Do You Display A Jesus Fish Auto Emblem On Your Car?

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Do You Display A Jesus Fish Auto Emblem On Your Car?

Yes I Do! I Believe in Jesus Christ.
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Do You Display A Jesus Fish Auto Emblem On Your Car?

Postby Anonymous » Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:24 am

Hello fellow forum members, I was curious if anyone displays a Jesus Fish Auto Emblem on their car. I purchased one yesterday and I couldn't be happier :D . The quote below is the story behind the Jesus Fish:

The earliest followers of Jesus were persecuted and forced to worship in hidden locations. Often these believers would scratch the secret symbol of a fish in the ground to help them identify other Christians.

Not only was fish a common food of the day, often used and referenced by Jesus during His ministry, but the letters which make up the Greek word for "fish" (IXOYE) also spell out a secret message about our Lord. I-Jesus, X-Christ, O-Salvation, Y-Son, E-Savior. The name of Jesus brings the power of life and salvation. In a word, the name of Jesus captures the central message of the Christian faith. Together with the symbol of the fish, this emblem reminds the world that our faith isn't about religion, but a relationship with the Living God through Jesus Christ.

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Postby Mastermind » Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:43 am

How about "Not, I don't have a car"?

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Postby bob2010 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:25 pm

my mom put one on the car i now drive, so yes.

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Postby Kurieuo » Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:01 pm

Actually I've heard the fish symbol goes back to Jonah. It is said to represent struggling through hardship, and coming out the other side with God. I'd have to do some research though to back this.

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Postby Anonymous » Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:55 pm

I've heard that it goes back even further... and initally symbolized the yoni and was a fertility symbol.

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Postby Kurieuo » Wed Feb 09, 2005 7:33 pm

If true, isn't it a great example of how Christianity has stood the test of time, and people from many diverging beliefs and cultures have embraced Christianity? ;)

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Postby bizzt » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:18 pm

Kurieuo wrote:Actually I've heard the fish symbol goes back to Jonah. It is said to represent struggling through hardship, and coming out the other side with God. I'd have to do some research though to back this.

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Hmmm some interesting sites
http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_symb.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichthys

Of course I believe that they thought of this because of the teachings of Jesus, and Jonah in the Belly of the Whale.


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