Where did christians get the fish symbol?
I think it is called an ichmus(?). It used to be against the law to be a Christian, so when one Christian wants to find out if another person is Christian, they draw the other half of the fish. If the other person is Christian, they will draw the rest of the fish. If not, they won't do anything. They don't know what it is. I hope I got all my info right (:
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The cross on doors as well as well as fish stand out, as a house where Christians live.
The symbol of Christianity is the cross because it reminds Christians that Jesus died on a cross for them. Yea.
The symbol of the fish represents fertility, femininity, eternity,creativity, happiness, good luck, knowledge/wisdom, as well astransformation. However, certain fish also have specific meanings.
The Cross is the symbol most commonly associated Christianity. The cross symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the crucifix is the representation of Christ on the cross (His sacrifices), and the Ichthus which looks like a fish (or otherwise known on the television series, Seinfeld, as the Je…sus Fish). Please see links to follow.. ( Full Answer )
Answer . The letters of the Greek word for fish, ixthus were used by the early Christians as an acronym and secret symbol meaning: I Iesous (Jesus) X Xhristos (Christ) TH Theos (God) U Uios (Son) S Soter (Savior) This statement "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior" was also… like an early confession of their belief in Jesus as God and Savior.. If you have a Bible look up Matthew 4:19 it said that Jesus said "Come after me and I will make you fishers of men" read more on this and it might give you some insight. ( Full Answer )
The Christian Symbol WAS the pentagram, but was changed in the middle ages to The official symbol of Christianity Today, The Cross.
The first widely adopted symbol was the fish, perhaps in commemoration of the initiation of two of the disciples with the expression by Jesus, "I will make you fishers of men." A later symbol which has become almost universal in the various christian churches was the roman device of torture upon …which Jesus was crucified--the cross. ( Full Answer )
You can see them placed on the back of some people's cars.. To view the Christian fish symbol, see the related link. The first picture shows the simple design; the second shows with the fish with the Greek letters - the ichthus - which stood for Jesus Christ, God's Son, Saviour.
Yes, the Christian Faith does have a symbol. Ultimately identified as the 'Crucifix' or 'Cross'.
There are many different symbolic meanings of a fish. Some examplesare; fertility, creativity, happiness, knowledge, transformationand good luck.
The ÎÎ§ÎÎ¥Î£, or Ichthys, is a Christian symbol that looks like a fish. Fish are mentioned many times in the Bible; Jesus chose several fisherman to be his disciples. There are many theories as to why the fish was chosen as a symbol. ÎÎ§ÎÎ¥Î£ stands for " á¼¸ Î·ÏÎ…¿á¿¦Ï Î§ ÏÎ¹ÏÏÏÏ, Î ÎµÎ¿á¿¦ Î¥ á¼±ÏÏ, Î£ ÏÏÎ®Ï" ("Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior"). ( Full Answer )
The main symbol for Christianity is the Cross as on the Cross Jesus died for our sins.. Other signs include a fish sign (from the Greek for Fish - ichthus ) whre the I CH of ichthus stands for Iesus CHrist. The fish sig was used as a secret sign for Christians when they needed to identify each… other during the time of persecution.. The monogram IHS (sometimes superimposed on each other) again stands for JeHsuS. Some say that the IHS stands for 'Jesus Hominum Salvator' - jesus the Saviour of the World, but this is probably a later invention.. The Chi-Rho sign (from the first two letters of CHRist in Greek are written X and P. Often these two letters are superimposed into a monogram annd indicate the name of Christ,. Other signs include an Anchor (used a great deal in the Christian catacombs in Rome) and triangular or three-pointed symbols (denotiing the trinity) that are ften seen in Celtic art. ( Full Answer )
the three crosses, the one main cross,nativity scene,the lord,Jesus christ,and GOD ANSWER Christians worship a triune God. Gen 1:26 Then God said, "Let US make man in OUR image, according to OUR likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and ove…r the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." There can never be a symbol for God and it is forbidden by the bible to render an image of God. The only symbols represent the sacrifice that God made for us through His son Jesus Christ. The Christian fish is supposed to represent the letter C written forward and backwards. If you put the two letters next to each other they for a fish. It represents unity among Christians. Though if you ask me, I would never consider putting it on a wall at church or on my car. I don't use it. ( Full Answer )
Type your answer here... I'm pretty sure that in Christian art Jesus Christ is symbolized by a lamb because Jesus sacaficed himself on the cross and in the bible lambs were used as a sacafice when asking for forgiveness for your sins
The Christianity symbol is the cross and it is the cross because Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
It is called the Ichthys also spelled Ichthus and Ikhthus. It is the Greek word for fish . ÎÎ§ÎÎ¥Î£ (Ichthys) is an acronym for " á¼¸ Î·ÏÎ¿á¿¦Ï Î§ ÏÎ¹ÏÏÏÏ, Î ÎµÎ¿á¿¦ Î¥ á¼±ÏÏ, Î£ ÏÏÎ®Ï", ( I Äsous Ch… ristos, Th eou Y ios, S ÅtÄr), which translates into English as "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior". . Iota (i) is the first letter of IÄsous (á¼¸Î·ÏÎ¿á¿¦Ï), Greek for "Jesus". . Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Î§ÏÎ¹ÏÏÏÏ), Greek for "anointed". . Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (ÎÎµÎ¿á¿¦), Greek for "God's", the genitive case of ÎÎµÃ³Ï, Theos , Greek for "God". . Ypsilon (y) is the first letter of (h)yios (Î¥á¼±ÏÏ), Greek for "Son" (the initial "h" was sometimes pronounced, depending on dialect and period, but in Ionic orthography the sound was written with the rough breathing diacritical mark instead of a full letter, and so would not be used to form an acronym). . Sigma (s) is the first letter of sÅtÄr (Î£ÏÏÎ®Ï), Greek for "Savior". ( Full Answer )
It's a symbol of Christianity. It's like...Jesus told us to be fishers of men and so we use a fish to symbolize that we are Christians.
The Christian fish symbol is used by Christians because Christin choosing His disciples that were fishermen on the shores of theSea of Galilee called them to follow Him saying he would make them"fishers of men". . Only people knowing this story would know the meaning of the fishsymbol so Christians… used it when they were being persecuted inRome as a secret way of signaling to other Christians that theywere Christian. ( Full Answer )
A: The fish symbol was formerly used quite widely as a sacred symbol of the female vulva. The fish Goddess, Aphrodite Salacia, was worshipped by her followers on her sacred day, Friday, when they ate fish and engaging in orgies. Just as the early Christians adopted pagan feast days in order to div…ert worship away from pagan deities, so they adopted the fish symbol and ate fish on Fridays, but of course did not engage in orgies. The original symbolism has long been forgotten, and the symbol is now associated by most Christians with the concept of 'fishers of men'. A: In Greek, the initials of the words in the phrase, 'Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour' spell Ichthys, which means 'Fish'. It may have been used as a means of identifying other Christians in a time of persecution. ( Full Answer )
Christianity does not make an appearance in Macbeth. The closest it comes is when Macbeth reports that the grooms woke up, said prayers and went back to sleep, but Macbeth could not say "Amen". This symbolizes that his guilt is standing in the way of his salvation.
Candles are a Christian symbol. They represent the presence of God. People use them often to pray or to reflect on the day or a period of time. People say that candles talk to you like a building might talk to you, it just gives you thoughts.
There is no way to answer your question unless you tell us what the symbol is. Do you mean a cross? Or perhaps a fish symbol? Please clarify your question.
To show their belief of the Christian Faith, and show their admiration and loyalty to the father, the son and the holy spirit.
The P with the X through it is a symbol for Jesus. We must be misspelling it... I can't find anything on it. It was used on a book cover. I can't remember the book, the time era, or even the publishing country.. I believe it was something philosophical. The kyro had a circle around it, alpha to the …left of the kyro, omega to the right, and a prayer around the circle that asked for forgiveness. I cannot even recall the language the prayer was written in.. Point is, obviously, kiro=Jesus, alpha and omega=Jesus=beginning and end, and the prayer is clearly reflective of what Jesus symbolizes as a savior and is clearly a prayer to Jesus. Fun stuff. Now, if only Google was worth all that it is.. I am dying for some rereading! ( Full Answer )
The Greek word for fish is Ichthus. Each of the Greek letters in Ichthus are used as an acronym which stands for: Jesus Christ, God's Son; Savior. (Iesus; Christos, Theos, Uios, Soterios).
Answer The fish symbol was formerly used quite widely as a sacred symbol of the female vulva. The fish Goddess, Aphrodite Salacia, was worshipped by her followers on her sacred day, Friday, when they ate fish and engaging in orgies. Just as the early Christians adopted pagan feast days in order to …divert worship away from pagan deities, so they adopted the fish symbol and ate fish on Fridays, but of course did not engage in orgies. The original symbolism has long been forgotten, and the symbol is now associated by most Christians with the concept of 'fishers of men'. Answer: Jesus has asked His followers (Christians) to be fishers of men. So the fish is a symbol of who we are Christians (on a car you are proclaiming yourself to be a Christian) . ( Full Answer )
No, the Star of David, or Shield of David is a Jewish symbol. The Shield of David is a secular symbol for the Jewish Nation.
There are many, of course - here are a few The Crucifix (Christ shown on the cross) - the suffering of Christ for our sins The Cross (empty) - Christ's suffering and victory over sin and death A Descending Dove - the Holy Spirit A Halo - a mark of holiness. A Boat on a sea - the church …The Lily - a symbol of Christ's resurrection A Cup and Loaf of Bread - The Last Supper A Lamb - Christ, the Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world . ( Full Answer )
The Holy Bible is the set of sacred books. The symbols are thecross, the fish, and the dove. The reason for the cross symbol isthat Jesus was crucified and ran through with a spear on a crossand died. He ressurrected back to life. The reason for the dovesymbol is that some people use it as a symbol …for the Holy Spirit.The reason for the fish symbol is that God multiplied a few fishand pieces of bread to much more bread and fish to feed fivethousand people that had come to see Jesus. ( Full Answer )
Christian fish in the tree symbolises people whom have been baptised (symbolized by the fish) the main rationale here is that one among those who also study religious said that we are like fish if we are baptized because we go underneath the water like fish. So in this we are told that we belong to …a tree and that tree symbolizes a christian church. Therefore the question tells us that we are being committed as church members after being baptized. ( Full Answer )
In the christian faith it is the symbol of Jesus Christ. Jesus says "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." He also uses it as a symbol of his body during the last supper.
Many who claim to be Christian revere the cross as a sacred emblem. However the cross was used in worship far earlier that the time of Jesus The ancient Egyptian priests carried a cross as a symbol of their authority as representatives of the Sun god. Such emblems can be seen everywhere in Egypt on …monuments and tombs and are considered by many authorities as a symbol of fertility. There is no evidence that the early Christian disciple's of Jesus used any such emblem in their worship. the use of the cross goes way back to ancient Chaldea and was used as the symbol for the pagan god Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14) in many other lands the cross and it pagan roots was used to represent the Greek Bacchus, the Tyrian Tammuz, the Chaldean Bel, the Norse Odin. the cross in ritual,Architecture, and Art (London 1900) by G.S. Tyack p.1 2. are also considered by many authorities as symbol's of phallus( a representation of the male sex organ) or of coition.... A Short History of Sex -Worship (London 1940) H. Cutner pp16,17 see also The Non-Christian Cross p183 the Bible give us these advices 1st Cor 10:14 and Ex 20:4,5 do not make a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or that is on the earth underneath or that is in the waters under the earth you must not bow down to them nor be induced to serve them..... so we are being told not to make an image or form of any thing whether it is a cross a picture or statue and worship it or pray to it see also Ezekiel 8:17 also of interest is that in Acts 5:30 it says " The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom ye slew and hanged ON A TREE " KJV (pixilated) ( Full Answer )
Christianity uses a few well known symbol, the two most prominent being the Cross and the Fish.
At many times and in many locations, Christians were persecuted, so they needed a way to leave messages for each other without being easily detected by the authorities. Most of them were illiterate, so pictures such as the fish were the only way to leave a message.
The cross is there to remind us of the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf. The cross should not be worship, it used superstitiously or as a magic wand. The cross is simply a symbol to remind us of Jesus' sacrifice, much like the breaking and eating of bread and the drinking of wine is.
ichthys, is actually five greek letters: iota, chi, theta, upsilon, and sigma. It's an acronym for "Iesus Christos theos, uios, sotor". This translates as "Jesus Christ, God's son, savior". But ichthys is also the Greek word for "fish".
The candle symobolises light in the same way that Jesus said he was the light of the world.
The Zodiac Age changed from Aries to Pisces on December 25, 0001 ad, and Jesus was also born a Pisces, hence the fish metaphors.
an offshoot of the menorah during the 1st and 2nd temple period. Romanized Christianity did good job of erradicating the jewishness of Jesus, but copied then retranslated a lot of Jewish sources, including its liturgy process.in Medieval times, as a custom of that time, not during the time of Jesus …and the early followers,the jews would light their menorah when shabbat or sabbath was approaching and or during hannukha or the festival of lights or any of the festivals that required it. Since the candelabra was a copy of a process, they too had their man made festivals and would light up this piece of equipment. ( Full Answer )
The cross. The cross. The cross. The cross. The cross. The cross. The cross. The cross. The cross. The cross. The cross.
PLEASE change "scared" to "sacred" The concept is surely "love", not "fear" Am I the first to read this question?
Back in the days of the early Church, when the Roman government was killing people for being Christian, the fish symbol was a secret sign to other Christians to let them know where Church meetings were being held.
No, not usually. Culturally, most Mormons reject traditional Christian symbols such as the cross and the fish. While individual Mormons may use them if they wish, most Mormons feel that it is inappropriate to use a tangible symbol to represent deity, fearing that people may begin to worship the sy…mbol as an idol rather than the holy being the symbol represents. The Church itself does not use any symbols to represent deity and does not have any official symbols, although the shape of the Angel Moroni statue is often used when a symbol is needed. ( Full Answer )
The central figure in Christianity is Jesus Christ. Christians believe that the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus constitutes the atonement which is paying the debt of the sins of those who believe and call upon His name for forgiveness. Christ was crucified on a cross. It was a painful, …tortuous way of death in those days. The cross symbol to many Christians, reminds them of the sacrifice of the Savior and helps them keep the Jesus in their minds and hearts. Some Christians, such as the Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) do not use the symbol of the cross to remember Jesus. To them, the cross is a symbol of His death, but it is the glorious resurrected Christ which they want to keep in their hearts. ( Full Answer )
The fish was used an identifying symbol among the early Christians. The first three letters of the Latin and Greek words for fish , ICH , were the important letters in the name of Jesus Christ. The fish also symbolized Jesus' call to the Apostles. "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
The lion and the lamb, the cross, and the symbol of a fish are themain symbols of Christianity. The reason for the cross is obviouslya reference to Jesus volunteering himself to be crucified andresurrected so that we can recieve salvation and be born again inChrist in the spirit. The fish symbol ref…ers to when Jesus calledsome of his disciples who were fishing to follow him. John 21:1-25.It is also a reference when the fish and bread were multiplied tofeed many. John 6:11-14; Luke 9:13-22; Matthew 14:16-21; Matthew15:34-38; Mark 6:37-44; and Mark 8:5-9. The lamb symbolizes thefirst time Jesus came to earth and the lion symbolizes the secondcoming of Christ. ( Full Answer )
Genesis 8:8-12 Noah sends dove out of the ark and once it returns with a olive branch in his beak. This is the symbol of peace between God and men used both in Christianity and Judaism. It was a sign to Noah God's punishment was over. Many times the dove may also symbolize the Spirit of God. God …establishes this symbol in Matthew 3:16 Matthew 10:16 also uses dove as a symbol for innocence. ( Full Answer )
The crucifixion cross is the most recognizable Christianity symbol. This is followed by the fish, which was historically the most popular, but is still popular in some sects.
The importance of the symbols such as cross is that the christiansway of worshiping their God Jesus. For some christians such asorthodox cross is one way of intercession. phili 3:18, 1cor1:18,Gal6:14
It's not a hummingbird, it's a dove. It's because in the story ofNoah and the ark, Noah sent another bird to find land, but thatbird never came back. So next he sent a dove, which brought himback a tree branch. Since they had only seen water for 40 days,they considered it a promise of new life. The …dove is a Christiansymbol because it is a promise of new and everlasting life. ( Full Answer )