (Acts 5:30; 10:39; 13:29; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24) This word simply means “timber” or “a stick, club, or tree.”
The apostle Paul says: “Christ purchased us, releasing us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse instead of us, because it is written: ‘Accursed is every man hung upon a stake [“a tree,” King James Version].’” (Galatians 3:13) Here Paul quotes Deuteronomy 21:22, 23, which clearly refers to a stake, (cross). Since such a means of execution made the person “a curse,” the question that arises “is it proper for Christians to decorate their homes with images of Christ on a cross or the cross as jewellery around the neck or simply the cross as a means of protection. That being said, there is debate as to whether or not it is appropriate—or even sinful—to wear religious jewelry like crosses and crucifixes. Christians did not begin wearing crosses around their necks until after crucifixion was no longer the primary source of capital punishment; therefore, it is not equivalent to a modern-day person wearing a miniature death chamber or a gun or knife around his neck, as some have suggested. Many looks at the cross as simply the instrument of death used to slay our beloved Saviour. It being suggested on social media that people who truly practice the Christianity of the Bible stand out as beacons of light in
20 May 2022 English South Africa Christianity · Self-Improvement

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