This just feels like legalism to me. I’m leaving the Puritan Board. Too much of this feels so pharisaical to me, and not striving for Christ-likeness. We talk more about the law than about Christ. It’s been a good runI think you just glossed over everything I just said concerning the cross though not intentionally it seems. The design and use of the cross is a singular purpose to show forth, represent, and/or remind of the death of Christ. This is a 2nd commandment violation because the making and the use of it is to replace the ordinance of Christ.
You read the Bible, you celebrate the Lord's supper. You meditate upon God's word. Use what the Lord has given you, and stop making or using things that He has not granted you or commanded you to use for such purposes. You want to know and understand history? Read the bible to know the circumstances and history. This is what Jehovah has provided.
This is a 2nd and 3rd commandment violation. He gave you His Word which is completely sufficient, nothing else needs added by man. Seeing a dead tree and remembering what Jesus did is called 'meditating'. I see a light and dwell on Jesus as the Light. This is simple meditation on God's Word also called "occasional meditation". It is another thing to buy or make something to replace God's Word.
This offends me since I don't have to open it to see it.