Well, some of you may have already read this on Jamie's blog but she gave me permission to post about it here. I have known that the peace sign was wrong for about a year know. And I have multiple friends in the real world that think wearing peace sign jewelry or t-shirts or whatever, is totally ok. But we should also ask ourselves, are we wearing these things for attention, to be cool or "fit in" with the rest of the group, or because you think its cool. Do me a favor after you've read this post and think about what our Heavenly Father would want us to do. :)
"We've all had that horrible moment where we put on a shirt that says something in French or Japanese, and then someone of that native tongue comes up and asks us if we know what our shirt [or bag or necklace or whatever] says. "Um, no not really. Isn't it just words?" We reply, innocently nervous as to why we're being questioned. "Uh, it says _________ .". With a gasp we turn and look into the mirror, horrified that we're wearing something that says such an obscene or impure thing.
It's a gut wrenching feeling, isn't it? You wonder how many people knew what your shirt was advertising and what they thought of you. Well, it's happened to me once or twice, and I long ago gave up buying shirts that said anything I didn't understand.
Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: what does this have to do with anything?
Lemme break it down for ya. Ever seen this little symbol here?
How about this one:
Or, see it broad casted by famous singer and actress Miley Cyrus:
"Yeah." You say. "It's a peace sign, DUH. What's the big deal?"
The deal, my friend, is this:
"Known as the 'peace sign' throughout the 1960's and into the present day, this symbol is the Teutonic rune of death. 1950's peace advocate Gerald Holtom may have been commissioned by communist sympathiser Bertrand Russell to design a symbol to unite leftist peace marchers in 1958. It is clear that either Holtom or Russell deemed the Teutonic (Neronic) cross as the appropriate symbol for their cause...."
Wait. It gets better:
"The symbol's origin in history proves it to be the visual mystic character for 'Aum' (the split 'Y'). This is the sacred word to the Hindu. Chanting 'Aum' is supposed to help awaken 'the serpent power of Brahma' at the base of the human spine. Occultist Albert Pike also identifies this symbol as mystical in his book on Freemasonry Morals and Dogma."
Just a tad more...:
"The peace symbol (also called the "broken cross," "crow's foot," "witch's foot," "Nero Cross," "sign of the 'broken Jew,'" and the "symbol of the 'anti-Christ''') is actually a cross with the arms broken. It also signifies the "gesture of despair," and the "death of man.''
Has it turned your stomach yet?
This morning, I got ready for school as usual. I threw on some make-up, wrapped my hair into a messy ponytail, slipped on some jewelry and headed out the door. The necklace I was wearing was a short, choker necklace with a 'peace sign' in the middle. I thought nothing of it, after all, it was just a peace sign, right?
On certain days of the month, my best friend Karla and I go and meet with our Pastor's wife for a "girl's devotional" time. It's something I look forward to, and with my Bible and devo book ["A Young Woman After God's own Heart"] in hand, we sat down for our lesson.
When we were done, my Pastor's wife turned to me and with a smile said, "Jamie, I have an extra homework assignment for you today." I cocked my head, very interested. "Like what?" She pointed to my necklace and said, "I want you to research that. Look into where the 'peace sign' comes from. I think you'll find some interesting things. Send me an e-mail with what you found and we'll talk." I was definitely confused. My necklace? It was a peace sign! You know, like "save the environment" and what-not. Who cared about the origins? But I took her advice and said I would look it up ASAP.
Hours later I was sitting at my computer. Hey, I thought, I'm supposed to look up that peace thing-y! I hopped on over to Google and began my search.
What I found made me sick. The quoted passages above are from this website .
It really showed me something. Here I was, walking around with that symbol hanging off my neck, completely unaware I was wearing a cross with the arms broken, hanging upside down! How sickening is that? I was horrified. Utterly disgusted with myself. And I kept coming back to the same fact:
I didn't know what it meant.
If I knew it was Satanist, I would've have worn it! If I knew it was a symbol against my Messiah, Yeshua I wouldn't have even touched it! But the simple matter is that I didn't know. I was unaware of what negative and evil things lay underneath a seemingly innocent sign.
This should never be the case. We should never wear something because we see no evil or think there is nothing evil about it. As followers of Yeshua we should educate ourselves about such things! Not soak in them and violate the King's command in Philippians 4:8; but we should know. So we can know better. So we can explain to others that it's not innocent at all! It's worldly and anti-Messiah and wrong.
This has been such an eye opening experience. My necklace is now where it belongs: in the trash and away from me.
I really, truly believe that YHWH wants us to stop and think before doing it just because "it doesn't look wrong.". There are so many evil things in this world that hide under the face of innocence and good fun. We cannot afford to be ignorant and fall into Satan's trap! We must be diligent and aware of the evil around us, that way we stay as far away as possible and shine even brighter for the King.
I wanted to share this because it came from my heart, and I didn't want anyone else to fall into the same trap I fell into."
Thanks so much Jamie for the lovely post. (and for letting me use it of course;) Now, it's time to ask yourself, would our Heavenly Father promote this? Does He approve? I very much doubt it!
At one point and time maybe the peace sign was used for good purposes, but as you can hopefully now see, the peace sign is wrong no matter what. I remember the day my mom found out that this sign was pagan. She said, "Hey Autumn, come here and read this article!" (I don't know what happened to the article) After I had finished reading it, my jaw practically hit the floor. The article talked about how the symbol represented a cross with broken arms, and how the free masons use it as well. But there is much more to it than that. Google it and see what comes up. I was pretty dumbfounded at what I had just read, I thought that the peace sign was just a harmless little thing that promoted "saving the earth." But the enemy (satan) disguises things, and obviously he has disguised what we have been talking about. Do you agree or disagree? Please let me know, I love your feedback! :)
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