I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean. Romans 14:14
Pagan symbols is often something that gets debated a lot in Christianity, for example the symbol of the Cross. A Roman torture device used by a Pagan society was thought to have brought the end of a movement (Christianity) that would change the world. Instead we know the story , on that Pagan Roman Cross, Jesus defeated sin and death.
Today many Christians wear a cross as a reminder of what God has done for us. A reminder of how we desperately need a savior from our wickedness. However some Christians, oppose the symbol of the Cross because of its Pagan roots, this is where we get into circular debates
Jesus defeated everything! All powers of darkness and evil are put under his feet. Jesus defeated Paganism, there is no force greater than the blood of Christ.
As Paul was saying here “there is nothing unclean of itself” meaning People are given specific objects and days purpose and power not the objects themselves. Stop creating unnecessary arguments for the sake of arguments. If Jesus is truly your Lord, then he is Lord over ALL
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:20
The Kingdom of God is not about practices and symbols, its about worshipping God. Don’t allow these arguments to be a stumbling block towards ones faith. Let the cross be a symbol of hope and not dissension. Amen!