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The wooden structure to which criminals were nailed. Jesus died on a cross: hence it is an emblem of the crucifixion of Christ, so that we read of the 'death of the cross,' and the 'blood of his cross,' Philippians 2:8 ; Colossians 1:20 ; also the 'preaching of the cross.' 1 Corinthians 1:18 . The cross of Christ makes nothing of man and sets aside all his pretensions: therefore to preach 'the cross ' arouses man's hatred and persecution. Galatians 5:11 ; Galatians 6:12,14 . 'The cross' is also a symbol of the shame and self-denial that lie in the believer's path. He is exhorted to take up his cross daily and follow the Lord. Luke 9:23 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Cross '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/c/cross.html. 1897.

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